Tag Archives: C. Sean Stephens

Can I renegotiate my divorce property settlement?

We consult with many people with Oregon divorce and family law cases.  One of the most painful questions to hear is when someone who settled the property part of a divorce asks about renegotiating the property distribution.  The question is … Continue reading

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Remedies for omitted or hidden assets in divorce

As a divorce lawyer in downtown Portland Oregon, I frequently get asked about hidden assets in divorce. Sometimes a client is concerned the opposing party may be concealing assets. Sometimes individuals are curious about their obligations to disclose assets in … Continue reading

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NEWS: High end divorce firms report increase in divorce business – couples with assets chosing to divorce now

The American Bar Association posted an interesting article about an increase in business for divorce law firms handling higher end divorce. A link to the article is here. While the news is full of stories about couples postponing divorce in … 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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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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NEWS: Budget Cuts Will Close State Courts on Fridays – An Opportunity for Alternative Dispute Resolution

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Book Review: Collaborative Divorce

[openbook booknumber=”0060889438″]Pauline Tesler is one of the founders of the collaborative divorce movement in the United States.  My business partner and I attended a collaborative divorce training presented by Pauline Tesler (and organized by Donna Smalldon, CDFA, CFP, MBA, CFDP) … 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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MTV’s documentary series “True Life” doing show about divorce – Casting call!

As divorce and family lawyers in Portland, Oregon, we see the impact that divorce can have on parents and children.   While our client’s stories are confidential and private, I think a lot of people would benefit from seeing a … Continue reading

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Dispute Resolution: Family Law Mediation in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas County

As a divorce lawyer in downtown Portland Oregon, I frequently get asked about the mediation requirements for family law cases in Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington county.  Some people are aware of the availability of mediation through the county, and some … Continue reading

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