Experts in Navigating Complex Spousal Support Disputes

At Holtey Law, we are proud to provide expert guidance, compassionate support, and professional representation to clients facing a variety of family law matters. Our years of proven experience and commitment to personalized representation have led to a recent victory in the Oregon Supreme Court case of Skinner and Skinner.

Our attorney, Andrew W. Newsom, argued the cause and filed the briefs for the petitioner on review, ultimately securing automatic interest on a large amount of past-due spousal support for our client. 

This case is just one example of our commitment to our clients. We are always ready to aggressively fight for your rights in a court of law. Read below to see the details of this case, and if you are facing a family law matter, contact Holtey Law today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help.


In the original case, our client was owed spousal support from her former spouse. The amount of support owed had been in dispute, leading to a court case that was appealed to the Court of Appeals. In the first appeal, the Court of Appeals ordered an increase in our client’s support. However, in a subsequent appeal, the Court of Appeals determined that our client was not entitled to retroactive interest on the increase in her support amounts. We disagreed with that decision, and our client decided to appeal to the Oregon Supreme Court, the highest court in Oregon. 

Argument and Decision

Andrew W. Newsom presented our argument before the Oregon Supreme Court, asserting that the Court of Appeals had erred by denying interest on past-due amounts. Mr. Newsom argued that existing precedent required that interest be awarded as a matter of right. 

Ultimately, the Oregon Supreme Court agreed with our argument and reversed the decision of the Court of Appeals. The judgment was remanded to the trial court for entry of a judgment that included retroactive interest.

Impact of this Decision

This case was significant for our client because it resulted in her receiving past-due spousal support and interest that she was rightfully owed. It was also significant for our firm, as it showcases our expertise in family law and our ability to advocate effectively on behalf of our clients at the very highest level.

Our Committed Approach

At Holtey Law, we understand that every family law matter is unique and requires a tailored approach. We work closely with our clients to understand their individual needs and goals and develop a strategy that is focused on achieving the best possible outcome for their situation.

Our team of Portland divorce and family law attorneys has a wealth of knowledge and experience in a variety of family law matters, including divorce, child custody and support, spousal support, property vision, and more.

You Deserve to Be Heard

At Holtey Law LLC, we are committed to providing high-quality legal representation to our clients. This recent case is just one example of our dedication to achieving positive outcomes for those we represent. 

We are proud to have secured past-due spousal support and interest for this client and will continue to fight for the rights of our clients in all areas of the law.

If you are facing a family law matter, contact Holtey Law today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help.

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