Lawyers for Divorce in Oregon
Did you know that the vast majority of divorces in Oregon are uncontested? An Oregon “uncontested divorce,” sometimes called a “stipulated divorce,” is when both parties have reached a full agreement on the terms of their marital dissolution. This divorce agreement will include a division of all assets and debts, a determination of custody, the creation of a parenting plan, and an order for child support and/or spousal support if appropriate.
The reaching a full settlement agreement with your spouse on the terms of your divorce carries many benefits. First, the agreement underlying the uncontested divorce is a known quantity; you know what the outcome is going to be. Contrastingly, some degree of uncertainty is always present if you take a case to trial and let a judge decide the issue. Second, uncontested divorces are almost always cheaper than contested divorces because there are no issues to be argued about between attorneys. Finally, people who craft the terms of their own uncontested divorce tend to be more likely to adhere to the terms. Although there is always a bit of give and take in reaching an agreement, the parties know that they had a direct role in reaching an outcome instead of having a judge dictate the outcome.
It is important that your uncontested divorce documents are drafted correctly and quickly. Avoid the risk of procedural errors or unenforceable terms in your judgment by hiring one of our experienced family law lawyers to prepare the documents.
For a reasonable flat fee, we will prepare the Oregon uncontested divorce documents, file them with the appropriate court, and provide you with copies for your records. You never have to set foot in the courthouse with this option! Contact us to schedule a consultation to begin the uncontested divorce process.
What To Expect In An Oregon Uncontested Divorce 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 lawyer in Oregon for an uncontested divorce” or the “who is the best uncontested divorce attorney in Portland?” 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 family law lawyers today to set up a consultation.