On a recent episode of the popular TV drama "Grey's Anatomy," the character "Catherine" confronts "April" her new on-screen daughter-in-law. Catherine is furious over her son and April's surprise wedding. Believing that her son made an awful mistake, Catherine thrusts a document in front of April … Read More
Avoid Collaborative Law Disaster By Carefully Choosing Your Attorney
Many divorcing couples consider collaborative law, where they sign a contract with their respective attorneys saying that their attorneys are forbidden from settle the case in court. But if you choose your attorney carefully the collaborative process is unnecessary. If you are already in … Read More
Raising grandkids in Oregon: What are your legal custody rights?
More grandparents across the country are raising grandkids. The reasons are varied. Economic circumstances to metal illness could affect a child's parenting ability. Often the grandparent does not have formal custodial rights. Grandparent rights in these "grandfamilies" may allow for custody or … Read More
Collaborative Law Can Result In People Behaving Less Reasonably
While the words, "fine, I'll see you in court" can be utterly terrifying, they also serve a vital purpose. When two people are not able to agree on an issue in their divorce, it often is because someone is asking for more than they reasonably should be entitled to. In these cases mediation and … Read More