Sometimes, a judgment or other court order may be “set aside,” or “vacated.” There are rules and a large body of case law that guide the court’s decisions when it deals with these kinds of disputes. For example, if a husband and wife got divorced, the wife did not have a lawyer, and the husband did not disclose all of his assets, that could be a basis for setting aside the divorce judgment.
There is also a statute in Oregon that allows a divorce case to be “reopened” if marital property subject to the divorce was either inadvertently or intentionally not disclosed.
Peter has significant experience in this area of the law, and has taught other lawyers about setting aside judgments in continuing legal education classes.
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