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Oregon High-Asset Divorce

When marriages are dissolved it involves the breaking down of much larger things in life. When the wealthy dissolve a marriage it becomes a kin to the dissolving of a complex corporation. Not all lawyers are experienced to handle such high-asset dissolutions. It requires a high level of sophistication and expertise to prepare, plan, settle, or try high-asset divorces.

Sometimes a party encounters an inequitable balance of the sophistication of the parties or a complete lack of understanding of what assets are involved. The experience of Arnold Law has helped them excel in finding hidden assets around the country and across the world. This expertise has also enabled them to look for money, trace the origin and legacy of funds, and in projecting an estimated value of assets. Arnold Law also has knowledge and experience in organizing buyouts of closely-held corporations without affecting business productivity or income streams.

When complex assets like retirement accounts, closely held corporations, cash-based income are involved in the dissolution of marriage, these can cause an inequitable outcome between parties. Fair results in such situations are possible only if the attorney you hire has enough experience in dealing with voluminous records and mysterious bank transactions. The attorneys at Arnold Law have an eye for flaws in bank accounts and love giving attention to detail in analyzing these account transactions. Dealing with numerous complex divorce cases and commercial litigation in Oregon, our attorneys have developed the experience to achieve success.

Many dissolutions of marriage involve complex assets, such as retirement accounts, closely held corporations, or cash-based income. These issues are ripe for inequitable outcomes between the parties. To ensure a fair result, your attorney must be experienced in dealing with voluminous records and mysterious bank transactions. This requires an attention to detail and an eye for inconsistencies in the bank records. Our attorneys have experience litigating complex asset divorce cases as well as complex commercial litigation in Oregon.

Top-25 Commonly hidden or forgotten assets include the following:

  • Frequent flyer mileage: usually there’s a monthly accounting of these. To obtain a value, contact the airline to see what destination you can purchase and compare that to values you can book independently online.
  • Security deposits (e.g., utilities, car lease)
  • Bond or deposit for country club
  • Unused vacation, sick leave
  • Patents, copyrights, royalties
  • Income tax capital loss carry-forwards
  • Income tax charitable contribution carry-forwards
  • Marketable government licenses (radio licenses, rafting/river licenses, commercial fishing quotas)
  • Hobby or other collections
  • Affiliation “rewards” programs (e.g., points or discounts for credit card use

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Military Benefits

Divorce involving any party from a military background definitely needs the services of an attorney experienced in this service area. This is so because in such cases, even the language of judgement can become the reason for an unenforceable judgement.

There are many other sources available to acquire information that can aid in dissolution.

If you or someone you know in Eugene or throughout the Willamette Valley needs the assistance of an experienced divorce lawyer, contact the attorneys at Arnold Law Office today at 541-338-9111. Our attorneys have a wealth of information at their fingertips, including that of founding partner Jacy Arnold, who was recently rated one of the best Oregon’s best family law lawyers.

Settlement vs. Trial

All the cases we take and try are strongly backed by the vision of amicable settlement which helps the clients to live a peaceful life. Since our attorneys have experience with divorce trials in court, they are very well aware of the possible outcomes of any case. This becomes an advantage in handling unexpected emergencies.

It becomes very important that you question any lawyer about his trial experience before hiring him. Without the courtroom experience, it is practically impossible for any lawyer to give you realistic predictions, such as what exactly is the meaning of spousal support or what can likely happen if any settlement is not accepted by other party.

Arnold Law’s founding partner, Jacy Arnold, was rated one of the best Oregon family law lawyers under the age of 40. [Click here to meet our legal team.]

Although all divorce cases in Oregon are different, the behaviour of Lane County judges and other Oregon courts in a case like yours is generally same. We know this because we have tried many cases in many counties and we are always ready to face any unexpected emergencies.

Oregon Spousal Support: Will I receive or have to pay it?

There are no fixed guidelines in Oregon as to what amount is payable for spousal support, but there are different types of spousal support allowances permitted by the law. Generally, the circumstances where support may be appropriate are guided by case law. Spousal support awards vary quite a bit among the different Lane County judges. Our attorneys try lots of Oregon divorce cases, so we can advise you on the risks and benefits to litigating or settling a spousal support issue with your spouse.

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  • Representative Cases

    FAMILY LAW

    Custody - Alienation by Mother

    Mother filed false stalking order against father. We won custody for father by showing that mother was making false accusations to gain advantage in the custody case.

    Hidden Asset Divorce - Tracking down values of foreign corporations

    Jacy Arnold represented wife. Discovery from husband appeared to be missing many documents and assets. Motions to compel were granted and Jacy was able to track down foreign corporations hidden by husband, stretching from the Netherlands to southeast Asia. Result: Substantial financial settlement was obtained for client.

    Father’s Rights—Parental Alienation with a Bumpy Past

    Obtained custody for Father after Mother filed a frivolous restraining order against Father and absconded with the children from Oregon to prevent Father from having contact with the children. Of special importance in this case was Mother and Father’s history of domestic violence and drug abuse. Father had completed his probation and treatment, and had achieved many months of sobriety. We were able to show the court through multiple hearings that he had been rehabilitated, had prepared to be the primary parent and was acting in the children’s best interests by seeking custody. We were able to get the restraining order dismissed, safely retrieve the children and return them to Oregon, and obtained orders to both safeguard Father’s relationship with the children and protect the family from future drug use and domestic violence.

    Father’s Rights—Abusive Wife Flees with baby

    Obtained custody for Husband and a safety focused parenting plan restricting Wife’s access after Wife disappeared from the marital home with the parties’ one-year old child. Wife had a history of drug and alcohol use, and had previously physically abused both Husband and the child. Ms. Gardner helped Father obtain emergency custody of the child under the Immediate Danger statute, located the child, and coordinated with law enforcement agencies and the Department of Human Services to safely bring the child home.

    Father flees with children to Oregon—conflicting jurisdiction

    In a contentious California divorce, Husband took the children for a short visit and then fled in secret with the children to Oregon, where he filed for divorce and custody of the children despite a pending divorce case in California and previous orders from the California court granting mother physical possession of the children while the case was pending due to past abuse by Husband against Wife. We helped the frantic Wife safely retrieve the children, and convinced the Oregon court after multiple days in trial to stay the custody proceeding in Oregon pursuant to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), allowing the California case to proceed. Wife returned to California safely with the children.

    Special Needs Parenting Time

    The years of physical and verbal abuse against Mother by Father adversely impacted the parties’ high functioning special needs child, who as a teenager began to exhibit alarming violent and sexualized behaviors at school as well as regression in communication and hygiene when Father sought to enforce his parenting time after an absence of several years. At trial, Father disputed the child’s diagnosis and blamed Mother for the child’s sexualized behavior. With the support and information provided by the child’s school teachers, therapists, community support group and friends called by Arnold Law to testify at trial, the Court crafted a child-centric parenting plan for the benefit of this troubled teen and ended Father’s cyclical aggressive contact with the child.