Category Archives: Legal Developments

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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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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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 – Lump Sum Spousal Support

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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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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Can I sue my spouse for abuse?

     Clients often ask me about what remedies they have against an abusive spouse. In a divorce action, the issue of abuse is often completely irrelevant, especially in a case where there is no dispute over the parties’ rights … Continue reading

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Modification of Spousal Support – Part 1 (a few thoughts)

Though my girlfriend might be insulted to discover that my attention can, in fact, be diverted from the madness of college hoops in March, that’s exactly what happened last Saturday as I watched A.J. Price drain his forth 3-pointer of … Continue reading

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Child Support Modification in the new economy

New York Times article on child support modifications. Child Support obligations being reduced due to recession and reductions in income. Continue reading

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