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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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News: Survey by Institute For Divorce Financial Analysts shows economy impacting divorce decisions

The Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts published the results of an interesting survey on June 11, 2009. In a collaborative case or a traditional case, a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ (CDFA™) can forecast the long-term effects of the proposed divorce … 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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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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News: Childhood smiling reduces divorce rate later in life

U.S. News and World Report ran an interesting article captioned “Childhood Smiles-or Frowns-and the Risk of Divorce” Researchers compared the intensity of smiles from college students’ yearbook photos and childhood photos, and then compared the intensity of the smiles to … 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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Daniel Margolin to be main presenter for NBI CLE on Collaborative Divorce

On July 8th from noon to 1:30 pacific time, Daniel Margolin of Stephens & Margolin LLP will be the main presenter for the National Business Institutes national teleconference CLE on Collaborative Law in Family Disputes.  The agenda for the presentation … Continue reading

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NEWS: Budget Cuts Will Close State Courts on Fridays – An Opportunity for Alternative Dispute Resolution

Court closure offers mediation and collaborative law opportunity Continue reading

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