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We are clear with clients about the financial impact of divorce and provide advice about how to minimize that impact.
We provide an initial overview of the entire process, but also give clients regular updates about what to expect next, how to prepare, and their options for proceeding. Our lawyers educate clients, so they are part of the team in decision-making and strategy.
We are very responsive to client's needs and questions. Each family is unique, and we customize our approach based on that family's circumstances. Our lawyers are compassionate and good listeners, so clients feel supported during a very emotionally taxing time.
We have clear billing rates and no hidden fees. We bill for our time in six-minute increments; where most firms have a .2-.3 minimum, our firm uses a .1 minimum.
In the state of Oregon, the divorce process will ultimately resolve a number of issues: how your assets and debts are divided; who is awarded custody of children or whether joint custody is an option; what amount of child support should be paid; whether spousal support is appropriate, and if so, how much and for how long; how will real estate be disposed of or transferred; and what type of parenting plan best fits your family situation. The scope of issues in any particular case requires a thorough discussion of child-related issues and financial issues. A skilled Oregon divorce lawyer will investigate each facet of your financial and family circumstance and counsel you on the topics that need to be addressed to start and ultimately finalize your divorce. The specific circumstances of your divorce case (sometimes referred to as a “dissolution case”) may require special language in the final divorce judgment, particularly when pensions or other retirement accounts are involved, or when spousal support is awarded.
There are several process options for resolving your divorce case — traditional litigation, mediation or other settlement methods, Collaborative Divorce, and uncontested divorces. Choosing the correct process can be confusing, particularly given the emotionally sensitive subject matter. It is important that you have an advocate who can effectively explain your options and help guide you through the selected process. Talk to a Portland, Oregon divorce lawyer today to discuss what your options are in your circumstance. You need somebody on your side who can aggressively and compassionately protect your interests.
We can assist you throughout your divorce proceeding, no matter which process option you choose. From the initial filing of divorce documents to settlement negotiations, to collaborative resolution, to trial – our experienced and reputable lawyers will help you every step of the way!
We meet with all potential clients in person for the first consultation. This allows us to meet potential clients and hear the background of each case, to determine if your case is a good fit for our office, and to provide information about a client’s rights and responsibilities under Oregon law. We offer this initial consultation for a flat fee of $250.
“Without hesitation, I would recommend Jill Brittle as a qualified, intelligent, and ethical attorney for family law matters. She assisted me with my divorce, using a highly effective collaborative method, calmly guiding me through a potentially difficult and emotional experience...”K.K.- 5-star Google Review
...Jill and her team always took the time to explain the processes and walked me through all the steps so [that] I was comfortable and understood what we were doing. All while being very professional and cordial. Her courtroom demeanor was precise and respectful. Great experience in an unfortunate time in life, don't think twice, Brittle Family Law was the right choice.
Jill is a wonderful attorney. She is incredibly talented, responsive, knowledgeable, approachable, and charismatic. In the courtroom, she is savvy and all business. Her grasp of family law is broad and deep. Her understanding of the nuances of the court system in Oregon is impressive. Her prices are more than fair (and on the more affordable end of the spectrum)...
Jill Brittle is an exceptional attorney in all categories - she is smart, experienced, an excellent communicator, respectful, compassionate, and tough. Her experience, knowledge, and honesty instill great confidence in everyone at the table. She is a seasoned litigator and brings that expertise and skill to the collaborative divorce process...
I can’t say enough good things about Jill Brittle. My divorce case was contentious and dragged on for more than a year, and Jill guided me through the process every step of the way. I really appreciate how she counseled me on the best way to reach my end goal.
Without hesitation, I would recommend Jill Brittle as a qualified, intelligent, and ethical attorney for family law matters. She assisted me with my divorce, using a highly effective collaborative method, calmly guiding me through a potentially difficult and emotional experience. She kept me balanced and focused each step of the way...
I highly recommend this firm. Jill is very professional and keeps you and your family’s best interest in mind. They guided me through a very difficult divorce and I am very thankful that they represented me. If you must go through the hardship of divorce they are the ones you want representing you.
When a couple can reach important agreements between themselves, it allows the process to go a little smoother. For couples who can agree in matters concerning asset division, child support and custody, spousal support, and other matters that need to be addressed, a divorce can be easier to negotiate and come to a settlement.
A mediated or collaborative divorce will never take the pain from the process, but there are ways to lessen the conflict. For many couples, however, the ability to cooperate is minimal and litigation is inevitable.
Whether you and your spouse can come to any agreements or not, our experienced Portland divorce lawyers are skilled in the fine art of negotiation with our client’s goals always in mind. If your divorce must go before the court, we are experienced litigators who understand our way around the family court system.
Whether we are mediating your divorce, negotiating a settlement, looking for collaborative solutions, or litigating it before a court of law, you get the best of us every step of the way.
An approachable tour of the anatomy of an Oregon divorce
The purpose of this guide is to provide you with a foundation of knowledge about Oregon family law and the options for proceeding with your case.