July

McKinley Irvin Blogs from July 2014

  • How Living Together Affects Child Support and Spousal Maintenance

    How Living Together Affects Child Support and Spousal Maintenance What Happens to Child Support and Spousal Maintenance if You Cohabitate During or After Divorce? Couples going through a divorce are often unclear as to what legal effect, if any, moving in with a new partner will have on their legal rights. Most commonly, there is a concern that co-habitation (living with a new boyfriend or girlfriend in a ‘marriage-like’ arrangement) might affect a spousal maintenance award or the amount of child support that is to be paid or received. The following provides general information for ...
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  • What is the Difference Between Custody and Guardianship?

    What is the Difference Between Custody and Guardianship? Guardianship and custody are similar but distinct concepts that describe the legal relationships between an adult and a child. Although often mistaken for one another, these relationships differ in a number of important ways including: The decision-making authority provided to the adult in the relationship Who is generally awarded custody over a child and who is generally given the authority to be a child’s guardian The duration of the legal relationship Who may appoint a custodian or guardian As well, in certain ...
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  • 7 Things Not To Do When You're Getting a Divorce

    7 Things Not To Do When You're Getting a Divorce Divorce is a difficult decision — one that often carries profound implications for all parties involved. While in many cases divorce is inevitable, there are certain measures you can take to minimize difficulty during the process. Here are 7 things NOT to do when you're getting a divorce: 1. Don't let your kids in on all the details. If you are divorcing and you have children, take care to disclose only what is necessary for them to know. Divorce can have a tremendous impact on children, and while you should explain the ...
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  • McKinley Irvin's 2014 Oregon Rising Stars

    McKinley Irvin's 2014 Oregon Rising Stars McKinley Irvin is proud to congratulate our attorneys who were selected by their peers for inclusion on the 2014 Oregon Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. These lists represent the top 5% highest achieving attorneys in each state. (from left to right) Annelisa Smith, Associate, 2014 Oregon Rising Star and 2014 Washington Rising Star Mindy Stannard, Associate, 2014 Oregon Rising Star Collin McKean, Partner in Charge, 2014 Oregon Rising Star and 2014 Washington Rising Star For more information on this announcement, read the ...
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