Tag Archives: New Case Law

New Case Law – Definition of Abuse in a Restraining Order Case

The Oregon Court of Appeals in Martinez and Martinez released an opinion on March 10, 2010 relating to the definition of abuse in a restraining order case.  One of the prima facie elements necessary to obtain a restraining order (FAPA … Continue reading

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New Case Law: Property division, inherited property, and a clear trial court record.

On February 13, 2008, the Oregon Court of Appeals decided an interesting real property and equalizing judgment issue in Olson and Olson, ____ Or App _____ (2008). As a Portland, Oregon-based divorce attorney (Based in Oregon’s most populous county, Multnomah … Continue reading

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New Case Law: Circumcision as the basis for custody modification?

On January 25, 2008, the Supreme Court of Oregon issued a fascinating opinion in Boldt and Boldt, ___Or ____(2008). The Supreme Court in Boldt addressed a custodial parent’s authority to make religious and medical decisions for a child. The court … Continue reading

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New Case Law: Bankruptcy and divorce don’t mix well.

On December 5, 2007, the Oregon Court of Appeals in Cam and Cam, _____ Or App _____ (2007) upheld a trial court’s ruling setting aside a divorce judgment, but said the court got the result right but the reasons wrong. … Continue reading

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