Category Archives: Myths

Common Divorce Myth: “Title matters” in how property is divided

Many divorcing couples believe that “title matters.”  I hear time and time again, “the house (or stock, or stock options, or investment property) are in my name so I will get them in the divorce, right?”  Wrong.  Oregon does not … Continue reading

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Common Divorce Myth: Mothers always get custody of the kids

Just in time for Mother’s Day, we’re going to dispel a mother-centered family law myth. In a word, the response to the notion that mothers always will get custody of the children is: Nope. Oregon statutes are gender-neutral in this … Continue reading

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Common Divorce Myths, Part I

Often people arrive at a family law attorney’s office with some preconceived notions about what will happen during their divorce proceeding. Sometimes these ideas come from friends or family who have gone through a divorce in another state, or from … Continue reading

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