Deer Island, Oregon Family Lawyers
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....
During law school, Jordan worked as an appellate intern at the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office appearing in court on behalf of the State of Washington. She also worked at a Seattle-based domestic violence agency.
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Lewis & Clark Law School
ROYER & ASSOCIATES and their staff are dedicated to assisting...
“Energy and Vision! Outside of the...
Laura understands that a custody battle is one of the most life-altering challenges a family can face. When the preservation of a child’s best interests hinges on the outcome of a custody battle, Laura works for that outcome as though she were fighting for her own child.
Laura also provides counsel and legal advocacy...
“Throughout my professional career, I have found great joy in working closely with people to make their situation better, whatever that meant to that person at that particular time.”
Krista understands that divorce comes with questions, unknown implications for the future, potential financial insecurity, and emotional exhaustion. While she can’t promise that the divorce process will be easy, she promises to provide caring and hands-on legal counsel. She says:
“I don’t wish the stress or pain of divorce on anyone, but know that if you find yourself going through one,...
Portland, OR 97204
Lewis & Clark Law School
My philosophy is always to be honest and direct with my clients...
Portland, OR 97225
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.
No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.
Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.
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