2019

McKinley Irvin Blogs from 2019

  • How Are Household Items Divided in a Divorce?

    How Are Household Items Divided in a Divorce? When couples go through a divorce, they must find a way to extricate themselves from one another in a way that allows them to move forward with their own lives. Although the decision to separate from one another is highly personal and emotional, there are several other changes that come with the process, including the division of your assets. In a divorce, the couple must divide their shared property, including everything big and small, from their savings funds to their furniture. Part of the divorce process is determining ...
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  • What to Do About False Allegations in Child Custody and Divorce Cases

    What to Do About False Allegations in Child Custody and Divorce Cases When your co-parent makes false accusations against you, their words, however unfounded, could seriously harm your child custody or divorce case. Whether you’re just now going through the beginning of a divorce or are rehashing a custody issue for the fifth time, any words against you, as a parent, can be particularly damaging. Accusations might allude to child abuse, lying on your legal forms, failure to adhere to custody rules, or other big problems. If you find yourself facing false allegations, make sure you know your ...
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  • MI Attorneys Listed in 2019 Oregon Super Lawyers

    MI Attorneys Listed in 2019 Oregon Super Lawyers McKinley Irvin is happy to announce that Jeff Matthews and Jack Dekovich have been included in the 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. This is Jeff’s twelfth year to be honored in Oregon Super Lawyers and Jack’s inaugural year to be named a Rising Star. Jeffrey Matthews , Partner – Oregon Super Lawyers 2007-2019 Jack Dekovich , Attorney – Oregon Rising Stars 2019 To be selected for this honor, attorneys nominate peers for their exceptional professional ability in the practice of law. The Oregon Super Lawyers list ...
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  • How To List Your Assets & Debts for Your Divorce

    How To List Your Assets & Debts for Your Divorce When it comes to preparing for your divorce, compiling a list of your assets and debts is key for the property division process. You will need to document a full list of your finances – both those shared in your marriage and any of those you own or handle independently. Why is this important? Done properly, you will be able to better negotiate a fair divorce settlement that protects you now and into the future. Done improperly, your divorce could end with a flawed division of assets and debts, leaving you to sort out the ...
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  • What Will Divorce Mean for Me: How to Understand the Impact of Divorce

    What Will Divorce Mean for Me: How to Understand the Impact of Divorce Divorce is a major decision that affects major life changes. If you are starting to consider divorcing your spouse, you may not understand the full scope of how a divorce will impact your life. Before you make any decisions, it is highly advisable that you get educated on what your options are. Why Talk to a Divorce Lawyer? Every divorce is different, so you cannot expect that your situation will play out similarly to other stories you may have heard from your friends and family. While divorce may seem commonplace, that ...
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  • 17 McKinley Irvin Attorneys Named 2019 Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

    17 McKinley Irvin Attorneys Named 2019 Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Congratulations to our 2019 Washington Super Lawyers & Rising Stars Today, 17 of our family law attorneys were named in the 2019 Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list. Super Lawyers represents the top 5 percent of all attorneys in Washington State, based on peer nominations and a formal review. Rising Stars represents the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state who are under age 40 or have been practicing for less than ten years. Additionally, Janet George and David Starks have been named in the Washington “Top ...
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  • Coping with Divorce & Your Emotional Well-Being

    Coping with Divorce & Your Emotional Well-Being When you and your spouse choose to divorce, you’re closing the door on a major chapter in your lives. A serious change of that nature has the power to shake your foundation. When you’ve planned your entire life with someone and counted on having them by your side, it can be extremely challenging to reevaluate your goals, expectations, and plans without them. Falling into a pattern of emotional distress is easy at a time like this, but if you learn to cope with the divorce process in a healthy way, it can help you move ...
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  • What Does It Mean to Terminate Your Parental Rights?

    What Does It Mean to Terminate Your Parental Rights? Terminating an individual’s parental rights is a very serious matter, whether the court takes away those rights or the parent relinquishes them willingly. In any parent-child relationship, the biological parents inherently have certain rights and responsibilities regarding their children. If, in any situation, those responsibilities are not being upheld, the court may terminate parental rights if it is in the best interest of the child. Or, a parent may choose to voluntarily give up his or her rights, forfeiting any right to ...
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