Portland Mediators to Help With Divorce
The most common professional to use during a divorce, aside from your lawyer, is probably a mediator. Mediators can be very helpful in assisting people in working through a resolution when they are both motivated to resolve the conflict and are both reasonably close in their positions.
We also recommend reading our article Do I Need a Family Law Attorney for my Portland Mediation. This article helps describe how having a divorce attorney to help you prepare for a mediation can be helpful to the outcome. Another article that may be helpful is Oregon Divorce Mediation: A Method for Keeping Your Case Out of Court.
Counseling Services in Portland
Sometimes children are so stressed by the pending divorce or have been harmed by one parent, that they then need to receive therapy services to help them. I personally don’t like using counselors for children unless absolutely necessary, as I find the field to be a difficult one to really see results, and sometimes can cause more harm than good. This is just a personal belief and some people feel differently and each family needs to decide what is best for them. If you are looking for a starting point for therapy there are many options in Portland. The most experienced program in town is Morrison Child and Family Services, and they are at the very least a starting point in your search for the right counselor for your children if you need one.
There are many other situations that require different professionals to help you. These can include hiring someone to formally transfer a portion of a retirement benefit or to appraise the value of your property. It can also include evaluations of a person, such as having a work history performed to prove your spouse or you are capable/incapable of making a certain income level. Some people even need mental health evaluations or psycho-sexual assessments completed depending on the nature of your situation. Contacting a local attorney can help you determine what professionals you need to hire to get you the best possible result from your divorce or custody case.