Tag Archives: Oregon Divorce

Top 5 Things to Look For In an Oregon Divorce Lawyer If You Live Out Of State

We’ve seen an increase in the number of clients needing divorce help who are working out of Oregon or out of country.  If your spouse has lived in Oregon for 6 months, Oregon has jurisdiction over your marital status, even … Continue reading

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News: Survey by Institute For Divorce Financial Analysts shows economy impacting divorce decisions

The Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts published the results of an interesting survey on June 11, 2009. In a collaborative case or a traditional case, a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ (CDFA™) can forecast the long-term effects of the proposed divorce … Continue reading

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Modification of Spousal Support – Part 3 (things to think about)

It is important to note that, in this economy, both the person paying spousal support and the person receiving it can experience a substantial, unanticipated change in circumstances. For example, if the purpose behind an original award to a party … Continue reading

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Modification of Spousal Support – Part 1 (a few thoughts)

Though my girlfriend might be insulted to discover that my attention can, in fact, be diverted from the madness of college hoops in March, that’s exactly what happened last Saturday as I watched A.J. Price drain his forth 3-pointer of … 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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New Case Law – why trial court findings and evidence are important

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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Wiretapping and Child Support

I read a recent article in the LA Times about attorney Terry Christensen, who represented Kirk Kerkorian in his child support case, and his private investigator, Anthony Pellicano.  They were indicted and found guilty on federal wiretapping charges related to … Continue reading

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Statutory discovery – what is it?

“Discovery” is the process of obtaining information about the other side’s case. Divorcing parties have a right to see the other side’s financial cards. There are many formal ways to get the other side’s financial documents. For example, you can … Continue reading

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Divorce Tech: The YouTube Divorce

Law.com had an interesting post about Phillip Smith’s divorce from his wife, Tricia Walsh-Smith in Manhattan. The case is an example of technology being misused in divorce. Apparently Ms. Walsh-Smith had made a rather embarrassing video about her intimate life … Continue reading

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Can I get custody of my child now if he or she is in danger?

As family law attorneys based in Portland, Oregon, we talk to a lot of parents with safety concerns about the other parent’s home. We hear questions about how to get custody quickly, or change a parenting plan quickly if a … Continue reading

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