Category Archives: Spousal Support

New Case Law – Determination of Just and Equitable Spousal Support Award is within the Trial Court’s Discretion

On May 16, 2012, the Oregon Court of Appeals decided Berg and Berg. In this case, the wife appealed the amount and duration of the trial court’s award of spousal support. The Court of Appeals stated that it would not … Continue reading

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New Case Law – Modifications of Spousal Support

On March 28, 2012, the Oregon Court of Appeals decided Spillane and Spillane. In this case, the trial court had terminated the husband’s obligation to pay spousal support based on his declining health, and the wife appealed that decision. The … Continue reading

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New Case Law – Amount of Spousal Support and Future Earnings

Last week the Oregon Court of Appeals issued a ruling in Hendgen and Hendgen. The court made two important rulings:  1.  That the trial court’s spousal support award of $4,000 per month against husband should be reduced to $400 per … 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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Modifying Spousal Support – A Quick Summary

Can I modify my spousal support payment? As Oregon divorce lawyers, we have been getting more and more questions in this economy about if spousal support can be reduced, increased, extended, or even reinstated.  A summary of the law is … Continue reading

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Records to Keep When Paying or Receiving Spousal Support

During the divorce process clients must deal with the very burdensome process of discovery.  The record keeping process does not end with the end of a case.  When there is an award of spousal support, both parties should continue to … Continue reading

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New Case Law – What is the correct amount of spousal support

The Oregon Court of Appeals filed an opinion in Quant and Carrier on March 17, 2010.  The entire opinion can be read here:  http://www.publications.ojd.state.or.us/A136186.htm The case dealt with what the proper amount of maintenance spousal support should be pursuant to … Continue reading

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New Case Law – Indefinite Spousal Support in a Long-Term Marriage

The Court of Appeals decided the case of Bolte and Bolte on February 17, 2010.  The case is an appeal from a divorce trial.  The Court of Appeals modified the spousal support award made by the trial court. Husband and … Continue reading

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New Case Law – Spousal Support Amount and Disability Income

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 – 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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