Oregon Family Lawyers

Ryan M. Johnson
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Salem, OR Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(503) 990-6641 388 State Street
Suite #940
Salem, OR 97301
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
University of Oregon
Ryan is a native of Salem, Oregon, and a graduate of Sprague High School. After high school, Ryan went on a two-year church mission to Venezuela, where he became fluent in Spanish. He later enrolled at Brigham Young University, and after running his own business for four years, decided he wanted to help others by becoming a lawyer. This led him to enroll in the University Of Connecticut School Of Law. After a year, Ryan returned to his roots and transferred to the University of Oregon to finish his degree. He earned numerous academic awards and achievements as both an...
Brent Goodfellow
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McMinnville, OR Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(503) 472-9090 105 N.E. 4th Street
McMinnville, OR 97128
Family, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
Willamette University College of Law
Mr. Goodfellow was admitted in 2003 to practice law in Oregon State Courts and in 2008 in the US District Court of Oregon. His judicial experience includes, McMinnville Municipal Court Judge Pro Tempore (2006-October, 2008); Carlton Municipal Court Judge Pro Tempore (April, 2007-October, 2008); and Circuit Court Judge Pro Tempore (October, 2008-2016). He was selected as a SuperLawyer Rising Star an unprecedented five straight years (2010-2015). This award goes to only the top 2.5 percent of Oregon lawyers as selected by his peers. He has been featured on Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, Inside Edition, The...
(503) 472-9090 22021 SW Sherwood Blvd.
Sherwood , OR 97140
Ryan Hamilton
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Sherwood, OR Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(503) 655-7199 16103 SW 1st St
Sherwood, OR 97140
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Lewis & Clark College
I started my career working with the Multnomah County District Attorney in the domestic violence unit. I am now pursuing my dream of working closely with people who need help getting divorced and keeping their kids. My goal is to guide every client through this process by listening to their needs. Every spouse and parent has a story, and I will give your story a powerful voice in the courtroom.
Jeffrey Matthews
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Portland, OR Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(971) 264-9827 1000 SW Broadway St
Suite 1810
Portland, OR 97205
Family and Divorce
University of Oregon School of Law
Jeffrey Matthews is a partner at McKinley Irvin who has been practicing family law in Oregon for more than 30 years. Jeff handles a wide range of family law matters, including the valuation and protection of high net worth estates, business interests, and other issues involving property distribution, as well as high conflict custody litigation. As a family law advocate, he considers himself both a guide and an advocate. He is committed to helping clients protect what matters most to them. He has represented clients in over 100 trials and hearings throughout his career, but also focuses on cooperative communication...
Collin C. McKean
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Portland, OR Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(503) 567-7967 1140 SW 11th Avenue
Suite 400
Portland, OR 97205
Family and Divorce
Lewis & Clark Law School
I represent individuals and small business owners in Oregon and SW Washington. I specialize in complex and business related dissolution actions. My cases are typically in Washington, Multnomah or Clackamas Counties in Oregon and Clark, Cowlitz or Skamania Counties in Washington. I also handle cases other counties throughout Oregon and Washington, including Clatsop County, Lane County, Linn County, Marion County, Columbia County, and Grant County. Each county has different local rules that apply to family law cases. I am committed to making sure that I keep up to date on changes to rules of practice for each county I...
(503) 567-7967 6125 NE Cornell Rd
Ste 360
Hillsboro, OR 97124
(503) 567-7967 704 East Olive
Moses Lake, WA 98837
Joanna L. Posey
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Lake Oswego, OR Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(503) 635-3548 385 1st Street
Suite 221
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Family and Divorce
Lewis & Clark Law School
Joanna Posey became a lawyer because she wanted to help people. Drawn to family law after opening her own practice, Joanna takes pride in being able to empower her clients during an otherwise stressful and emotionally charged time in their lives. She finds it extremely gratifying to help a client take the first steps toward a new beginning, and enjoys working to resolve the unique issues in each case.
Michael Romano
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Portland, OR Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(503) 208-5529 111 SW 5th Ave.
Suite 3150
Portland, OR 97204
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Willamette University College of Law
Mr. Romano attended Southern Oregon University (formerly Southern Oregon State College) in Ashland, Oregon where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, with a minor degree in Philosophy. He then received his Juris Doctorate at Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon. While in law school, Mr. Romano clerked for the Marion County District Attorney’s Office and developed a taste for trial work. He was then admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 2000 and began his career as a prosecutor working in Klamath, Coos, and Deschutes Counties. In early 2006, he then opened his private...
(541) 382-4404 3052 NW Merchant Way
Suite 106
Bend, OR 97701
Elizabeth Elaine Christy
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Lake Oswego, OR Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(503) 847-2900 5200 SW Meadows Road
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Family and Divorce
Golden Gate University School of Law
Nicole Hough
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Beaverton, OR Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(503) 208-6610 PO Box 2014
Beaverton, OR 97075
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
University of New Hampshire School of Law
I have a deep understanding of the critical work that goes into representing and advocating for clients. It is my goal to provide high quality legal services to individuals and to the community. My practice is focused on assisting individuals and families with their legal needs, as well as working with other attorneys on a contract basis. I also value community involvement and engage in a variety of local volunteer and service projects. When I'm not advocating for clients, I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking elaborate meals, reading a good book, and...
Lauren Barnhart
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Portland, OR Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(503) 227-0200 9320 Southwest Barbur Blvd
#160
Portland, OR 97219
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Willamette University College of Law
Lauren Barnhart was always fascinated with “the rules.” She believes that rules create predictability and clarity, and apply to everyone equally. It was this fascination with rules that led Lauren to become an attorney. As an attorney, Lauren helps families navigate through what can be the most difficult time of their lives-divorce. She works to develop a relationship with her clients and demonstrate that their case genuinely matters. Lauren was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington, and was a member in the Tacoma Youth Symphony where she performed at Carnegie Hall. When Lauren is not assisting...
Joel Jamon Kent
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Bend, OR Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(541) 318-9115 158 NE Greenwood Ave.
Bend, OR 97701
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Seattle University School of Law
Focused practice in high asset and complex divorce and custody issues.
(541) 447-9115 105 SW Beaver St.
Prineville, OR 97754
(503) 222-9115 2400 SW 4th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
Shelley Fuller
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Beaverton, OR Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(503) 626-1808 4800 SW Griffith Drive
Suite 230
Beaverton, OR 97005
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Seattle University School of Law
Shelley has been practicing law in Oregon for the last 18 years. While originally from Wisconsin, she has called Oregon home for the last 25 years and has no desire to live anywhere else. She has been a solo practitioner / small business owner since 2002 when she opened her own practice. She is dedicated to providing outstanding legal advice to her clients by advocating zealously, advising honestly and litigating tirelessly when needed.
Stephen Palmer
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Newberg, OR Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
515 E 1st St
Newberg, OR 97132
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
University of Oregon
Steve has been practicing law since 1994, graduating from University of Oregon Law School where he served on the Managerial Board of the Oregon Law Review. Steve has served as a Municipal Court Judge for the Cities of Newberg, Sherwood, Dayton, Dundee, Yamhill-Carlton, and McMinnville and he is a current member of the Domestic Relations Section of the Oregon State Bar, and the Yamhill County Bar Association. Steve is a managing partner at the law firm, Brown Tarlow Bridges, & Palmer, PC in Newberg, Oregon. Steve's practice focuces primarily on: Family Law including: Complex Dissolutions & Legal Separations, Custody, Parenting Time and...
John Ballard
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Hermiston, OR Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(541) 564-2574 125 SW 3rd St
Hermiston, OR 97838
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of North Dakota School of Law
Licensed since 1997 to practice law in Oregon. Serving Hermiston, Pendleton, and surrounding areas since 1999.
Casey Sanders
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Portland, OR Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(971) 264-9827 1000 SW Broadway
Suite 1810
Portland, OR 97205
Family and Divorce
University of Oregon School of Law
Family law attorney Casey Sanders is fiercely committed to his client’s well-being. He understands that his clients are dealing with stress and uncertainty, and is determined to protect what is most important to them. Casey focuses his practice on divorce and custody cases, including parenting plans and parenting plan modifications. He is an active member of the Vancouver community and the Clark County Bar Association. He currently serves as the Vice President of the Clark County Bar Association Family Law Section.
(360) 830-6961 1111 Main Street
Suite 300
Vancouver, WA 98660
Deidra Cherzan
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Bend, OR Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
1107 NE Revere Ave
Bend, OR 97701
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Washington School of Law
Deidra is an attorney and Certified Public Accountant licensed in Oregon, Washington and Colorado with more than 18 years experience practicing law. Prior to becoming an attorney Deidra was a Captain in the United States Air Force, an auditor and management consultant with a national accounting firm and a business associate in several corporations. She strives to bring excellence to her practice and to assist her clients with difficult life and business transitions.
Samantha Hazel
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Portland, OR Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(503) 395-0244 1000 SW Broadway St.
Suite 1810
Portland, OR 97205
Family and Divorce
University of Oregon School of Law
My clients seek excellent advocacy as well as someone to help them through what is often a very difficult and stressful time. I provide that.
Christine Hayes
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Portland, OR Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(971) 264-9827 1000 SW Broadway
Suite 1810
Portland, OR 97205
Family and Divorce
Gonzaga University School of Law
As a family law practitioner, I am motivated by helping people through complex and emotionally difficult legal situations. I work with each client to define their goals and then provide an effective strategy well supported in the law to achieve those objectives. I focus my practice on family law issues, including divorce, child custody, child support, modifications, and relocation. I also handle collaborative divorce, de facto parentage and non-parental custody, step-parent adoption, and LGBT family law. Before becoming an attorney, I worked for the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office as a legal advocate for victims of domestic violence and sexual...
(360) 830-6961 1111 Main Street
Suite 300
Vancouver, WA 98660
Scott O Carter
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Klamath Falls, OR Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(541) 882-4504 125 S 6th Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Willamette University College of Law
Mr, Carter has been practicing law in Oregon courts for over 20 years. He speaks fluent Spanish. After graduating from law school, Mr. Carter began practicing law in 1995 at Garland and Associates in Hillsboro, Oregon. Two years later, he accepted a position as a Deputy District Attorney I Klamath County- a position he would hold or over seven years. Mr. Carter then opened his private practice,
Christopher James Palmer
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Seaside, OR Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(503) 738-8400 1580 North Roosevelt Drive
Seaside, OR 97138
Family, Business and Divorce
Univ of Oregon School of Law
Mr. Palmer will work tirelessly to resolve your matter effectively and efficiently. His goal is to provide the highest quality legal service. He strives to bring superior communication and compassion to the attorney-client relationship and is completely dedicated to individuals and to the pursuit of justice for them.
Annelisa Smith
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Portland, OR Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(503) 567-7967 1140 SW 11th Ave Ste 400
Portland, OR 97205
Family and Divorce
Vermont Law School
Jason Pierson
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Portland, OR Family Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(503) 974-6833 3115 NE Sandy Blvd. Suite 222
Portland, OR 97232
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Oregon School of Law
Jason Pierson became a lawyer to be a voice for people who feel trivialized by divorce-especially children. During a divorce, a child can sometimes feel as though their opinion doesn’t matter. Jason’s passion is to advocate for his client's children and help them succeed. Prior to attending law school, Jason worked as a paralegal in Las Vegas mostly in construction defect law firms for about eight years.
Jack Dekovich
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Portland, OR Family Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(503) 227-0200 9320 Southwest Barbur Blvd
#160
Portland, OR 97219
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Willamette University College of Law
Portland Divorce Lawyer, Jack Dekovich takes pride in preserving what he believes is Western civilization’s greatest contribution to the world: The Common Law system. “I love educating my clients-that although imperfect, the rule of law belongs to all of us.” Prior to attending law school, Jack was a volunteer teacher at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School. He also lived in Cameroon for several months teaching English and doing various community projects. In his spare time, Jack plays guitar, trombone, sings in a band and plays ice hockey on two community teams.
M. Nicole Clooten
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Pendleton, OR Family Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(541) 667-7993 17 SW Frazer AVE #373
Pendleton, OR 97801
Family and Divorce
University of Oregon School of Law
I live and work in Pendleton, OR, and also practice out of our Hermiston Office Location. I specialize in Family Law, including divorce, custody, parenting time, spousal and child support, asset division, and more. I offer low cost consultations and provide dedicated service to my clients. Experience the difference my legal services provide.
Erica Strader
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Bend, OR Family Law Lawyer
(541) 306-2060 404 SW Columbia Street
Suite 150
Bend, OR 97702
Family, Criminal and Divorce
University of Oregon School of Law
Prior to joining Baxter Harder, Erica was an associate attorney at Stahancyk, Kent & Hook in Bend and Prineville. During her time there, Erica handled a variety of family law cases, including high-conflict custody and parenting time disputes, divorces, and restraining orders. Erica has also worked in the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office. During that time, she appeared in court on behalf of the State for a number of criminal matters. While in law school, Erica worked as a judicial extern for the Lane County Circuit Court, where she gained additional valuable courtroom experience. Before moving to Oregon, Erica worked...
Peter Diamond
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Portland, OR Family Law Lawyer
(503) 395-0244 1000 SW Broadway
Suite 1810
Portland, OR 97205
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Willamette University College of Law
Peter Diamond is a people-oriented attorney who was naturally drawn to family law after an extensive and diverse practice in business, real estate, estate planning, and general litigation.
Blaine Clooten
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Hermiston, OR Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(541) 667-7993 230 SE 4th Street
Hermiston, OR 97838
Family, Bankruptcy and Divorce
University of Oregon School of Law
An Oregon native, I received both my undergraduate degree and law degree from the University of Oregon, and now practice law in Hermiston and Pendleton Oregon. I spent over six years in the business world prior to earning my bar license, and apply both law and practical business application to develop solutions to client's individual problems. My total experience ranges from national companies on the stock exchange, to individual people. Every client dilemma is unique, and requires critical thinking to reach the best outcome. Choosing a lawyer is often a difficult decision for people in...
(541) 667-7993 STE 254
Pendleton, OR 97801
Lewis Irwin Landerholm
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Portland, OR Family Law Attorney
(503) 573-5566 9320 SW Barbur Boulevard
Suite 160
Portland, OR 97219
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Willamette University College of Law
Lewis Landerholm grew up around family who served the public – families in particular. He became a divorce attorney in Portland so that he can help these individuals make the best out of a difficult situation. He began his career at the University of Oregon in Eugene, where he earned his bachelor’s degree. He went on to Willamette University College of Law for his Juris Doctor. While in law school, he served as a part time law clerk, where he earned invaluable experience. Attorney Landerholm is quickly making a name for himself as a dedicated family law attorney because of...
(360) 810-5054 900 Washington Street
Suite 8001
Vancouver, WA 98660
David T. Johnson
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Salem, OR Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(503) 575-1332 117 Commercial St. NE Suite 275
Salem, OR 97301
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Nursing Home
Willamette University College of Law
John Kim
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Eugene, OR Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(541) 689-3066 856 Olive St.
Suite 103
Eugene, OR 97401
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
University of Oregon School of Law
Vincent J. Bernabei
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Beaverton, OR Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(503) 443-1177 Cascade Square, Suite 102
8625 SW Cascade Avenue
Beaverton, OR 97008
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Lewis & Clark Law School
Rita Herrera Irvin
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Portland, OR Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(971) 264-9827 1000 SW Broadway
Suite 1810
Portland, OR 97205
Family and Divorce
Seattle University School of Law
Rita Herrera Irvin is a partner at McKinley Irvin, one of the largest and most exceptional family law firms in the Pacific Northwest region. She helped found the firm with Sands McKinley in 1991. Rita prides herself on being a tough advocate for her clients so that they can have the best possible chance of success. She takes the time to get to know her clients so that their goals can become her goals. Rita attended Seattle University School of Law, graduating with her J.D. in 1991. She is also a past board member with Centro Latino, a Trustee with...
(206) 397-0399 1501 4th Ave
Suite 1750
Seattle, WA 98101
(253) 256-1265 1201 Pacific Avenue
Suite 2000
Tacoma, WA 98402
Sarah Hopson Bond
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Portland, OR Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(503) 295-6191 1 SW Columbia Street, Ste 680
Portland, OR 97258
Family
University of California - Berkeley
Sarah Bond received her law degree from Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley (2001 through 2004). Upon admission to Boalt Hall, Sarah was awarded the Berkeley Law Foundation, Phoenix Fellowship. After her first year of law school, Sarah served as a summer associate at the East Bay Community Law Center. After her second year of law school, Sarah served as a summer associate with Morrison and Foerster, San Francisco (offer for employment upon graduation was extended). During her third year of law school, Sarah Bond served as co-editor in chief of the African American Law and...
Christopher Michael Veley
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Portland, OR Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(503) 417-7777 111 SW 5th Avenue
Suite 1740
Portland, OR 97204
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Construction and Real Estate
Gonzaga University School of Law
I'm an attorney with the law firm of Slinde & Nelson LLC in Portland, Oregon (a Vancouver, Washington office is coming soon). I have been practicing law since 1999. I am licensed to do so in Oregon and Washington and regularly appear before courts in both states, and particularly Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties in Oregon, and Clark and Cowlitz counties in Washington. My practice concentrates on civil litigation, legal advice, and disputes relating to real estate, construction, banks, homeowners associations, businesses, and individuals. This includes: construction contract drafting, review and advice; representation of contractors and owners regarding...
Amy N. Velazquez
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Hillsboro, OR Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(503) 648-4777 165 SE 26th Ave
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Willamette University College of Law
Robert Jesse Harris
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Hillsboro, OR Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(503) 648-4777 165 SE 26th Ave
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Family, DUI, Divorce and Personal Injury
Lewis & Clark Law School
Robert Harris is founder and president of Harris Law Firm. A medium sized law firm located in Hillsboro Oregon with a second office in Northeast Portland.

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

(503) 648-4777 650 Northeast Holladay
Suite 1600
Portland, OR 97232
Lisa Kenn
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Portland, OR Family Law Attorney with 3 years experience
520 SW Sixth Avenue, #1010
Portland, OR 97204
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Lewis & Clark Law School
Divorce and/or child custody conflicts with your spouse or partner will be one of the more stressful experiences of your life. As your attorney at Kramer & Associates, I will listen carefully to your concerns, and offer you practical and compassionate advise. I will work diligently to settle your case without subjecting you to needless litigation. However, if litigation becomes necessary, I will be your formidable courtroom advocate and ensure that you will not be bullied or taken advantage of by the other side.

My philosophy is always to be honest and direct with my clients...
(503) 243-2733 Portland, 97204
Jacy F. Arnold
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Eugene, OR Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(541) 203-4083 Arnold Law
401 E. 10th Ave., Ste. 400
Eugene, OR 97401
Family, Divorce and Juvenile
University of Oregon School of Law
Jacy excels at high-asset divorce and high-conflict child custody cases, involving multiple retirement accounts, complex expert witness issues, and voluminous discovery.
Nathan Christopher Holtey
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Portland, OR Family Law Attorney
(503) 224-9878 1140 SW 11th Ave
#4
Portland, OR 97205
Family and Divorce
University of Oregon School of Law
Nathan Holtey has been practicing law for over ten years. Raised in Ashland, OR, Nathan attended Tufts University in Boston, MA, before coming back to Oregon and attending the University of Oregon School of Law. Nathan enjoys the practice of law and assisting clients with achieving excellent results. He focuses his practice on family law and criminal defense, and has handled every type of matter from 24 hour notice Restraining Order and Emergency Custody hearings to high asset divorces involving multiple businesses, spousal support, and complex property division.
Teresa Loustaunau Foster
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Portland, OR Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(971) 264-9827 1000 SW Broadway
Suite 1810
Portland, OR 97205
Family and Divorce
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Teresa Foster is Partner in Charge at McKinley Irvin's Vancouver office. A former social worker, she is now regarded as one of the most skilled family law attorneys in Vancouver. Teresa is a knowledgeable and formidable advocate with exceptional courtroom skills who focuses her practice on complex divorce cases, especially those involving high net worth property division, complex child custody issues, international family law, relocation, third party custody, and unmarried couples. She has successfully litigated cases in both Washington and Oregon. Teresa believes in providing her clients with personalized and responsive service, keeping her clients informed on the status of...
(360) 830-6961 1111 Main Street
Suite 300
Vancouver, WA 98660
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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


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