Yearly Archives: 2011

Divorce and Taxes – Claiming the Dependency Exemption

As Portland divorce lawyers, we get a lot of questions from clients about who gets to claim the dependency exemption after divorce.  Who gets to claim the dependency exemption post divorce hinges on who is the “custodial parent.”  The IRS … Continue reading

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New Case Law: US Supreme Court – Due Process and Jail Time For Contempt

The United States Supreme Court issued an oppinion on June 20, 2011 in Turner v. Rogers that touches on self represented litigant’s due process rights in contempt proceedings where jail time is at issue. The Father, Turner,  was ordered to … Continue reading

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New Case Law – Definition of Abuse under Family Abuse Prevention Act

On August 10, 2011, the Oregon Court of Appeals decided Sacomano v. Burns. The Court of Appeals reversed the trial court’s decision to continue a restraining order after a hearing. The court found that, although the respondent had sent the … Continue reading

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New Case Law – Grandparent’s Rights

On July 27, 2011, the Oregon Court of Appeals decided G.J.L. v. A.K.L. In this case to establish visitation between grandparents and their grandchild, the trial court denied the grandparents’ petition for visitation and the Court of Appeals upheld the … Continue reading

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Can The Divorce Court Make Me Pay For College?

As a divorce attorney in Portland, Oregon, we get a lot of questions about parent’s obligation for college expenses after a divorce. Can the court make me pay for college? Am I obligated to pay private school tuition? Will the … Continue reading

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Custody Evaluations In Divorce and Parenting Time Cases – An Overview

Many times, parents come to our office with custody and parenting time arrangements already resolved. Other times, parenting time issues can be resolved by the parties in county mediation. So what do you do if you can’ t work a … Continue reading

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Medical Insurance And Divorce

We get a lot of questions in consultations about how divorce affects medical insurance.  Many people do not realize that post-divorce, the non-employed spouse generally loses the coverage they enjoyed while married.  Gaps in coverage can make it very difficult … Continue reading

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New Case Law – Family Abuse Prevention Act Restraining Orders

On July 13, 2011, the Oregon Court of Appeals decided Maffey v. Muchka. The Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s continuance of a restraining order based on the petitioner’s testimony that the respondent threatened her and physically intimidated her … Continue reading

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New Case Law – Modification of Spousal Support after Remarriage

On June 29, 2011, the Oregon Court of Appeals decided Frost and Frost. The Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s decision to terminate a former husband’s spousal support obligation based on his former wife’s remarriage and the subsequent increase … Continue reading

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