January

McKinley Irvin Blogs from January 2015

  • Gray Divorce: Essential Tips for Divorce after 50

    Gray Divorce: Essential Tips for Divorce after 50 More people are getting divorced later in life than ever before. In fact, 1 in 4 divorces now involve couples over the age of 50. McKinley Irvin has published a comprehensive guide that addresses the trends and effects of this phenomenon, as well as the significant legal issues that exist in a Gray Divorce. Infographic: The Rise of Gray Divorce As seen in 425 Business Magazine and the Avvo NakedLaw Blog What makes a Gray Divorce different? Getting divorced is never easy. Divorcing when you're getting closer to retirementg ...
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  • Parental Alienation: What Is It, and What Can You Do to Prevent It?

    Parental Alienation: What Is It, and What Can You Do to Prevent It? Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) is behavioral pattern of unjust dislike or hatred toward one parent. PAS is typically linked to child custody disputes during divorce. PAS was first observed by Dr. Richard A. Gardner, a forensic psychiatrist who noticed the syndrome in the 1980s. According to Gardner, PAS includes the following factors: Almost always occurs in the context of a child custody dispute between parents Is manifested by the child, who promotes his/her undue dislike of one parent May be caused by the child's ...
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  • Divorce Tips for the Stay-at-Home Mom

    Divorce Tips for the Stay-at-Home Mom Stay-at-home moms face special challenges during divorce, but judges rarely take these factors into consideration. Finding a job is one of the biggest post-divorce challenges you can face as a stay-at-home mom. Unfortunately, this isn't always easy. After years – even decades – of full-time parenting, many mothers have difficulty reentering the workforce. If you are a stay-at-home mom and facing a divorce, now is the time to prep for the financial challenges ahead. Get Ready for Budget Changes Divorce is expensive, even for ...
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  • Does It Matter Who Files For Divorce First?

    Does It Matter Who Files For Divorce First? If your marriage has come to an end and you are headed for divorce, you may want to know if it matters who files for divorce first. Many divorce attorneys argue that there really is no advantage to filing for dissolution (divorce) first, however, we believe that it depends on your individual circumstances. There are some advantages to filing first, and they include: You get to plan in advance and take your time selecting a lawyer, rather than having to scramble to find a lawyer to meet with you and file a Response within 30 ...
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