Author Archives: Shelley Mactyre

It’s OK to ask for help

As I sat in the loft outside my nine-month-old’s bedroom, exhausted from caring for her while recovering from strep throat and a shiny new case of influenza, I was struck by just how difficult it must be for newly-single parents … Continue reading

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News: Divorce Rates Skyrocket in India

The International Herald Tribute runs this story about increasing divorce rates in India, a place where arranged marriages are customary and, historically, long-lasting. The reasons for the increase? Women’s financial independence, weakening of taboos, laws permitting divorce, and Western-style expectations … Continue reading

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Here come the brides: the Oregon Family Fairness Act

With the Oregon Family Fairness Act (OFFA) now in effect, registered domestic partners now have some of the same rights as a married couple, at least in Oregon and any other state which chooses to recognize these partnerships.* This post … Continue reading

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Introducing Domestic Partnerships

Last May, we blogged about the passage of a bill granting same-sex Oregon couples many of the rights of heterosexual married couples. After a few hiccups in federal court, Oregon counties are now open to register same-sex couples as domestic … Continue reading

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News: How not to pay child support

The Oregonian reports that a Washington man has been accused of running an Internet prostitution ring in order to make payments on his child support — for his eight children (by seven women). The man allegedly advertised on Craigslist. While … Continue reading

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Baby you can drive my car, or: how would an Oregon family law court handle the McCartney-Mills split? (Part II)

How much spousal support would Heather Mills be entitled to if she divorced Sir Paul in Oregon? That’s not as easy a question to answer as child support might be (there is a formula specifically set up for child support, … Continue reading

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Baby you can drive my car, or: how would an Oregon family law court handle the McCartney-Mills split?

The Paul McCartney/Heather Mills divorce action is all over the tabloids (and some of us at the Oregon Divorce Blog just love our celebrity gossip). It’s no wonder, though – Sir Paul’s fortune is in the hundreds of millions, and … Continue reading

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Coordinating Parenting Time After Judgment

No matter how comprehensive a parenting time agreement is — and attorneys do try to make them as specific as possible — even after the custody or dissolution judgment is in effect, there are almost always conflicts about parenting time … Continue reading

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Breaking Out

This Real Simple article fits in the category of “while we’d like your business, we sincerely hope you never need to call us.”  (But if you need to, our phone number is over there on the right.) Essentially, the article … Continue reading

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(Un)Common Divorce Myth: Court-Appointed Counsel

I had no idea people thought they were entitled to court-appointed counsel in anything other than criminal cases until I spoke with a friend who is a domestic relations clerk. He jokes that he must have a room in the … Continue reading

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