Category Archives: Domestic Partners

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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New Case Law – splitting up the house

What happens to the house equity when an unmarried couple split up? Continue reading






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New Case Law – Domestic Partnership Asset Division

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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Which divorce model is best for me?

Clients have a few options regarding a procedure model for their divorce case.  They can go the standard litigation route through the courts, engage in mediation, or use the collaborative divorce model.  There are costs and benefits to proceeding under … Continue reading

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Martial Settlement Agreements – How to work things out before filing for divorce

I often have clients ask me how they can lock in an agreement with their spouse regarding how to divide up their assets in an impending divorce. Most times these clients have not yet filed for divorce. In such cases, … 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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Collaborative Divorce

Having a trial is a way, but not the only way to resolve your case. There are many tools available for resolving your case other than a trial. Good family law lawyers are problem solvers, and the good ones recommend … Continue reading

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Meeting your attorney for the first time

You’ve wondered if you should talk to a lawyer about getting a divorce, weighing if you’re ready to take the next step. You go back and forth, thinking maybe things will get better – but then they don’t improve. Maybe … Continue reading

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News: Oregon Senate Approves Domestic Partnerships Bill

Today the Oregon Senate approved a bill granting same-sex couples rights similar to those of married couples. (The Oregon House already approved the bill, titled House Bill 2007.) Governor Kulongoski is expected to sign the bill. You can read the … Continue reading

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