On July 3, 2019, Principle Attorney Andrew Levine defended a client from a writ of assistance at Multnomah County Court.
Per ORS 107.437, Writs of Assistance are used by a party obtain custody of a child held in violation of a custody order. Typically, once a Writ of Assistance is ordered, a sheriff comes to assist with the transfer of a minor child.
In this case, Levine successfully argued that there was no actual custody order, and thus the Court lacked authority to issue the Writ. Levine won on this argument and the Writ was denied.
Levine asked the Court to allow for him to petition the court to order opposing party pay for his client's attorney fees in this dispute, and the judge allowed it.
If you are involved in a contentious family law matter in Portland, OR, contact Levine Law Center LLC today at (503) 433-8340 and schedule a confidential consultation.