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Family Law


Marriage dissolution cases involving child custody and support, spousal support (alimony), valuation and division of assets including high-asset and complex cases, business valuation, multiple dwellings and retirement asset division.

Child Custody and Parenting Time

Contested child custody situations and parenting plans for non-residential parent in a variety of contexts: divorce, non-married cohabitants, same sex relationships and paternity (parentage).

Child Support and Related Issues

Oregon child support guideline calculations, income issues, support for children attending school between the ages of 18-21 years, health insurance and life insurance.

Spousal Support

Also known as alimony, this support depends on a number of factors which must be applied to a client’s particular situation to arrive at an amount and duration of support.

Property Division

This includes division of the assets and debts of the parties such as real property, personal property, business and retirement accounts.

Temporary Relief and Orders

These involve court orders to be in effect which the divorce case is pending including temporary custody and parenting time, temporary support, and use of the family home.

Settlement and Mediation

Most cases are resolved by the parties reaching an agreement on all divorce issues. Carefully drafted divorce settlement agreements, and the advice and guidance of an experienced attorney, facilitate an amicable resolution of the case.

Modification of Judgments

Post dissolution modifications of child custody, child support, spousal support and parenting time issues.

Domestic Partnerships

This can involve child custody, parenting time and child support issues as well as division of assets and debts.

Premarital and Cohabitation Agreements

Agreements between unmarried couples on how assets and debts will be allocated in the future. A carefully drafted document can avoid expensive and emotional litigation in the event of a future breakup.