Yearly Archives: 2008

Joint Custody

As a divorce lawyer, I am constantly discussing child custody issues with clients.  One of the first questions that I often receive is “what does joint custody mean and how can I get it?”  ORS 107.169 is the Oregon statute … Continue reading

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Can I get custody of my child now if he or she is in danger?

As family law attorneys based in Portland, Oregon, we talk to a lot of parents with safety concerns about the other parent’s home. We hear questions about how to get custody quickly, or change a parenting plan quickly if a … Continue reading

Posted in Annulment, Child Custody, Grandparents, Legal Separation, Modification | Tagged , , , , | 14 Comments

Can I get exclusive use of the home during my divorce?

Divorce can be a time of stress and uncertainty. People change living arrangements and residences, sometimes voluntarily, and sometimes by court order. As family law lawyers based in Portland, Oregon, we hear lots of questions about who gets to live … Continue reading

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New Case Law – Domestic Partnership Asset Division

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

Posted in Appeal, Dissolution, Domestic Partners, Legal Developments, Property Division | 4 Comments

New Case Law: Settlement on the record

Most family law cases settle without a trial. Courts encourage settlement of family law issues, and the legislature expressly provides that it is Oregon’s policy to “encourage the settlement of suits for marital annulment, dissolution or separation . . .” … Continue reading

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Can I move out with the kids? The “Temporary Protective Order of Restraint” and “Status Quo Order”

As family law lawyers based in Portland, Oregon, potential clients ask us about if they can move out of the family home with the children, or if they can prevent a move. We hear questions like the following: Can I … Continue reading

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Which divorce model is best for me?

Clients have a few options regarding a procedure model for their divorce case.  They can go the standard litigation route through the courts, engage in mediation, or use the collaborative divorce model.  There are costs and benefits to proceeding under … Continue reading

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New Case Law: Moving Away and Modification of Custody and Parenting Time

A “move away” case is where one parent, either in an initial filing or modification, seeks to move a child away from the other parent. Move away cases are hard. In Oregon, the legislature’s stated policy is that good parents … Continue reading

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Top Ten List: Top 10 ways to do well in your divorce case

As a Portland, Oregon based family law firm we field a lot of questions from potential clients about how to “succeed” in a divorce case. One message that surprises many people is that there are seldom any clear winners in … Continue reading

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Celebrity Divorce News: Don’t raid the joint account

University of Arizona men’s basketball coach Lute Olson is currently going through a divorce with his wife.  He has been ordered to appear in court to explain why he took the majority of funds out of the parties’ joint bank … Continue reading

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