Entries by Forrest Collins

What to Do Now That Your Judgment is Signed

During the divorce process you spend time figuring out what is going to happen after the divorce judgment is signed. Generally speaking, the things that need to happen after the divorce do not happen automatically, i.e., you have to take steps to carry out the various provisions of the judgment. Here are several things to […]

Divorce and the Family Home

One of the main issues that often needs to be decided in a divorce is what to do with the family home. Here is an overview of the most common approaches: Sell the Home.  It is very common to sell a home as part of a divorce.  This is the simplest and easiest approach, although […]

What is a Satisfaction of Judgment?

When someone owes child support, spousal support or a property settlement as part of an Oregon family law case, they have a “judgment” against them.  You can clear the judgment by having the recipient of the support or settlement sign a ‘Satisfaction of Judgment’ which gets filed with the court.  A Satisfaction of Judgment is […]

eSigning Now Permitted in Oregon

In response to the COVID-19 situation, the Oregon Chief Justice has authorized the use of eSignatures by clients in court filings. This had been under consideration, but was fast-tracked due to the pandemic. This now brings the Oregon court system in line with most other industries which rely on eSigning. You can read the applicable […]