Category Archives: Child Support

Child Support and The New Economy – A Letter From The Oregon Attorney General’s Office

I wrote a post a few weeks ago about the effect of the current enconomy on child support modification. The State of Oregon has taken note of the problem. Margaret Olney with the Oregon Attorney General’s Office sent out the … Continue reading

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New Case Law – Constructive Trust Over Life Insurance

Clients often feel very upset about having to provide a life insurance policy to secure their spousal or child support obligation. The most common complaint is with regard to the beneficiary designation for securing child support. Generally the other parent … Continue reading

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New Case Law – why trial court findings and evidence are important

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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Top 10 list: Top 10 ways to keep your kids out of the middle of your divorce or custody case

In divorce and filiation cases involving custody of children, frequently the children suffer most. As divorce and family law lawyers, we have seen the good, bad, and the ugly of well meaning parents putting the kids in the middle of … Continue reading

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Who gets to claim the child tax exemption?

Clients often come to me asking whether they or their ex-spouse/unmarried parent of their child can claim their joint child as a dependents for tax purposes and receive the dependent tax exemption. They often think that this is a decision … 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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Top 10 list: Top 10 questions to ask a divorce lawyer in the first consultation.

If you are contemplating divorce, you should consult with an experienced family law attorney. Once you set up a consultation, be prepared for the first meeting, and have a list of questions to ask the lawyer. The following questions should … 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?

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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