Tag Archives: Divorce Lawyer

Modification of Spousal Support – Part 2 (The law)

Oregon law permits courts to modify awards of spousal support upon a showing of a substantial change in circumstances. The party seeking to modify an award carries the burden of proving that such a substantial change has occurred. Typically, courts … 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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Contempt Of Court for Parenting Time Violations

As a family law lawyer, I am always surprised how casually some parents take a parenting plan. We hear a lot of stories about the other parent disregarding terms of the parenting plan. ¬†We hear complaints of the other parent … Continue reading

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Can I move out with the kids? The “Temporary Protective Order of Restraint” and “Status Quo Order”

As family law lawyers based in Portland, Oregon, potential clients ask us about if they can move out of the family home with the children, or if they can prevent a move. We hear questions like the following: Can I … Continue reading

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New Case Law: Moving Away and Modification of Custody and Parenting Time

A “move away” case is where one parent, either in an initial filing or modification, seeks to move a child away from the other parent. Move away cases are hard. In Oregon, the legislature’s stated policy is that good parents … Continue reading

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Top Ten List: Top 10 ways to do well in your divorce case

As a Portland, Oregon based family law firm we field a lot of questions from potential clients about how to “succeed” in a divorce case. One message that surprises many people is that there are seldom any clear winners in … Continue reading

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Divorce Myths: Why isn’t my lawyer being a jerk to the other lawyer?

One “Divorce Myth” we come across is that some clients expect you to be a jerk to the other lawyer. The myth is that such behavior is beneficial to the client and part of being an advocate. The reality is … Continue reading

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I’m going to get divorced, should I sell my home first?

As an Oregon divorce lawyer a large part of my job is figuring out how best to deal with divorcing parties’ family home and other real property. In most cases, the family home is a husband and wife’s largest asset. … Continue reading

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Multnomah CourtCare: A great service and a worthy cause

As a divorce and family law lawyer, I am in the position to see the impact of court and the divorce process on children. It is bad enough that some parents put children in the middle of the psychological conflict. … Continue reading

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Martial Settlement Agreements – How to work things out before filing for divorce

I often have clients ask me how they can lock in an agreement with their spouse regarding how to divide up their assets in an impending divorce. Most times these clients have not yet filed for divorce. In such cases, … Continue reading

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