Category Archives: Modification

Divorce Myths: My ex will have to pay for my attorney fees.

Based on questions we hear from clients, there is a lot of confusion about who ultimately has to pay for attorney fees. The belief that the opposing party will have to pay some of your fees isn’t exactly a myth, … Continue reading

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Information about the mandatory parenting classes in Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington County, Oregon.

*** UPDATE **** THIS INFORMATION CHANGES FREQUENTLY, AND THE MOST RECENT INFORMATION AS OF JULY, 2014 CAN BE FOUND HERE *** As a divorce lawyer in downtown Portland Oregon, I frequently get asked about the parenting class requirements for family … Continue reading

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New Case Law: Circumcision as the basis for custody modification?

On January 25, 2008, the Supreme Court of Oregon issued a fascinating opinion in Boldt and Boldt, ___Or ____(2008). The Supreme Court in Boldt addressed a custodial parent’s authority to make religious and medical decisions for a child. The court … Continue reading

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New Case Law: Custody and Adolescent Angst

On October 17, 2007, the Oregon Court of Appeals decided an interesting child custody modification issue in Connelly and Connelly, ____ Or App ____ (2007). When a custodial parent faces adolescent behavior problems, can he or she lose custody of … Continue reading

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Filing costs for dissolution, custody, and other family law matters

Everyone wants to know how much their family law matter is going to cost. Your legal fees — well, that’s a matter between you and your attorney. Do you need a custody evaluation ? That requires a professional, and will … Continue reading

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New Case Law: Spousal support and a well-drafted judgment

In Oregon, the court may award three different types of spousal support, depending on the facts of a case. The court can award transitional support to allow a spouse to obtain education or re-enter the work force. The court can … Continue reading

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