Category Archives: Dissolution

New Case Law – Treatment of Appreciation of Separate Asset During Marriage

The Oregon Court of Appeals published an opinion in Fields and Fields on March 24, 2010.  The entire opinion can be viewed here:  http://www.publications.ojd.state.or.us/A141040.htm The case dealt with the treatment of wife’s separately held company.  Wife was given the company … Continue reading

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New Case Law – Indefinite Spousal Support in a Long-Term Marriage

The Court of Appeals decided the case of Bolte and Bolte on February 17, 2010.  The case is an appeal from a divorce trial.  The Court of Appeals modified the spousal support award made by the trial court. Husband and … Continue reading

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Divorce Mediation Benefits

The courtroom is not the only path to a good resolution. Divorce mediation is a wise choice in most cases. I recently made an appearance in a county which allows for hearings on temporary custody and parenting time before the … Continue reading

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Runaway Wives and Dowry Harassment

The Indian court system does not properly recognize divorces issued in the United States.  A divorced wife can flee on her own, or even worse with the parties’ children to India.  Once there, she can file dowry harassment charges against … Continue reading

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New Case Law – Unmarried Domestic Partnership

On December 23, 2009, the Oregon Court of Appeals filed its decision in Baker and Andrews, a dissolution of domestic partnership case. The entire opinion can be found here: http://www.publications.ojd.state.or.us/A135564.htm. Continue reading

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Division of Personal Injury Settlements in Divorce

Few property claims cause as much contention as a claim to divide a personal injury settlement in a divorce. Oregon’s Court of Appeals  treats personal injury claims as a form of property. Timing matters in determining how a claim may … Continue reading

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How to divide personal property in a divorce

The division of personal property in a divorce can be one of the most expensive, emotional, and wasteful parts of a case.  Parties will often spend thousands of dollars arguing over a very inexpensive piece of personal property.  Personal property, … Continue reading

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New Case Law – Spousal Support Amount and Disability Income

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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Facebook and Divorce

Time magazine ran an article on the use of social networking sites like Facebook in divorce cases. The article can be reviewed here. When going through a divorce or custody case it is very important to be careful about what … Continue reading

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Dissatisfaction With Property Distribution in the Current Economy

The New York Times published an article regarding a top London divorce attorney named Raymondy Tooth. The article describes how Mr. Tooth makes a living representing the wives of wealthy British men. The article describes a case in which Mr. … Continue reading

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