Obtaining a dissolution of marriage under Oregon law is not of itself a difficult matter. Like most other states, Oregon recognizes no-fault divorce, and if the divorce is uncontested, then it is mostly a matter of filling out the proper paperwork and following court procedures. However, in many cases issues such as property division, the payment of spousal support (alimony) and child support, and child custody are contested, meaning that the parties do not agree how these matters will be settled. These issues are often resolved in a trial. Being represented by an able and experienced civil litigator is essential to making sure you are not taken advantage of and that your rights and interests are fully represented.
Sometimes circumstances change and it is necessary to seek a modification or change of the custody ruling or parenting plan. We have much experience successfully handling these for our clients.
Our firm handles other family law matters, such as adoptions and guardianships sought by grandparents, siblings or other family members when the parents are deceased, incarcerated or otherwise unable to care for their children. If these matters are contested, it is essential to obtain legal representation from a strong, effective advocate who can successfully promote your position in the courtroom.