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
How is the Covid-19 quarantine Impacting Parenting Plans?
Update: Clarifying parenting responsibilities during the COVID-19 Outbreak (Oregon) After publishing this article, my office learned that Multnomah County issued an order clarifying parenting responsibilities during the COVID-19 outbreak. Effectively the order states that for Multnomah … Read More
Who Claims Children on Taxes After an Oregon Divorce
When parents split up, one of the most common questions they have is who gets to claim the children on their taxes. The legal answer to this is actually very simple, but in practice there are a lot of options available beyond the easy answer, as is often the cases and why an experienced … Read More
Finding Resolutions in High-Conflict Divorce
The term "High-Conflict Divorce" is used often nowadays. Like anything, the amount of conflict in a divorce exists on a spectrum. Some couples are able to divorce amicably by just sitting down together, or with a mediator. Some are able to reach an agreement after a few rounds of … Read More
How to Support Kids During a Divorce: A Therapist’s Perspective
The following article is a guest article. We enlisted Portland, Oregon area family therapist Kaleigh Boysen to write us this article because we felt our clients and those looking for a divorce attorney could benefit from this information. We hope that it is helpful in talking to your kids about what … Read More
What Does it Mean to Find the Best Divorce Attorney?
There are a lot of opinions about what makes a great divorce attorney. As you can imagine, there are a lot of different variables that go into a divorce. Divorce and custody cases are a dynamic, complex field of law mixing finances, care of children, and emotional harm. Sometimes … Read More
Planning for Your Divorce: A Checklist
Divorces are beyond overwhelming for most people. It can be helpful to take overwhelming tasks and break them down into a smaller, more manageable list. Here, I'd like to take a moment to give you a brief checklist of what you need to be thinking of when you are planning for your divorce case. … Read More
Answers to the 5 Most Asked Divorce Questions
As a divorce attorney, I often end up answering very similar questions during my telephone consultations. I'd like to provide a few of the common questions here with some common answers. Answers to the 5 most common divorce questions: 1. Does Oregon allow a parent to move out of state with the … Read More
Why do Mothers Always Seem to Win Custody Cases in Oregon?
Why do Mothers Always Seem to Win Custody in Oregon? I hear this question a lot as a family law attorney here in Oregon. I think there are quite a few answers to this question. The first one is, that I think this type of thinking is still a remnant of days past. It used to be, decades ago, that … Read More
Oregon Spousal Support and Federal Tax Changes
Changes in Oregon Spousal Support and Federal Taxes Are Coming Effective the beginning of 2019, our federal tax laws will be changing significantly as it relates to how spousal support gets treated. Traditionally, spousal support has been tax-deductible. This has taken some of the sting out of … Read More