Category Archives: Property Division

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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The house is mine, or is it?

During initial consultations, a spouse often says to me “He/She signed the house over to me two years ago” or “The house is only in my name.” They expect that this means that they will be awarded the house free … 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 – an Oregon divorce lawyer’s take on why NOT to harass your spouse post separation (and a few other issues)

On March 4, 2009, the Oregon Court of Appeals published an opinion in Boyd and Boyd.  In the Boyd case, wife appealed from a divorce judgment, claiming the trial court erred in dividing the marital property, awarding husband attorney fees, and … Continue reading

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New Case Law – why trial court findings and evidence are important

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 – splitting up the house

What happens to the house equity when an unmarried couple split up? Continue reading

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New Case Law – Domestic Partnership Asset Division

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: Settlement on the record

Most family law cases settle without a trial. Courts encourage settlement of family law issues, and the legislature expressly provides that it is Oregon’s policy to “encourage the settlement of suits for marital annulment, dissolution or separation . . .” … Continue reading

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New Case Law: I might not have bought it, but its my property too.

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: Division of trust interest

As Portland Oregon based lawyers representing divorce and family law clients, we are always interested in what guidance the Oregon Court of Appeals gives us on dividing specific types of property at divorce. With many types of assets, it is … Continue reading

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