Oregon Legal Marital Separation
Oregon law provides a methodology for spouses to legally separate without divorcing. The process is much like a divorce, and encompasses division of marital property, child-related issues, and issues of support. At the conclusion, the parties will be separated as a matter of law, but are still married. A legal separation will not allow either spouse to remarry.
Generally, our firm does not recommend legal separations except in very narrow circumstances. That said, there certainly are situations where a separation is appropriate. Contact our experienced family law lawyers – all with experience in Oregon legal marital separation – to discuss your particular circumstances and whether this is the correct route for you.
What To Expect In An Oregon Marital Separation Consultation
As a service to clients, we meet with all potential clients in person, preferably with two attorneys, for the first consultation. This allows us to determine which lawyer is best-suited for any given case, based on the subject matter and the client’s personality. In addition to the client getting two-for-the-price-of-one, this allows both lawyers to meet potential clients and hear the background of each case. Although ultimately only one lawyer will handle the case, the other will then know the basics of each case and can answer questions when a client calls. We offer this initial consultation for a flat-fee of $100.00.
When starting the process for finding a lawyer, potential clients often ask “who is the best family law lawyer in Oregon” or the “who is the best lawyer in Portland for marital separation?” The answer is: the lawyer who gets the results you need. Like the rest of family law, there is not one-size-fits-all when it comes to selecting a family law attorney. The best attorney for you is the one who listens to your circumstances, provides solid legal advice, and facilitates and achieves your goals. Contact one of our Portland divorce lawyers today to set up a consultation.