Tag Archives: Dan Margolin

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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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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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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Top 10 Ways To Get Along And Avoid An Enforcement Action

As a Portland, Oregon based family law firm we field a lot of questions about problems with parenting plans.  We hear questions about  parents not returning the children on time, about sharing transportation after a parent moves a short distance, and about whether the kids have to … 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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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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Expedited Parenting Time Enforcement

We previously blogged about contempt of court as a tool for parenting plan violations.  Contempt is a broad remedy for violations of court orders, but is has some shortcomings for enforcing parenting plan violations.  The burden of proof is higher … Continue reading

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