Oregon Divorce Lawyers
Hillsboro, OR Divorce Attorney with 32 years experience
Portland, OR Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
Bend, OR 97701
University of Washington School of Law
Newberg, OR 97132
University of Oregon
Hillsboro, OR 97124
In 1998, Gary Zimmer asked Peter to join him in forming a new law firm, where...
I began my legal career prosecuting domestic assaults in the Clatsop County District Attorney's Office. Using my litigation experience, I opened and ran my own family law and bankruptcy practice in Astoria for 11 years....
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Oregon School of Law
Harris Law Firm is a general practice, with an emphasis on litigation, specializing in:
+ Personal Injury
+ Family law
+ Criminal Law and DUII.
Harris Law Firm has earned the highest rating from Martindale Hubbell: Preeminent AV rated. Indicating excellence in the legal field and the highest ethical standards, as well as perfect 10.0 ratings from AVVO
Oregon Divorce Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Lane County Legal Aid Service
Oregon Law Center
Grants Pass, OR
If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.
Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.
Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.
Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.
Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).
Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.
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