Entries by Forrest Collins

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 […]

Divorce Mediation and COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 situation, we are taking steps to help ensure everyone’s health and safety during the divorce mediation process. Effective March 16, 2020, all individual meetings will be over the phone and all mediations will be conducted via Zoom teleconferencing. Zoom is easy to use and does not require clients to have […]

Divorce and the Family Home

One of the main issues that 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 it […]

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.  The way you clear the judgment against you is by having the other person sign a ‘Satisfaction of Judgment’ which gets filed with the court.  A Satisfaction of Judgment is […]