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Divorce / Separation

Divorce can be a complex and highly stressful process for two individuals to navigate. Our experienced team of attorneys will help you understand the process for divorce, the timelines involved and what is likely to happen should your case proceed to trial. Divorce commonly involves issues of child custody, parenting time and property division. Making sure you have an attorney that understands both the law and the judges who make those decisions is essential.

Domestic Partnership

For individuals who have never married but rather have lived in a committed relationship similar to marriage – you may have established a domestic partnership – even if your partner doesn't think so. Under Oregon law you may be entitled to fair division of property (even if that property is titled in the other party's name alone). Contact our office for a consultation to regarding your rights under a domestic partnership.

Custody / Parenting Time

The most difficult aspect of a divorce or separation usually surrounds issues of child custody and parenting time. Our law firm is experienced in handling contentious custody disputes while advocating the use of alternative resolution such as mediation and judicial settlement conferences. Our attorneys also have experience in handling custody disputes when there are jurisdiction disputes between two or more states, when a party is unlawfully denying or withholding parenting time and in cases that involve false allegations of abuse.

Child / Spousal Support

Child Support in Oregon is determined by using the Oregon Child Support Guidelines. However, determining the appropriate amount of child support in your case is more complex than simply imputing your income into the current state support calculator. There are many legal reasons why child support should be higher or lower than the "presumed" amount of child support. Our legal team can help you determine what the fair amount of child support should be in your case.

Spousal Support is not governed by a support calculator or guidelines but rather is determined by the court evaluating certain statutory factors in each of the three types of spousal support – Transitional, Maintenance, and Compensatory. Expertise and knowledge is important when either advocating for or defending against a claim of Spousal Support.