Entries by Forrest Collins

What is Tax Discounting?

“Tax discounting” is a (relatively) simple but important concept that frequently comes up in the divorce context.  Although the concept itself is fairly straightforward, as with many things, the details can be pretty complicated.  This article is designed to give you a general overview of the topic of tax discounting.  Your mediator, attorney or CPA […]

What Does Child Support Cover?

People frequently ask the question, “What does child support cover?”  The answer depends, at least in part, on who you ask.  Note: Although the principles in this article may be relevant in other states, this article only applies to child support in Oregon.  The topics discussed are not “rules” per se, but rather observations based […]

The Ins and Outs of Spousal Support Buyouts

A spousal support buyout is a transfer of assets (cash, retirement, home equity, etc.) instead of paying monthly spousal support payments.  A “spousal support buyout” usually refers to a complete buyout of support.  A “partial” support buyout usually refers to a transfer in addition to monthly support payments, but which reduces either the amount or […]

Lake Oswego Office Opening Soon!

We are moving!  Beginning October 1, 2016, Forrest’s office will be relocating to 5200 SW Meadows Rd., Ste. 150, Lake Oswego, 97035.  Forrest will continue to take appointments in downtown Portland for the month of October.  The new office is conveniently located just minutes off of I-5 near 217.  There is plenty of free parking […]