Blog Posts in 2011

Divorce and Bankruptcy

Divorce and bankruptcy are two areas of the law that often overlap and affect each other in many ways. The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) of 2005 addresses some of ...
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7 Tips for Negotiating Child Support in Divorce

1. Be up front about your income and expenses. Provide verification of your income, including your last 6 months’ of wage stubs and your last 2 years’ of tax returns at the outset of your ...
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Ten Questions to Ask When Choosing a Family Law Attorney

The following questions have been prepared by McKinley Irvin to help you identify and prioritize the factors most important to you when you are selecting your personal family attorney. The process ...
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International Travel with Children Considerations

Do I need permission from my spouse or ex-spouse to obtain a passport for my child? Yes. Whether you are married, divorced, or single, federal law requires that both parents consent to the issuance of ...
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What to Expect in Divorce Court

Most people are not familiar with courtroom practices and procedures, making any court appearance stressful. And going to court for a divorce can be particularly nerve-racking. Your very personal ...
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Spousal Support (Alimony) Basics

What is Spousal Support (Alimony)? Spousal support is a payment from one spouse to the other after the parties have separated or divorced. Spousal support may also be called spousal maintenance or ...
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Guide to Divorce in Oregon

This guide is intended to help anyone who is considering, or already undergoing, divorce in Oregon. The guide includes:
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10 Tips for a Low Cost Divorce

The emotional costs of divorce are high. Combine that with the financial strain of a costly legal process, and it can be difficult for you (and your kids) to move forward with a happy and productive ...
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Understanding the Division of Property in Divorce

When a couple decides to divorce, one of their primary tasks is to divide their property (both assets and liabilities). The division of property can be a complex and contentious issue in a divorce. If ...
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Why and When You Need a Divorce Lawyer

When a marriage is ending, it can be tremendously difficult to deal with both the emotional trauma and your fears about how life will go on after a divorce. The legal guidelines surrounding divorce ...
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Introduction to Estate Planning

An estate plan is an essential collection of documents that describes your financial, medical and other important wishes in the event of your death or incapacitation. And as important as estate ...
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Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

What is the Hague Convention? The Hague Conference is an international organization of member states whose purpose is “to work for the progressive unification of the rules of private ...
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