The Philosophy of Our Family Law and Divorce Lawyers
We are a Portland, Oregon based law firm practicing in the areas of family law, estate planning, litigation, divorce, adoption, and child custody issues. Our attorneys are committed to providing guidance to our clients in what is often a complex maze of the legal world.
Our Portland, Oregon divorce lawyers adhere to a philosophy of problem-solving first. Some attorneys want to be known as aggressive and contentious litigators. While we certainly litigate passionately when appropriate, our goal is to first use legal expertise to facilitate faster solutions. Our attorneys enjoy the one-on-one interaction with people and the ability to effectuate a positive difference in peoples’ lives. It is our philosophy that every client deserves quality and experienced representation.
We believe that an informed client is more comfortable with the legal process. We seek to educate our clients about what to expect, rather than keeping them in the dark about what to expect in their case. People often begin researching attorneys by using generic terms like “best Portland divorce lawyer” or “best Oregon lawyer.” The truth is, the best lawyer for your circumstance is the one who accomplishes your goals, communicates with you, and provides solid legal advice along the way. We believe that it is important to build a trusting relationship between client and attorney so that we can best serve your needs.
Portland, Oregon Family Law Attorneys
Our Oregon family law lawyers are far more than just divorce attorneys. Family law is an expansive area of law which includes Oregon child custody issues, alimony (spousal support), child support, collaborative divorces, child relocation, paternity, and child or spousal support modifications. If you need more than just an Oregon divorce lawyer, call us to discuss your particular issue. Of course, if you need a divorce in Oregon, we can help with that too.
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Even if you don’t become a client, we will be happy to answer your questions during our initial consultation. We attempt to schedule all initial consultations with two attorneys of our firm – so you can meet us and so that we can get to know you. When you hire our firm, you are hiring a team of legal experts, not just a single lawyer.
With collective experience as attorneys, business owners, engineers, planning coordinators, and domestic violence advocates, our team has a sophisticated understanding of legal issues and how they affect people. It is our goal to provide you with practical, seasoned guidance on your important matter so that we may obtain the best result for you and your family. Our lawyers focus primarily on all aspects of family law, divorce, child custody, and modifications.
Our Clients Say It Best
I hired a contractor who turned my life upside down. He stole from me and did lousy work. He was eventually convicted of numerous felonies but the court restitution was a joke. The court allowed him to pay me just .00 a month. At that rate it would have been twenty years for full settlement, I would be nearly 85 years old. I filed a petition with the court claiming the settlement violated my victim rights under the Oregon Constitution. I was going to represent myself, mistake! I filed for a continuance when the first hearing date arrived. I knew then, I would need legal assistance. I contacted Adam Brittle, when I found out he represents victims of crime. In less then an hour in the court room Adam was able to get me a fair settlement. I will now be paid back in two years and finally have the justice I was seeking.–Client Review from Google
My husband was involved in a legal battle for custody of his 5 year old son for almost 1 year.... My husband and I, as well as our witnesses, were so prepared when the day of the hearing arrived. Jill was organized, articulate, and efficient. She seemed right at home in the courtroom, where her prevailing demeanor is calm and confident, but she knows how to handle things when it is time to get aggressive. ... If we ever need an attorney again, Brittle & Brittle will be the first place we look. From the bottom of our hearts... thank you.–Client Review from Google
We owe a debt of gratitude to Adam Brittle! Recently I faced a situation regarding property damage to a vehicle that looked like it might need litigation to resolve. Since I was unsure of whether this was the appropriate and/or wise course of action to take, I contacted Adam. He took the time to study the details of my situation, and then carefully advised me of the pros and cons of proceeding with litigation. What we really appreciated was that there was absolutely no pressure from Adam to retain his professional services; he simply provided us with the information we needed, talked us through the steps that would be required, and then left the decision to us. We decided to go ahead and pursue a legal resolution to the dispute, and we were so impressed with Adam and his handling of our case. In spite of his busy schedule, he moved forward with our case immediately.–Client Review from Google
I had a very long and complicated Divorce lasting over 3 years. During the last year a situation out of my control required me to switch Attorneys. Jill Brittle was recommended to me by two people and after my first meeting with her I felt very confident that she could take over with very little delays, which in fact was the case! I strongly recommend this firm...–Client Review from Google
If you have ever gone through a divorce it is awful. When I was handed papers by my ex, I did not know the first thing about the legal process. As difficult as the process was emotionally, the team at Brittle & Brittle handled the legal aspect of my case without a hitch. They kept me informed of my options, argued passionately on my behalf when necessary, and kept the legal bills reasonable. Instead of inflaming the situation and hurting my family further, they worked out a settlement that everybody is satisfied with. The best part is, I can still work with my ex to raise my children.–Client Review from Google
Christopher J. Bergstrom served as my counsel through an extremely trying divorce sparked by domestic violence perpetrated against me by my ex-husband in early 2011. Mr. Bergstrom met each challenge with grace, compassion, professionalism, and wisdom. Mr. Bergstrom never failed to be extremely well researched and prepared for all court appearances, filings, and unexpected changes. Christopher always welcomed collaboration and client involvement in "next steps", taking care to explain legalese and often times foreseeing the possibility of difficult scenarios, allowing us to be well prepared. I appreciated Mr. Bergstrom’s honesty and straight forward communication style, which was consistently tempered with his sincere empathy for hurting individuals and families in crisis. Mr. Bergstrom builds relationships in his practice of family law and I never felt as if I were simply another case number or billing invoice. Christopher J. Bergstrom sought justice for me and I found hope in the future knowing that this gentleman was in my corner. I would recommend Mr. Bergstrom to anyone.–Client Review from Google
From day one I had never second guessed my decision to hire them. Through their representation and guidance I was able to manage the best of a bad situation and could not have been more content with the results. I have attorneys for life and would highly recommend their counsel to anyone I know.–Client Review from Google
When my boyfriend and I were being sued by his mother for third party visitation, we were scared and confused about our rights as parents. Adam Brittle brought to our attention our constitutional rights along with the laws. He guided us every step of the way...This firm knows what they are doing and they care. I am so grateful for this them!–Client Review from Google
I showed up at Brittle & Brittle scared and unsure of my goals. On a recommendation from a lawyer friend, I first met with Jill, and then Adam arrived after he returned from court. These two work together perfectly! Jill answered every question I could throw at her at my first meeting. Adam arrived later and introduced himself and made me feel like I was in control of the circumstance... Brittle & Brittle showed the judge that not only do I have worth, but that my family deserves to be assisted in our transition to a new life after my divorce. Thank you so much you guys!–Client Review from Google
They are professional, brilliant, proactive, consistent, and compassionate. They are genuine people who are very good at what they do. My divorce and custody issues were navigated as smoothly as possible with their expertise. I was reassured throughout the process with their prompt attention, honest answers, and care... Their fees are affordable, and they are worth every penny and then some.–Client Review from Google
“Advocacy With Integrity”
Our law firm was built on a foundation of integrity towards our clients. You can expect fair billing practices, excellent communication, and rigorous preparation at every stage of the case. When you come in for a consultation, you will receive a full dossier of information about family law, including this promise to you during your case.
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