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Modifying Spousal Support – A Quick Summary

Can I modify my spousal support payment? As Oregon divorce lawyers, we have been getting more and more questions in this economy about if spousal support can be reduced, increased, extended, or even reinstated.  A summary of the law is … Continue reading

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Records to Keep When Paying or Receiving Spousal Support

During the divorce process clients must deal with the very burdensome process of discovery.  The record keeping process does not end with the end of a case.  When there is an award of spousal support, both parties should continue to … Continue reading

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New Case Law – Spousal Support Amount and Disability Income

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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Divorce Tech – Family Law Software

As a firm, we are always looking for ways to find an advantage for our clients.  We recently began using a software program called “Family Law Software.”  The program allows us to enter all financial information, including assets, liabilities and … 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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New Case Law: I might not have bought it, but its my property too.

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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New Case Law: Two new Oregon spousal support cases.

As an Oregon divorce lawyer, I am always interested in what the appellate court says regarding spousal support. The Oregon Court of Appeals published two spousal support decisions on February 6, 2008. Both decisions provide some guidance to husbands and … Continue reading

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