Category Archives: Divorce

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Daniel S. Margolin of Stephens & Margolin LLP selected by Superlawyers magazine as a rising star.

We are pleased to announce that Daniel S. Margolin, partner at Stephens & Margolin LLP has been selected by Superlawyers Magazine as a rising star. Congratulations to Dan for his exceptional divorce help for Oregonians! A link to the magazine … Continue reading

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Dundee Murder-Suicide And Emergency Custody Order

Local and national news is abuzz with the tragic story of the Engels family, a murder-suicide that occurred in Dundee, OR on July 4, 2012. The news stories discuss that Amy Engels had filed for divorce on May 29th, 2012 and sought … Continue reading

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The Gray Divorce Revolution

Divorce rates for 50 plus adults are surging. I noticed from 17 years working as a family law attorney an increase in divorce for those over the age of 50.  I decided to do some research myself and was surprised … Continue reading

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Supreme Court allows review

The Oregon Supreme Court recently accepted review of my client’s appeal.  The case deals with whether not parents can contract in order to make child support non-modifiable.  The result of the appeal will have long ranging implications for both parents … Continue reading

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New Case Law – Determination of Just and Equitable Spousal Support Award is within the Trial Court’s Discretion

On May 16, 2012, the Oregon Court of Appeals decided Berg and Berg. In this case, the wife appealed the amount and duration of the trial court’s award of spousal support. The Court of Appeals stated that it would not … Continue reading

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New Case Law – Just and Equitable Division of Shares in Business

On May 16, 2012, the Oregon Court of Appeals decided Gay and Gay. This case involved the division of shares in a closely held corporation as part of a general judgment of dissolution. The husband and wife were minority shareholders … Continue reading

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New Case Law – “Just and Proper” Division of Separate Assets

On March 14, 2012, the Oregon Court of Appeals decided Wolfe and Wolfe. In this case, the wife appealed the trial court’s assignment of certain investment accounts to the husband as his separate property. The wife also appealed the duration … Continue reading

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New Case Law – Attorney Fee Awards in Family Law Cases

On January 25, 2012, the Oregon Court of Appeals decided Berry and Huffman. In this case, the former husband tried to modify his obligation to make payments under a stipulated judgment, and the former wife wished to enforce the terms … Continue reading

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New Case Law – “Just and Proper” Division of Marital Assets

On December 14, 2011, the Oregon Court of Appeals decided Hanscam and Hanscam. In this case, the wife appealed the trial court’s division of property. The property in dispute included a rental property the husband purchased prior to the marriage, … Continue reading

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