Author Archives: Sean Stephens

About Sean Stephens

Sean Stephens is a founding member of Stephens & Margolin LLP He was born in Eugene, Oregon and is a fourth generation Oregonian. Mr. Stephens attended the University of Oregon, and graduated in with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with a minor in English Literature. His psychology studies emphasized early childhood development. To find out more or contact C. Sean Stephens, visit Stephens & Margolin LLP. You can find more about him at Stephens & Margolin LLP and find him on Google +" here.

Why Running To Court And Refusing Divorce Mediation Is A Bad Idea

Sometimes negative examples drive home the benefits of collaborative practice the most. At Stephens & Margolin LLP we help clients with both traditional litigation cases and collaborative cases.  As an Oregon lawyer practicing only family law, I frequently borrow from my … Continue reading

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Getting what you want in divorce

How do you get what you want in a divorce? What if you want something the court can’t give you?  One of the primary differences between a Collaborative divorce and a litigated divorce is Collaborative Law’s focus on the goals … Continue reading

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5 Tips For Getting Out of An Impasse

Despite the group problem solving that takes place in a collaborative divorce, sometimes spouses and their lawyers get stuck. We see it in our Oregon Collaborative Law cases, and getting past a sticking point is critical to success in the … Continue reading

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News: Focusing on Winning a Divorce a Losing Battle

As a firm practicing only family law, we try to steer clients in difficult circumstances towards good choices. Focusing on your children’s success is a good choice. Being economically rational about the property division is a good choice. Losing sight … Continue reading

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NEWS: High end divorce firms report increase in divorce business – couples with assets chosing to divorce now

The American Bar Association posted an interesting article about an increase in business for divorce law firms handling higher end divorce. A link to the article is here. While the news is full of stories about couples postponing divorce in … Continue reading

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