Category: Dissolution

July 23, 2014

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

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

June 1, 2012

New Case Law – Determination of Just and Equitable Spousal Support Award is within the Trial Court’s Discretion

On May 16, 2012, the Oregon Court of Appeals decided Berg and Berg. In this case, the wife appealed the amount and duration of the trial court’s award of spousal support. The Court of Appeals…

May 31, 2012

New Case Law – Just and Equitable Division of Shares in Business

On May 16, 2012, the Oregon Court of Appeals decided Gay and Gay. This case involved the division of shares in a closely held corporation as part of a general judgment of dissolution. The husband…

April 25, 2011

New Case Law – Amount of Spousal Support and Future Earnings

Last week the Oregon Court of Appeals issued a ruling in Hendgen and Hendgen. The court made two important rulings:  1.  That the trial court’s spousal support award of $4,000 per month against husband should…

March 31, 2011

valuation issues with small businesses

Many divorces involve the valuation of a small business.  It is not uncommon for spouses to co-own a small business or for one spouse to own a small business.  In the course of the divorce…

March 17, 2011

New Case Law – Life Insurance Requirement in Judgment

On March 16, 2011, the Oregon Court Appeals issued and opinion in McIntire v. Lang.  The opinion can be read at Petitioners appeal from a judgment of the probate court declaring that respondent’s claim…

January 23, 2011

Premarital Asset Protection With A Prenuptial Agreement – Requirements For Validity

As Portland Oregon based divorce lawyers, we get a lot of questions from people about protecting existing wealth or income in the event of a divorce.  The time lawyers can help the most is before…

January 21, 2011

New Case Law – date of valuation of retirement account

On January 19, 2011, the Court of Appeals issued an opinion in Deming and Deming, a case in which the court ruled on an issue of the proper date of valuation of husband’s retirement accounts. …

April 18, 2010

New Case Law – Affect of Violating Statutory Asset Restraining Order

ORS 107.093 provides that when a petition for marital annulment, separation or dissolution is filed and upon service of summons and petition upon the respondent, a restraining order is in effect against the parties.  Violation…

April 1, 2010

New Case Law – Treatment of Military Benefits, Child Support Calculation and Credit for Past Due Support

The Oregon Court of Appeals filed an opinion in Stokes and Stokes on March 31, 2010.  The entire opinion can be found here:  The case addressed the treatment of the following issues:  1.  Whether…