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Divorce Is Hard – Our Family Law Lawyers Make It Easier

Portland familyWhen you are facing a complex dispute involving your family’s future, it can be incredibly overwhelming.

At Landerholm Family Law, our divorce and family law attorneys make it our mission to help ease your burden during life’s most difficult times – and ensure you get the most beneficial outcome for your unique circumstances. Our divorce firm in Portland upholds a tradition of excellence and personalized service, even as we utilize an innovative, modern approach to secure the results our clients need.

Our Portland divorce attorneys handle all types of divorce and dissolution, including:

Portland divorceDivorce is a complicated process, and one that is often compounded by emotional turmoil, conflicting desires, and numerous high-stakes decisions involving your family, your finances, and your future. Whatever this process looks like for you, you can go a long way toward protecting your interests by retaining the services of a Portland divorce lawyer you can trust.

At Landerholm Family Law, our divorce and family law attorneys believe in forming relationships with our clients centered on respect, trust, and care. We focus on helping you navigate the difficulties of divorce with success and confidence. We have established a strong reputation in our community, so you can trust in our team for excellent results and committed advocacy every step of the way.

Our divorce attorneys in Portland are passionate about helping clients and their families move forward with their lives. Ready to get started on your case? Contact us now to discuss your case with a family lawyer near you!

Doing Divorce Right the First Time

The best way to save time, money and the headache of a legal hassle is by making every effort to clearly lay out and pursue your primary objectives upfront. It is extremely complicated and legally messy to attempt to make changes after a divorce has been finalized, child custody is established and court orders are in place. If you are filing for divorce, turn to the Portland divorce lawyer at Landerholm Family Law. We draw on our experience as our team works to protect your interests and meet your legal goals.

Filing for divorce can significantly change your life. At Landerholm Family Law, we take the time to identify your goals. As we guide you through the divorce process, we will work toward protecting the things that are most important to you.

Targeting Positive Outcomes with a Unique & Modern Approach

From your initial appointment and consultation with a Portland family law attorney, we will hit the ground running, listening carefully to your needs and providing the clear advice you need. We will work tirelessly on your case, careful to remain available and accessible to you throughout the process. Once we have secured the positive results you need, we also provide an aftercare program where we can meet with you months and years down the road to ensure you get the emotional and legal support you deserve.

How You Can Start Planning Ahead for Divorce

Preparing for divorce can be overwhelming at times. It is generally a highly stressful and emotional process – but it also has long-term repercussions for your future, so it is important that the details are properly managed.

Here are a few ways you can start preparing for divorce:

  • Gather financial records and open a post office box.

    Gather all of your financial records and put them in a safe place. A safe place is someplace that your spouse doesn't have access to, such as a friend's house, your parents' house, or a safe deposit box. A PO box will also give you a secure place to receive mail that your spouse doesn't see. You will want a way to receive confidential mail from your lawyer. It will also provide you with a place to receive credit cards and bank statements.

  • Have your financial ducks in a row.

    If your spouse controls the family funds, this can put you at a huge disadvantage during a divorce. If you don't have access to funds for lawyers or living expenses, your divorce settlement may not be what you deserve. You should look into opening a new checking and savings account at a new bank. You should withdraw money from your joint funds. Your divorce lawyer may advise you to withdraw half the funds.

    You probably need a credit card in your name as well, in order to start establishing your own credit. If you're not working or your income is significantly less than your spouse's, apply for credit cards before filing for divorce. This is also a good time to get copies of credit reports and make sure they're correct. You should also monitor your reports to make sure your spouse isn't doing anything outrageous with your joint accounts.

  • Document the property you brought into the divorce.

    Property you had before the marriage usually remains yours after the divorce. Sometimes property disappears during a divorce, so it's a good idea to document your property by taking pictures.

Why Hire a Divorce and Family Lawyer?

Because family law deals with some of the most sensitive and important legal matters, the decisions made in family court have the potential to change your entire life. That is why it’s always a good idea to hire an attorney skilled in this area of the law. A Portland family law attorney can:

  • Bring objectivity to highly contentious divorce issues
  • Help you get through legal paperwork and red tape
  • Work to bring about favorable settlements
  • Help you pursue alternative dispute resolutions, like mediation or collaborative law.

There are many pitfalls you will need to avoid in hearings, trials, and beyond – the Portland family lawyers from Landerholm Family Law can help you avoid them.

Our Portland divorce and family lawyers can assist with all types of family law matters, including:

The Uncontested Divorce Process - Simple Divorce without Court

When a couple agrees to dissolve their marriage in the most efficient, economical and amicable manner possible, the process is greatly simplified. An uncontested divorce involves completing all negotiations outside of the courtroom. This often has the advantage of significantly reducing the overall costs.

Do you need a Portland uncontested divorce attorney? Contact our team at Landerholm Family Law to arrange a consultation! Call (888) 981-9511 today.

Addressing the Details & Working Through the Changes

The end of a marriage can significantly change your life. As your family law lawyers, we take the time to identify your goals. As we guide you through the uncontested divorce process, we can provide legal guidance geared toward protecting those things that are most important to you.

Some of the issues we address include in an uncontested divorce:

  • Assets and finances - Finances are among the first things that must be negotiated and addressed before the divorce can be completed. How will property and debt be divided? Are spousal support or child support arrangements necessary? Who will keep the house or the vehicles?
  • Parental rights - When protecting your parental rights is crucial, there is no substitute for solid legal guidance. The most difficult agreements to make in any divorce are often those concerning the children. The details of child custody and parenting time can be negotiated privately or through meetings with representative attorneys or a mediator. The state of Oregon will require both parties take parenting time classes.

How Long Does it Take to Get a Divorce in Oregon?

In Oregon, there is no waiting period to get a divorce. This means that, if you and your spouse file co-petition divorce and it is a simple case with no children or significant assets, then your divorce could technically be finalized in a matter of days. Divorces that rely on a judge generally take anywhere from 6 weeks to over a year, all depending on how complex or contested the case is.

How Are Assets Divided in a Divorce? Is Oregon a 50/50 Divorce State?

When it comes to dividing assets in a divorce, Oregon is not a 50/50 state – Oregon is an "equitable distribution" state. This means that a divorce judge will divide all marital assets, property, and debts in a way that the judge considers to be fair and equitable. This does not always mean an equal 50/50 split.

Our Portland team provides family law services to clients throughout Oregon. Call us at (888) 981-9511 to arrange a consultation at a time that works for you.

Call the Divorce & Family Law Attorneys at Landerholm Family Law Today!

As your attorneys, we handle all of the necessary documentation. If both parties agree on all of the key points, it is possible to waive the court hearing. This will reduce the amount of time needed to legally finalize the uncontested divorce. It also helps to preserve the privacy of everyone involved by avoiding the relatively public forum of the courtroom.

As soon as you walk through our doors, you will notice the difference that an award-winning law firm can make for your case. Tenacious, thoughtful, and compassionate, our team members share decades of experience and are committed to each one of our clients. We’ll help you protect your rights and prepare for a better future with your family. Give us a call today!

Call (888) 981-9511 or request your initial consultation online today to learn more about our family law services and how our Portland divorce attorneys can help you.

About Our Team Portland, Oregon City & Salem Family Law Firm

At our family law firm, we understand the importance of taking an individualized approach to working with clients. Our goal is to give our clients stability and confidence during a difficult time of their lives. From start to finish, we can provide the personalized counsel you deserve.

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