Tag Archives: Sean Stephens

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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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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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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News: Bugged Teddy Bear Backfires!

While wanting to know what is happening in the other parent’s house is understandable, there are some boundaries.  For example, don’t grill the kids about what is happening with the other parent during parenting time. Also, putting recording devices in kids … Continue reading

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Divorce Myth: The Police Will Enforce My Parenting Plan

One “Divorce Myth” we come across is the belief that the police or sheriff will help with parenting time and custody disputes.  We hear stories of parents who call the police if the other parent was late returning a child, only to be … Continue reading

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