Mediation is a topic I find interesting because it is both an overused, and underused tool. It, like many other things, is a tool that people can use to help them resolve their divorce or custody case. Let's talk first though about what mediation is, and how it can help end a … Read More
What is Oregon Compensatory Spousal Support and am I Entitled to it?
The issue of spousal support in Oregon is actually quite confusing. Most people just think of spousal support as a single thing. Meaning, if one person makes more money than their spouse, they might be on the hook for some spousal support. The reality is quite a bit more … Read More
Four Misconceptions About Oregon Divorce
One of the tasks attorneys have to combat is fighting the misconceptions and myths that exist about divorces on the internet. As with most things, there is as much or more misinformation about divorces available online as there is correct information. Here are a few of the common misconceptions I … Read More
How Much Does an Oregon Divorce Cost?
I often get asked how much a divorce will cost. The answer to that varies wildly based on a lot of factors such as which attorney you hire, how difficult the issues of the case will be, the willingness and ability of the parties to negotiate, and whether you have to hire any additional … Read More
Helpful Hints for Getting Divorced During Covid-19
It goes without saying that the impact on all of our lives due to COVID-19 this year has been devastating. Divorce cases are no different, and in some ways have been very hard hit by the epidemic. This blog will offer some ideas on how to manage your pending divorce during these strange … Read More
Advice on Communicating Between Divorcing Parties
One of the components that make family law cases so much more stressful for everyone involved than other types of court cases, is the need to communicate. For example, if you are being charged by the State in a criminal case, you don't need to (nor do you want to) communicate with the other … Read More
Four Things Everyone Should Know Once They Have Decided to Get a Divorce
Once you decide to get a divorce, things can sometimes feel very overwhelming. You've made a critical life decision, and now there is often the feeling of shock when you realize how much you don't know about what happens next. Here are a few of the more important things to know as you … Read More
3 Advantages and Disadvantages of Filing for Divorce First
In any court case, including a divorce or custody case, one person will need to start the case by filing their petition with the court. There are certain advantages and disadvantages of being the one who files for divorce first. Controlling the Timing of the Start of Your Divorce … Read More
What Problems are Resolved During a Divorce?
Often I get asked by potential clients broad questions, like "What is involved in getting a divorce?" Obviously the answer is "A lot". However, there are a few main problems that have to be resolved in any divorce. I have posted about this list before, but this one will be focused … Read More
Oregon Divorce and Custody: Moving Forward in the Time of Covid-19
There is no doubt we are living in unique times right now. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused every aspect of our society to grind to a halt. The legal system is no exception. Every divorce or custody case is impacted in some way by the shutdowns facing our court … Read More