Yearly Archives: 2011

Decluttering After The Divorce

I previously blogged about redecorating your house after a divorce, and one of the tips was to get rid of the joint property that had memories attached to it. But how to start getting rid of the property? Rather than … Continue reading

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Saying “I Do” to a Prenuptial Agreement

If you are a newly-engaged couple, you probably don’t want to think about the possibility that one day you and your soon-to-be spouse will divorce, but there is good reason to consider signing a prenuptial agreement. By entering into a … Continue reading

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Top 10 Tips on Redecorating Your Home After Divorce

Divorce can be a difficult process to go through. Remaining in the marital home after a divorce can be emotionally difficult and contribute to lingering hurt feelings. Focusing on the past won’t help, and it is psychologically important to reclaim … Continue reading

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Parenting time: Is sharing the “nest” the best?

Divorce can prompt parents to consider a variety of options when it comes to caring for their children. As divorce attorneys, we regularly see parents weigh the pros and cons of different parenting time arrangements in order to find the … Continue reading

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8 Tips For Surviving A Divorce

Divorce is a legal process with enormous social and personal consequences.  As Portland, Oregon divorce lawyers, we are in the habit of giving legal advice, but in talking to and working with clients have seen some struggle and some thrive … Continue reading

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Bankruptcy and Child Support

As the economy continues to struggle, bankruptcy can become an enticing option to more and more people who are looking for a fresh start. We have found that bankruptcy can pose some interesting questions for those receiving payments from their … Continue reading

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New Case Law – Support Enforcement Division Does Not Have Authority to Modify Child Support While an Appeal is Pending

On August 31, 2011, the Oregon Court of Appeals decided Division of Family Support Unit v. Sullivan. This case deals with a parent’s ability to modify child support through the Support Enforcement Division while the divorce judgment is being appealed.  … Continue reading

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New Case Law – Fear of Imminent Bodily Injury Does Not Require Overt Threats or Physical Violence

On September 8, 2011, the Oregon Court of Appeals decided Hubbell v. Sanders. In this case, the victim was granted a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend due to his threatening behavior and stalking, including sending threatening text messages, lurking near … Continue reading

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New Case Law – Agreement Not To Modify Child Support Does Not Violate Law or Public Policy

On October 26, 2011, the Oregon Court of Appeals decided Matar and Harake. In this case, the parties signed a stipulated general judgment which awarded child support to Mother.  The judgment included a provision preventing either party from modifying child … Continue reading

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New Case Law – Stipulated Judgments are Enforceable as Long as They Do Not Violate Law or Public Policy

On August 31, 2011, the Oregon Court of Appeals decided Porter and Griffin. In this case, the Court of Appeals stated that the stipulated divorce judgment that the parties had agreed to in 2009 was enforceable even though it treated … Continue reading

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