Category Archives: Property Division

Should I File For A Legal Separation?

I have had a lot of questions from potential divorce  clients contemplating divorce about whether a legal separation is a good alternative.   I previously blogged about the differences between an annulment, legal separation, and divorce.  Usually when a client asks … Continue reading

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New Case Law – Just and Equitable Division of Shares in Business

On May 16, 2012, the Oregon Court of Appeals decided Gay and Gay. This case involved the division of shares in a closely held corporation as part of a general judgment of dissolution. The husband and wife were minority shareholders … Continue reading

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New Case Law – “Just and Proper” Division of Separate Assets

On March 14, 2012, the Oregon Court of Appeals decided Wolfe and Wolfe. In this case, the wife appealed the trial court’s assignment of certain investment accounts to the husband as his separate property. The wife also appealed the duration … Continue reading

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New Case Law – “Just and Proper” Division of Marital Assets

On December 14, 2011, the Oregon Court of Appeals decided Hanscam and Hanscam. In this case, the wife appealed the trial court’s division of property. The property in dispute included a rental property the husband purchased prior to the marriage, … Continue reading

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How Are Stock Options Divided in Oregon Divorce Cases?

As part of our Portland Oregon Divorce practice, we see a lot of people considering divorce that have stock option grants. There is a lot of confusion in the public about whether or not options are property that can be … Continue reading

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valuation issues with small businesses

Many divorces involve the valuation of a small business.  It is not uncommon for spouses to co-own a small business or for one spouse to own a small business.  In the course of the divorce proceedings that business has to … Continue reading

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New Case Law – Life Insurance Requirement in Judgment

On March 16, 2011, the Oregon Court Appeals issued and opinion in McIntire v. Lang.  The opinion can be read at http://www.publications.ojd.state.or.us/A141918.htm Petitioners appeal from a judgment of the probate court declaring that respondent’s claim against the estate of Heather … Continue reading

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Divorce Property Division 101

As Portland, Oregon based divorce and family law lawyers, we get a lot of questions from Oregonians about what happens to property at the time of divorce.  There is a lot of misinformation about what the court does and can … Continue reading

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Premarital Asset Protection With A Prenuptial Agreement – Requirements For Validity

As Portland Oregon based divorce lawyers, we get a lot of questions from people about protecting existing wealth or income in the event of a divorce.  The time lawyers can help the most is before a new marriage through a … Continue reading

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