McKinley Irvin Blogs from August 2015

  • Is There a Bigger Threat to Marriages than Ashley Madison?

    Is There a Bigger Threat to Marriages than Ashley Madison? Since the night of August 18 th, when hackers released personal information on 31.3 million users of the adultery website Ashley Madison, news of the fallout keeps getting sadder and more debauched. We’ve seen reports on lawsuits, suicides, blackmail, and public humiliation. Divorce attorneys have been poised for an influx of betrayed spouses. The Ashley Madison leak is definitely something to give married people pause, and it provides a frightening insight into the accessibility of our online private information. We’d like ...
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  • Surprising Stats on Social Media & Divorce - Infographic

    Surprising Stats on Social Media & Divorce - Infographic IS FACEBOOK CAUSING DIVORCES? Social media (and the drama and temptations that come with it) is having a big impact on marriages. So big, in fact, that 1 in 3 divorces start as online affairs. And divorce attorneys now regularly use social media and digital communications as evidence in a large percentage of divorce cases. Here are the facts. Can your social media activity be used against you in a divorce? Attorneys agree – what you "share" online may also be shared in the courtroom. Posts, texts, chats, emails, and photos ...
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  • Can I Modify or Appeal my Divorce Settlement?

    Can I Modify or Appeal my Divorce Settlement? Can I Change My Divorce Settlement? Once you sign your divorce agreement, or after a family court has issued a judgment, it can be difficult to change the terms of your divorce. But there are circumstances that allow for adjustments to your settlement. If you experienced major changes in health, income, or living situations, you can petition for changes to your divorce settlement by filing an appeal or requesting a modification. If you wish to appeal a court’s decision, you must enter a motion of appeal within 30 days of the ...
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