November 16, 2016

New Case Law – Parenting Time Change As Basis for Child Support Modification

Family law is often seen as a messy and emotionally driven area of legal work. As a family law attorney, I need to both deal with the emotional side of cases and be technically proficient…

October 19, 2016

Should I File For A Legal Separation?

I have had a lot of questions from potential divorce clients contemplating divorce about whether a legal separation is a good alternative.   I previously blogged about the differences between an annulment, legal separation, and…

May 19, 2015

Second Opinion Divorce Consultations

If you received a serious medical diagnosis and a recommendation for surgery, you’d likely seek a second opinion. You’d want it because a misdiagnosis with your health can have significant consequences.  If your mechanic recommends expensive…

April 30, 2015

Helping People During Divorce – Father and Daughter Reunited

I have previously blogged about my passion to help people through difficult divorce and custody cases.  I previously wrote about helping to reunite a father and his children, and helping get a fair property award…

July 24, 2014

Stephens & Margolin LLP moving to new offices located at 1000 SW Broadway building August 4, 2014!

We’re Moving! As of August 4th, 2014, Stephens & Margolin LLP will be open for business at 1000 SW Broadway Suite 1250, Portland, OR 97204. The staff of the 1000 Broadway Building went out of…

July 23, 2014

Parenting Class Update For Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington County, Oregon

Updated Parenting Class Requirements for Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington County, Oregon

December 23, 2013

Helping People During Divorce – Parenting Time Enforcement

I love helping people through difficult court cases. Saying this at a social gathering can be a conversation stopper, but it’s true. I previously blogged about my passion to help, and about helping one particular…

August 7, 2013

When is my Oregon divorce final?

I have had many divorce clients ask when is the divorce final? People in divorce want closure and finality, and many expect the divorce to be final at trial, or when they sign the judgment…

March 4, 2013

New Case Law – Proper Calculation of Military Pension Amount

In February, the Oregon Court of Appeals ruled on a case I filed.  The ruling addressed two issues: The calculation of a military pension; and use of the child tax exemption.  The Court refused to…

January 24, 2013

Helping People During Divorce

I love my work as a Portland divorce and custody lawyer. I get funny looks saying this sometimes, but it’s true. The reason I chose this challenging work is a basic desire to help people….