Yearly Archives: 2008

New Case Law – Pet Visitation and Enforcement of Settlement Agreement

As a Portland Oregon divorce law firm, Stephens & Margolin LLP is dedicated to keeping up to date on Oregon Court of Appeals and Oregon Supreme Court opinions. As a service of The Oregon Divorce Blog, we will be providing … Continue reading

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New Case Law: Court’s failure to specify parenting plan for father reversed

It is unusual for a court to not award parenting time to the non-custodial parent in a divorce case. Oregon’s stated policy is that good parents should have frequent contact with their children. ORS 107.101 provides that it is Oregon’s … Continue reading

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Child Support and Boxing

Evander Holyfield settled his child support case against one of the many mothers of his children by agreeing to set aside $100,000 in a college fund for his 10-year-old son.  Holyfield also consented to pay private school tuition before college, reinstated health … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Collaborative Divorce

Having a trial is a way, but not the only way to resolve your case. There are many tools available for resolving your case other than a trial. Good family law lawyers are problem solvers, and the good ones recommend … Continue reading

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Collaborative Divorce – Choosing the right lawyer

In initial consultations with clients I make sure to go over the different models of resolving a family law case.  These include:  collaborative divorce; mediation; traditional litigation; and a mix of these models.  It is crucial that clients understand the … Continue reading

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New Case Law – October 15, 2008 decisions of the Oregon Court of Appeals

As a Portland Oregon divorce law firm, Stephens & Margolin LLP is dedicated to keeping up to date on Oregon Court of Appeals and Oregon Supreme Court opinions. As a service of The Oregon Divorce Blog, we will be providing … Continue reading

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Wiretapping and Child Support

I read a recent article in the LA Times about attorney Terry Christensen, who represented Kirk Kerkorian in his child support case, and his private investigator, Anthony Pellicano.  They were indicted and found guilty on federal wiretapping charges related to … Continue reading

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Child Support Confusion

As a Portland Oregon divorce law firm, Stephens & Margolin LLP is dedicated to keeping up to date on Oregon Court of Appeals and Oregon Supreme Court opinions. As a service of The Oregon Divorce Blog, we will be providing … Continue reading

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Statutory discovery – what is it?

“Discovery” is the process of obtaining information about the other side’s case. Divorcing parties have a right to see the other side’s financial cards. There are many formal ways to get the other side’s financial documents. For example, you can … Continue reading

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Divorce Tech: The YouTube Divorce

Law.com had an interesting post about Phillip Smith’s divorce from his wife, Tricia Walsh-Smith in Manhattan. The case is an example of technology being misused in divorce. Apparently Ms. Walsh-Smith had made a rather embarrassing video about her intimate life … Continue reading

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