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  • What Is a Nesting Co-Parenting Agreement?

    What Is a Nesting Co-Parenting Agreement? The divorce process can be extremely stressful, especially on younger children. In an effort to make divorced life easier on the children, many parents have adopted a “bird-nesting,” or “nesting” parenting method, which essentially keeps the children under one roof, while the parents rotate in and out. In other words, each parent takes turns living with their children while the other parent lives elsewhere. There are several potential advantages to this new agreement, but there are also a few drawbacks. To find out if this ...
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  • What to Do After a Divorce is Finalized

    What to Do After a Divorce is Finalized During your divorce, you likely faced financial ups and downs, economic adjustments, and significant personal changes. Now that you have officially ended your marriage, it’s time to think about the road ahead. In order to move forward from your divorce quickly and smoothly, there are things to do to secure your future when the settlement is complete. In order to ensure you’re moving in the right direction after your divorce, make sure you complete these key tasks: Divide all assets and debts outlined in your settlement ...
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  • Common Concerns When Filing for Divorce in Oregon

    Common Concerns When Filing for Divorce in Oregon Deciding to follow through with divorce can be stressful, which is why it is important to become familiar with what to expect throughout the legal process. Here are three important legal matters that parents and spouses need to be aware of if they plan to file for divorce in Oregon. Obtaining a Restraining Order If you want to get divorced because your spouse physically abuses you or threatened to abuse you, then you can petition for a restraining order under the Oregon Family Abuse Prevention Act. As part of the terms of ...
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  • Are Assets Split Equally in a Divorce?

    Are Assets Split Equally in a Divorce? One of the most common questions we get asked at McKinley Irvin is whether marital assets are split evenly when spouses divorce. Below, our lawyers explain what you need to know about how courts split assets between spouses in divorce cases in the state of Oregon. Equitable Distribution Oregon is not a community property state, so all of the property and debts that have been accumulated by a married couple do not equally belong to both when they get divorced. Instead, equitable distribution states take the stance that ...
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  • How to Prepare for a Divorce in Oregon

    How to Prepare for a Divorce in Oregon The divorce process can be overwhelming. Clients who take the time to prepare themselves for the various legal obstacles they may encounter often manage their divorce proceedings better than those who avoid this crucial step. While there is much that needs to be done to devise a strong legal strategy to advocate for your best interests, here are a few things you can do to prepare for your divorce. Important Documents You Need One of the biggest hassles when going through a divorce is gathering all of the documents needed to ...
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  • Divorce and Insurance Issues

    Divorce and Insurance Issues When a couple decides to file for a divorce, insurance issues may be the last thing on their minds. Most of us rely on health insurance, car insurance, and homeowner’s/renter’s insurance to safeguard us in case of an emergency. In the event that you and your spouse choose to go your separate ways, you should consider how this could impact your insurance coverage. You may have to look for new coverage, select a new plan, or you might even need to look for a new job that offers the type of coverage you need. Once the divorce ...
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  • How to Improve Your Children's At-Home Education While Co-Parenting

    How to Improve Your Children's At-Home Education While Co-Parenting As schools across the country have closed to protect children and teachers from the spread of COVID-19, many parents are seeking new ways to support their children's learning outside of the classroom. It's especially important for parents sharing child custody to develop consistent support for their child's education during this time. Establish Consistency in Your Home Improving your child's learning at home should start with you. If your child is five years or older, you can create a schedule together that covers learning ...
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  • How is Debt Divided in a Divorce?

    How is Debt Divided in a Divorce? Any debt a couple shared during their divorce may be subject to division, just like any other type of property they owned. In this way, debt is treated like any other asset and may be divided or divvied up in a way that is deemed fair and reasonable in the eyes of the court. However, depending on the type of debt you have, when you acquired it, and why, the way in which the debt is divided may vary. Property Division Laws Each state is governed by their own property division laws, and those laws determine how a couple will ...
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