Tag Archives: Portland Oregon Divorce Lawyer

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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