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C. Sean Stephens was born in Eugene, Oregon and is a fourth generation Oregonian.

He 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. He is married with three lovely, well-behaved children.

Mr. Stephens attended Willamette College of Law in Salem, Oregon, and graduated in 1994. Out of law school, Mr. Stephens began his own private practice, and formed Stephens & Russell in 1998. Mr. Stephens left Stephens & Russell in 2004 to found C. Sean Stephens, P.C. He exclusively practices family law. Mr. Stephens is on the faculty of the College of Legal Arts, located in Portland, Oregon, where he teaches family law.

Mr. Stephens handles cases in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties, and the State of Oregon at large. A substantial portion of his practice involves helping out of state parents defend and prosecute family law cases filed in Oregon. Initial telephone consultations with Mr. Stephens are free.

Shelley Chrystal Mactyre is a legal research junkie.

Before attending Lewis & Clark Law School, Ms. Mactyre worked as a wedding coordinator, chemistry and biology tutor, website designer, fiberoptic network technician, and comic book store clerk. She graduated with distinction from the University of Nevada in 1997 with a BA in history and minor in chemistry, and subsequently graduated from Lewis & Clark with her JD in 2005. She is happiest when researching esoteric case law and writing complex legal memoranda and briefs…and blogging, naturally.

Ms. Mactyre has been married since 1992 to Matthew Mactyre, a registered nurse. Her daughter, Eden, was born June 4, 2007 and — when nothing else is handy — has been forced to listen to her mother reading from the Oregon Revised Statutes (which does work quite well to put anyone to sleep). She has been of counsel to Mr. Stephens’s firm since 2006.



1. Curious... - March 3, 2008

I would love to read a post about any cases where one spouse was not a legal citizen, or resident for that matter.
Can that be a factor with custody? what about Spousal support if the spouse can’t legally work?

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