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Asset Searches in Dissolutions of Marriage,” by Ann Richards & R.T. Tavey, in the Oregon State Bar (OSB) Family Law Newsletter, June 2008, pp. 1-3.

(These useful newsletters from OSB Sections are not well-indexed so I try to highlight some of their articles when they land on my desk/top. You can contact your nearest law school or county law library (see sidebar for links) and ask about reading a copy.)

There is lots of information on the Internet about locating public records, but makes sure you know about the dangers of taking at face value everything you see on the Internet (or read in a book or a magazine or hear on the radio – shall I go on?). Always turn on your crap detectors (e.g. try this How to Evaluate Legal Web Sites guide from the excellent Maryland People’s Law Library website).

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The Oregon Divorce Blog posts this, “Top 10 things to NOT do during your divorce.”

Excerpt from the blog post:

“Divorce is not easy. There are many pitfalls and traps awaiting parties that have not educated themselves about the process. People often make bad decisions under stress, or without the guidance of an experienced lawyer. Don’t be one of them. Divorce law isn’t rocket science, but it isn’t always intuitive. Avoid the following 10 divorce pitfalls to get a better result….” Full post, here.

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This post, The Perfect Client, from a May 25th, 2007 post at the Oregon Divorce Blog is getting a fair amount of play. A New Jersey family law blogger likes it too.

Excerpt from the Oregon Divorce Blog post:

What a lawyer thinks of as a “perfect client” in the domestic relations sense is a client who helps the process of the dissolution, custody, or support matter along. We know how hard this process is to be going through, but it can be a much more difficult process the longer it drags on — and a much more expensive one for you. (Although we like getting paid as much as anyone else, we believe we should be problem-solvers, not problem-creators.)

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Did you know that there is a Family Law Facilitator in most Oregon counties and that s/he can help you with a wide range of family law questions on divorce, support, custody, etc. (Adoption questions usually are addressed to the Probate Court, but your Family Law Facilitator could advise you.

The Family Law Facilitator’s primary role is to assist pro se (self-represented) litigants, but the Facilitator is also an excellent source of information for local attorneys (who may also offer to volunteer their services to the Facilitator).

Contact your local county circuit court or the Oregon Judicial Department (OJD) to find out who and where your Family Law Facilitator is. Here’s a link to the OJD Family Law web pages, which has lots of additional information about family law matters.

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Al Nye The Lawyer Guy posted on A Dozen Things To Consider Before Filing For Divorce. I might have missed it but for Diana Skaggs’s Blawg Review #101 debut:

“You know the numbers. It’s projected right now that about half of all new marriages end up in divorce. It’s a horrible statistic that doesn’t begin to suggest the emotional and financial strain that it puts on families. Other than the death of your spouse, divorce is probably the most stressful event you’ll ever face. I’ve had women discussing their divorce in my office become violently ill. I’ve seen hardened fishermen cry in open court during their divorce hearing. Make no mistake – divorce is hell.

So what have I learned after being a lawyer for nearly 30 years and helping many folks go through this difficult process? If you believe that a divorce is in your future, here are 12 things think about …” Got to Al Nye for the rest.

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