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Oregon divorce lawyers and filing fees – strict enforcement

Many divorce filings and motions made by Oregon lawyers require filing fees. Historically our experience has been that courts would extend a courtesy to our peers if they filed a case with the wrong filing fee by calling the lawyer … Continue reading

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Remedies for omitted or hidden assets in divorce

As a divorce lawyer in downtown Portland Oregon, I frequently get asked about hidden assets in divorce. Sometimes a client is concerned the opposing party may be concealing assets. Sometimes individuals are curious about their obligations to disclose assets in … 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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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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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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MTV’s documentary series “True Life” doing show about divorce – Casting call!

As divorce and family lawyers in Portland, Oregon, we see the impact that divorce can have on parents and children.   While our client’s stories are confidential and private, I think a lot of people would benefit from seeing a … 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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