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.

Is A Collaborative Divorce Faster Than A Regular Divorce?

As a Portland Oregon divorce lawyer trained in both collaborative divorce and litigation, I hear a lot of process questions about which dispute resolution method is faster. The speed at which you can get through either process is fact dependent, … Continue reading

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How Is Collaborative Divorce Different Than Mediation?

In my 17 years of practice I have helped many clients with their Oregon divorces. One of the best developments I have seen is the growth of collaborative divorce, and the increased use of mediation to resolve disputes.  I have … Continue reading

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How Collaborative Family Law Reduces The Hostility Of Divorce

We see Oregonians seeking divorce turn to collaborative divorce for a variety of reasons. For some, they choose the collaborative approach because they want to maintain control of the divorce process instead of leaving the decisions up to a judge. … Continue reading

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Top 8 Benefits of Collaborative Divorce vs. Traditional Divorce.

Are you considering a collaborative divorce vs. a traditional divorce? You are not alone. While it is a process of election, and you cannot force your spouse into the process (that wouldn’t be very collaborative, would it?) there are some … Continue reading

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Book Recommendation: Collaborative Divorce by Pauline Tesler and Peggy Thompson

Interested in the collaborative process but don’t know where to start? Interested but not quite ready to talk to a collaborative trained lawyer? This book by Paulie Tesler and Peggy Thompson, Collaborative Divorce, , The Revolutionary New Way to Restructure … Continue reading

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