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Recent Posts in the Family Law Category

  • Dementia & Divorce: Know Your Options

    Dementia & Divorce: Know Your Options Caring for a dementia patient, especially when that patient is your spouse, can be devastating, stressful, and downright frustrating. Individuals with dementia are not always of sound mind, which can lead to emotional outbursts, uncharacteristic mood swings, memory loss, and other odd behaviors. These outbursts can sometimes cause fights, putting excessive stress on the caregiving spouse or leading the ill spouse to look for a way out of their current situation. Unfortunately, these types of conditions can sometimes cause ...
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  • Attorney Courtney Bellio Joins McKinley Irvin in Portland

    Attorney Courtney Bellio Joins McKinley Irvin in Portland McKinley Irvin welcomes our newest family law attorney, Courtney Bellio, to the firm’s Portland office. Courtney represents clients in a wide variety of family law matters, including divorce, child custody, child support, parenting plan modifications, and relocation. We are pleased to bring such a strong advocate to our growing Portland team. Courtney is a graduate of the Lewis & Clark Law School in Oregon and will serve clients from our downtown Portland office, located at 1000 SW Broadway, Suite 1810. Read Courtney’s full ...
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  • What You Need to Know About International Child Custody

    What You Need to Know About International Child Custody Child custody issues are never easy, but if you and your co-parent live in different countries, dealing with joint custody or visitation can be quite complicated. The U.S. Census Bureau tells us that international marriages are becoming more and more common, which means there will be more children born of parents from different countries. Our modern society has become much more global, which can be beneficial for several reasons, but it presents very specific challenges in child custody cases. Joint physical custody could be ...
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  • Portland Family Law Attorney Jack G. Dekovich Joins McKinley Irvin

    Portland Family Law Attorney Jack G. Dekovich Joins McKinley Irvin McKinley Irvin is pleased to welcome attorney Jack Dekovich to our Portland office. Jack Dekovich focuses his practice on finding optimal solutions for his family law clients. He represents clients in all areas of family law, including divorce, custody, legal separation, domestic violence, relocation, and legal matters for unmarried couples. Jack values his client relationships and currently maintains a 100 percent five-star review rating from former clients on Avvo.com. In addition to his family law practice, Jack is a ...
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  • Frequently Asked Questions About Legal Separation

    Frequently Asked Questions About Legal Separation Even though a legal separation isn’t as final as an official divorce, it is a big step that should not be taken lightly. People separate for a variety of different reasons, whether they’re using this as a stepping stone before a divorce or choose to take some time to reevaluate what they want out of their relationship. In any case, it’s important to consider how a separation could impact your life. If you and your spouse are thinking about separating, either temporarily or permanently, make sure you know what to expect. ...
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  • Partner Jeffrey Matthews Named 2018 Oregon Super Lawyer

    Partner Jeffrey Matthews Named 2018 Oregon Super Lawyer Congratulations to Jeffrey Matthews for his inclusion in the 2018 Oregon Super Lawyers List. The 2018 listing marks the eleventh consecutive year that Jeff has been recognized in Oregon Super Lawyers, achieving an annual listing every year since 2007. Each year, no more than five percent of all attorneys in Oregon are selected as Super Lawyers. “We congratulate Jeff for his selection as a 2018 Oregon Super Lawyer, and for his continued leadership in the practice of family law,” said Rita Herrera Irvin, founder of McKinley ...
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  • Peter C. Diamond Joins McKinley Irvin as Partner

    Peter C. Diamond Joins McKinley Irvin as Partner We are pleased to announce that veteran family law attorney, Peter C. Diamond, has joined McKinley Irvin as Partner in Portland. Pete brings over 25 years of diverse experience to McKinley Irvin that includes in addition to family law, business law, real estate law, estate planning, and general litigation. As partner, Pete will help lead the expansion of the firm's presence in the Portland community while providing exceptional client service. He focuses his practice on divorce and separation involving the valuation and ...
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  • MI Welcomes Two New Attorneys to Vancouver Office

    MI Welcomes Two New Attorneys to Vancouver Office We are pleased to announce that Vancouver family law attorneys Lisa Martin and Lisa Ward have joined the firm. Our new team members bring a diverse range of experience to McKinley Irvin – and a fierce dedication to helping families in the Vancouver community. Lisa E. Martin, Senior Attorney , has over 20 years of family law practice experience in both Washington and Oregon. She is well known for her knowledge and skill in divorce matters that involve high assets and other complex divorce and family law issues. Lisa M. Ward, ...
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