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About Divorce in Oregon

Trusted in Portland & Vancouver For Legal Guidance in Divorce

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

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

What Makes Our Portland Divorce Firm Unique?

  • We obtain real results for real people.
  • We create relationships and make emotional connections with people.
  • We help on the emotional side and legal side.
  • We offer an aftercare program to support you after the divorce closes.

Ready to schedule a consultation with a Portland divorce lawyer? Call (888) 981-9511. Landerholm Family Law serves clients throughout Oregon and Washington.

Simplifying Complex Contested Divorce

The key issues in any divorce directly affect those matters that are closest to your heart: Your children, home, finances, retirement, and even your pets. It is a complicated process that could significantly change your life. As your lawyer, we take the time to identify what is most important to you and provide legal guidance targeted at meeting those goals.

  • We Advise on Effective & Efficient Methods of Reaching Positive Resolutions
  • Parental rights - Regardless of whether you are a mother or a father, if protecting your parental rights is a primary concern, there is no substitute for solid legal guidance. If an agreement cannot be reached through mediation or negotiation, then the court may require a custody evaluation. No matter the reasons behind the divorce, the state of Oregon will require both parties to take parenting time classes.
  • Assets and finances - Property and finances are also issues that must be resolved before finalizing the divorce. This includes dividing property and debt, as well as addressing child and spousal support.

What is Uncontested Divorce?

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.

Addressing the Details & Working Through the Changes

Filing for divorce in Oregon can significantly change your life. As skilled divorce lawyers in Portland, we take the time to identify your goals. As we guide you through the 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:

  • Assets and Finances - Finances are among the first things that must be negotiated and addressed before the divorce process 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?
  • Mothers' & Fathers' 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 Do I Plan 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.

Gather financial records.

Gather all 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.

Open a post office box.

A PO box will give you a secure place to receive mail that your spouse doesn't see. You'll want a way to receive confidential mail from your divorce lawyer and other members of your divorce team. 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 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 your divorce. This is also a good time to get copies of credit reports and make sure they're correct. It's also a good idea to 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.

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 in Oregon, turn to a trusted firm in Portland, Oregon. We draw on our experience as our team works to protect your interests and meet your legal goals. Landerholm Family Law is accomplished, smart, and caring. We forge relationships with our clients and put them first!

Call a Portland divorce attorney from at (888) 981-9511 for a consultation.

About Our Team Portland, Vancouver, 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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