Multnomah County, Oregon Family Lawyers

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Collin C. McKean
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Multnomah County, OR Family Law Lawyer with 13 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...
Mindy Stannard
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Multnomah County, OR Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(503) 847-2900 1211 NW Glisan Street, Suite 203
Portland, OR 97209
Family and Divorce
Willamette University College of Law
Mindy Stannard handles divorce, custody, parenting time, paternity, child support and Family Abuse Prevention Act Restraining Order Cases. In addition, Mindy handles some juvenile court cases and some types of uncontested adoption proceedings. She is admitted to practice law in both Oregon and Washington.

Many of Mindy's current cases are in Multnomah, Clackamas, or Washington County. Mindy also handles cases in many other counties throughout the State of Oregon, including Clatsop County, Lane County, Linn County, Marion County and Columbia County. Each county has different local rules that apply to family law cases.

Mindy is committed to making sure that she keeps...
Natalie Hedman
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Multnomah County, OR Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(503) 506-7887 501 NE Hood Ave. Suite 333
Gresham, OR 97030
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Nova Southeastern University
Natalie Hedman's practice focuses on complex divorce, complex child custody cases, parenting time, child and spousal support, legal separations, domestic partnerships, modifications, division of assets and business interests. She also represents parents, grandparents, stepparents and other family members in defense of or requests for third-party custody and psychological parent rights. Natalie is especially passionate about child safety and regularly helps parents obtain temporary orders to protect a child’s psychological or physical welfare through immediate danger orders or status quo orders.

Natalie also has helped people on both sides of family abuse restraining orders, elder abuse restraining orders and sexual...
Jeffrey Matthews
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Multnomah County, 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...
Casey Sanders
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Multnomah County, OR Family Law Lawyer with 8 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.
Michael Romano
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Multnomah County, OR Family Law Lawyer with 19 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...
Joel Jamon Kent
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Multnomah County, OR Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(503) 222-9115 2400 SW 4th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Seattle University School of Law
Focused practice in high asset and complex divorce and custody issues.
Christopher Michael Veley
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Multnomah County, OR Family Law Lawyer with 19 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...
Daniel DiCicco
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Multnomah County, OR Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(503) 967-3996 205 SE Spokane St, #337
Portland, OR 97202
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Criminal and Employment
Lewis & Clark Law School
Daniel DiCicco is a Portland Business Attorney providing full-service legal support including Litigation and Transactional work. Contracts, Business Formation, Capital Raises, and Litigation.

Every successful business will one day face the reality that relationships can go south in a hurry. Partnerships dissolve, employees become disgruntled, vendors can cheat you, and contracts can go unfulfilled. And of course, there are always people out there looking to make a quick buck by filing a bogus law suit against your company.

When that happens, you need an attorney with the experience, skill, and energy to defend your business and to proactively pursue and enforce your...
Lauren Barnhart
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Multnomah County, OR Family Law Lawyer with 6 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...
Kenneth Goodin
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Multnomah County, OR Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(541) 318-9115 Stahancyk, Kent & Hook P.C.
2400 SW Fourth Ave.
Portland, OR 97201
Family and Divorce
University of Oregon School of Law
Ken's Practice Emphases is on Complex Divorce Litigation, LGBT Family Law, Custody, and Juvenile Law Ken believes that thorough case preparation is the key to winning or negotiating the best outcome for his clients, which is his number one goal. Ken meticulously and methodically prepares his clients’ cases, building a foundation for a winning legal argument integrated with carefully researched legal precedent. Hard work is the cornerstone of Ken’s practice. Ken is also deeply devoted to his clients and takes a personal interest in each case. “People going through a difficult divorce or custody battle can get frustrated...
Lake James H. Perriguey
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Multnomah County, OR Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(503) 227-1928 1906 SW Madison Street
Portland, OR 97205
Family, Civil Rights, Criminal and DUI
Lewis & Clark Law School
Law Works is a full service law firm in historical downtown Portland. Lake Perriguey works to bring the best representation to the client. Lake filed the Oregon marriage equality case, Geiger v. Kitzhaber, advancing civil rights for GLBTQ Oregonians. Lake also represented Jamie Shupe, resulting in the first court order recognizing a non-binary individual. Lake has a long history of civil rights success. Lake Perriguey represents clients in a variety of practice areas. Rates vary depending on the case. House calls and alternative meeting environments can also be accommodated when applicable. Whatever your legal interest,...
Lewis Irwin Landerholm
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Multnomah County, OR Family Law Attorney
(503) 573-5566 9320 SW Barbur Boulevard
Suite 160
Portland, OR 97219
Family 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...
Teresa Loustaunau Foster
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Multnomah County, OR Family Law Lawyer with 22 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...
Nathan Christopher Holtey
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Multnomah County, 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.
Robert Jesse Harris
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Multnomah County, OR Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(503) 648-4777 650 Northeast Holladay
Suite 1600
Portland, OR 97232
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Lewis & Clark Law School
Robert Harris is founder and president of Harris Velazquez Gibbens, Law Firm. A medium sized law firm located in Hillsboro Oregon with a second office in Northeast Portland.

Our law firm focuses on litigation, specializing in:
+ Personal Injury
+ Family law
+ Criminal Law and DUII.

Harris Velazquez Gibbens 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

Jason Pierson
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Multnomah County, OR Family Law Lawyer with 4 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.
Christine Hayes
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Multnomah County, OR Family Law Attorney with 7 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...
Sara Butcher
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Multnomah County, OR Family Law Lawyer
(503) 205-8397 520 SW Yamhill St
Suite 206
Portland, OR 97204-1324
Family and Estate Planning
University of Oregon School of Law
With experience planning and administering Oregon estates of all sizes, I am a firm believer that quality representation can be both comprehensive and affordable. Consideration for each client's unique financial, family, and health interests is the key to determining the best way to protect those interests. I work closely with each of my clients to ensure their needs come first, whether preparing a will or assisting after the death of a loved one. I am committed to providing my clients with experienced representation that is personalized and affordable for everyone. Services Provided: - Probate - Wills - Trusts - Tax & Estate...
Annelisa Smith
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Multnomah County, OR Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(503) 567-7967 1140 SW 11th Ave Ste 400
Portland, OR 97205
Family and Divorce
Vermont Law School
Elizabeth Elaine Christy
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Multnomah County, OR Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(503) 847-2900 1211 NW Glisan, #203
Portland , OR 97209
Family and Divorce
Golden Gate University School of Law
Kathryn Bourn
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Multnomah County, OR Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(503) 492-4229 1217 N.E. Burnside Road, Suite 204
Gresham, OR 97030
Family, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Probate
Cornell University
I have made helping people through their legal obstcales my life's work. I have over 17 years experience in family law issues such as estate planning, wills, power of attorney, probate matters (both non-contested and contested), personal bankruptcy, contested divorce, custody, and spousal support issues. I also have extensive experience representing abused and neglected children in foster care. When I meet with you I will draw on my past experience in order to provide you with the best options on how to move forward.

I began my legal career prosecuting domestic assaults in the Clatsop County District Attorney's Office....
Lisa Kenn
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Multnomah County, OR Family Law Attorney with 4 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...
Peter Bunch
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Multnomah County, OR Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(503) 688-5123 1200 NW Naito Parkway Suite 450
Portland, OR 97209
Family and Divorce
Gonzaga University School of Law
Peter graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1993, where he was a Thomas More Scholar and an associate editor of the Gonzaga Law Review. Following graduation, Peter worked for two years as a law clerk for the Honorable Edward Warren of the Oregon Court of Appeals. He then joined the law firm of Kennedy, King, and Zimmer. While at that firm, Peter worked on many different kinds of cases, including complex environmental litigation, business disputes, attorney and medical malpractice, appeals, and family law.

In 1998, Gary Zimmer asked Peter to join him in forming a new law firm, where...
Rita Herrera Irvin
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Multnomah County, OR Family Law Attorney with 28 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...
Samuel James Kuzma
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Multnomah County, OR Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(503) 227-1515 115 NW 1st Avenue
Suite 400
Portland, OR 97209
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Wake Forest University School of Law
Peter Diamond
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Multnomah County, 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.
Adam Brittle
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Multnomah County, OR Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(503) 445-1598 1318 SW 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97201
Family, Business, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Lewis & Clark College
Virgil Royer
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Multnomah County, OR Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(503) 990-7672 111 SW 5th Avenue Suite 3150
Portland, OR 97204
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Willamette University College of Law
Virgil Royer, a graduate of the Willamette School of Law, practices law to assist people navigate through and successfully put behind the difficult times in their life. Mr. Royer represents people who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents and any accident that was caused by someone else's negligence. He enjoys helping people receive the compensation that they deserve. Mr. Royer will pursue your matter to trial to get a just award. Mr. Royer stays active within his community and enjoys doing all he can to pursue justice for his clients.

ROYER & ASSOCIATES and their staff are dedicated to assisting...
Jeffrey K Traylor
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Multnomah County, OR Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(503) 427-8054 1500 SW 1st Ave., Ste. 920
Portland, OR 97201
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Personal Injury
Lewis & Clark Law School
Jeffrey K. Traylor is a divorce, child custody, and personal injury attorney located in downtown Portland. He graduated from Lewis and Clark School of Law in 2009 and has been running Multnomah Legal LLC every since. He has handled every aspect of both family law and personal injury cases from filing to trial. Multnomah Legal strives to provide professional, personal, and caring representation that clients need at a cost that they can afford. The firm's motto is "your family's lawyer" and that philosophy is taken very seriously. At Multnomah Legal Jeffrey strives to be there when you need him, and...
Rodney Grafe
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Multnomah County, OR Family Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(503) 768-3100 5331 SW MacAdam Ave
Portland, OR 97239
Family, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Oregon School of Law
Third generation Oregonian; Lewis & Clark College BA and U of O JD; Practicing since 1981: Debt issues, Estates and Probate; Municipal Judge for over 15 years
David Bean
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Multnomah County, OR Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(503) 228-8448 621 SW Morrison St, Ste 1300
Portland, OR 97205
Family and Divorce
Lewis & Clark Law School
Lisa Naglins
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Multnomah County, OR Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(503) 255-8036 150 SE 80th Ave
Portland, OR 97215
Family and Divorce
Lewis & Clark Law School
I graduated from Warner Pacific College, and then graduated in the top half of my class at Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College in 1992. I have practiced family law since early 1993, and have been at the same location, 150 SE 80th Avenue for over 20 years. My office is located in the historic Montavilla neighborhood of Southeast Portland, bordering on Northeast Portland and in the shadow of Mt. Tabor.
Kelly Donovan Jones
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Multnomah County, OR Family Law Attorney
(503) 847-4329 819 SE Morrison St., Suite 255
Portland, OR 97214
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy and Consumer
Willamette University College of Law
I am an attorney licensed to practice law in both Oregon state courts as well as the federal district court here in Portland. I received my undergraduate degree from Marylhurst University located just outside of Portland. I obtained my Juris Doctorate from Willamette College of Law in Salem in 2007 and moved back to Portland to practice law. I am originally from Michigan, but I have lived in Oregon for more than a decade and never plan on returning to the Midwest (except for a vacation). In the recent past, I have practiced in the areas of civil litigation, contract law,...
Gary Zimmer
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Multnomah County, OR Family Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(503) 295-6191 1 SW Columbia St.
#680
Portland, OR 97258
Family and Divorce
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Gary Zimmer has practiced family law since 1978. He obtained his undergraduate degree in 1972 from Cleveland State University. Gary received his law degree in 1975 from Case Western University. Before establishing his family law practice, Gary focused on commercial and personal injury litigation. He has tried cases to judges and juries. Gary has been a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since January 18, 1992. He previously served as president of the Oregon chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and sat on the national board of directors of the Academy at the same time. Gary...
Alex Ogurek
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Multnomah County, OR Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(503) 280-0888 825 NE 20th Ave, Suite 340
Portland, OR 97232
Family
Lewis & Clark Law School
I practice family law because it is the best fit for my skills and personality. My practice is centered on finding solutions that work for families. My practice is based on compassion and evidence. My goal is show the court/mediator/other attorney the evidence that leads to the conclusion that my client knows is the truth. Having compassion, given the evidence, is in seeing that the most extreme solution is not always the best solution. There are times for extreme solutions, but those times are rare. If your case requires an extreme solution, the court will usually require that a good...
Heather Unger
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Multnomah County, OR Family Law Attorney
(503) 227-0200 9320 Southwest Barbur Blvd
#160
Portland, OR 97219
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Oregon School of Law
Joel K Overlund
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Multnomah County, OR Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(503) 295-6191 680 Umpqua Bank Plaza
One SW Columbia Street
Portland, OR 97258
Family and Divorce
Willamette University College of Law
Joel’s practice experience includes all aspects of family law; dissolution of marriage, unmarried custody and parenting time, custody modifications and enforcement, third party custody; guardianships and domestic violence.
Sarah Hopson Bond
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Multnomah County, OR Family Law Lawyer with 14 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...
Wendy S Fay
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Multnomah County, OR Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(503) 295-6191 680 Umpqua Bank Plaza
One SW Columbia Street
Portland, OR 97258
Family, Estate Planning and Probate
Willamette University College of Law
Wendy’s practice includes dissolution of marriage proceedings, legal separations, modifications of child custody, child support and spousal support, and contempt and enforcement proceedings. Wendy’s practice also includes probate administration, estate planning, and protective proceedings.
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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.


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.