What an Oregon Divorce Lawyer Does
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 require 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.
There are several process options for resolving your divorce case — traditional litigation, mediation or other settlement methods, Collaborative Divorce, and uncontested divorces. This 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 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!
What To Expect In An Oregon 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 divorce lawyer in Oregon” or the “who is the best divorce lawyer 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 divorce lawyers today to set up a consultation.