Modern Family Matters Podcasts

Modern Family Matters is a podcast based out of Portland, OR that discusses a variety of different topics, ranging from divorce and custody to adoption and estate planning. We believe that there is no such thing as "broken" family, and that true family can take on many different forms. Join our host, Steve Altishin, as he interviews Landerholm Family Law attorneys and other industry professionals on all matters pertaining to the modern family.

Family Law

The Power of a Thoughtfully Crafted Parenting Plan, & Why They Are So Important to Get Right

Founding Attorney, Lewis Landerholm, explains what a parenting plan is, and why it's important to have a long-term mindset when creating one with your co-parent.

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Last Will and Testament

The ABC’s of a Last Will and Testament: Simplifying Estate Planning

Attorney, Triston Dallas, breaks down all of the important components of one of the most common estate planning documents: a last will and testament.

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What to Expect From a Client/Attorney Relationship, and How to Work Together for a Positive Outcome

Attorney, Natalie Thorp, discuss how to get the most out of your client/attorney relationship during a family law matter.

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Co-Parenting During the Summer Can Be Hard! How to Treat Your Ex Like a Business Partner & Choose Cooperation Over Conflict

Behavior Analyst, Chris Messina, sits down with us to discuss how parents can tackle difficult co-parenting hurdles this summer and collaborate effectively.

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Selling Your Home Before, During or After a Divorce: A Realtor’s List of Do’s and Don’ts

Realtor and Principal Broker, Joe Fustolo, sits down with us to discuss important tips for individuals who are selling their home before, during or after a divorce.

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Understanding Divorce Discovery: Why It’s Important, What to Share, and How Your Legal Team Can Make All the Difference

Lead Paralegal, Lisa Parsons, discusses the discovery process, and why it’s such an important part of dissolution cases.

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Trickle Down Bleakonomics: How High-Conflict Relationships Hurt Children & 5 Ways to Foster Healthier Dynamics

Behavior Analyst, Chris Messina, discusses the impact that high-conflict parenting can have on a child, and 5 tactics you can start using today to help foster a positive co-parenting relationship with your ex.

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Army Soldier

Military Divorces and How they Differ: Protections, Divisions & Pensions

Partner and Lead Litigation Attorney, Will Jones, joins us to discuss how military divorces differ from civilian divorces.

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Estate Planning Resolutions: The Benefits of Reviewing Your Estate Plan Annually

Associate Attorney, Triston Dallas, joins us to discuss why it’s important to reevaluate your estate plan annually.

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A Guide to Family Abuse Prevention Act (FAPA) Restraining Orders

Former Judge, Ken Stewart, discusses how to obtain a FAPA, what you can expect from a FAPA hearing, and how these restraining orders are enforced.

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Best Practices for Negotiating Business Ownership During a Divorce

If you’re a business owner who is going through a divorce, the first step of the process is to determine the value of your business.

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Divorce, Domestic Violence, & Tenancy Rights: Leasing Options for Renters (& Their Landlords)

Steve Altishin and Troy Pickard discuss the the impact of divorce and domestic violence on renters and on their landlords.

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The Do's and Don'ts of Courtroom Conduct: What to Know Before Your Hearing

Senior Judge, Deanne Darling, discusses courtroom etiquette that everybody is expected to adhere to during their family law hearing.

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How to Protect Yourself From Losing Health Insurance During a Divorce

Certified Insurance Counselor, Gladys Boutwell, discusses what happens to health insurance in a divorce and how to protect yourself from losing your insurance.

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Important Things to Know About DHS and How Child Welfare Cases Are Processed

DHS has two divisions. They have the Child Protective Services Division, who investigate allegations of child abuse or neglect and coordinate visits, and they have the ongoing permanency workers, who do the ongoing case work with the family.

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Creating the Right Plan for You: Demystifying Estate Planning Documents

Landerholm Family Law’s Associate Attorney, Triston Dallas, breaks down the most common components of an estate plan.

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Utilizing Mediation to Resolve Family Disputes: Safeguarding Time, Money, and Privacy

Clackamas’ Senior Judge, Eve L. Miller, discusses what mediation is, how it’s handled, and what it can accomplish for families who are hoping to avoid court.

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Creative Ideas to Motivate Children as Virtual Learning Looms Ahead

Behavior Analyst, Chris Messina, and Landerholm Family Law’s Marketing Director, Kari Landerholm, discuss creative ideas to help motivate children as many families prepare for a virtual school year.

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Behavioral Finance: Learning How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Buy Happiness

Financial Advisor, Stefanie Pickard, discusses Behavioral Finance, and how awareness of human tendencies relating to financial decisions can help you work towards financial freedom and risk-reward balance with investments.

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What is Financial Therapy, and How Does it Effect Financial Planning?

Financial Advisor, Stefanie Pickard, talks about Financial Therapy, and how she utilizes her training to help clients understand their financial past, how those biases impact their outlook on money and decision making, and how they can work through those barriers towards financial freedom.

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How Does DACA Impact Family Law Matters for DREAMers?

DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. It’s a program for children who grew up in the United States, have known this country to be their home, but don’t have immigration documents or eligibility to apply for citizenship or a green card. There are 800,000 people in this situation. These individuals are referred to as DREAMers.

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What Are the Legal Rights for Unmarried Couples Who Separate in Oregon?

If you’re unmarried with children, establishing paternity is incredibly important in the event of separation. If paternity is not established, child support will not be ordered, unless it’s voluntary from one party.

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Avoid These Parenting Pitfalls! Strategies to Protect Your Child’s Mental Health During Lockdown

Behavior Analyst, Chris Messina, discusses parenting pitfalls to be aware of in order to help protect your children’s mental hygiene during coronavirus and lockdown measures.

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Special Needs Estate Planning: Preserving Your Disabled Child’s Public Benefits and Maintaining Their Quality of Life

It’s important that an individual with special needs maintains some level of covered benefits, such as social security or Medicaid, amongst other resources. However, without proper planning it is easy for a family or individual to misstep and lose their benefits.

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Deconstructing the Divorce Process: Preparing for a Favorable and Lasting Outcome

Landerholm Family Law's Partner, Will Jones, breaks down the divorce process in Oregon by focusing on the last step, the judgment, and working backwards.

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Estate Planning: Who Should Get One and Why Is It So Important?

Landerholm Family Law’s Associate Attorney, Triston Dallas, explains what an estate plan and why it’s important for people of all ages to consider.

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Alternative Options for Pursuing Your Family Law Case During COVID-19

Lewis Landerholm, Founding Attorney of Landerholm Family Law, discusses the various options available to those who would like to pursue their family law case in spite of court delays due to Covid-19.

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QDRO paperwork

What is a Qualified Domestic Relations Order, and Why Is It Important?

Will Jones, Partner at Landerholm Family Law, explains the QDRO process and aspects to consider when dividing retirement accounts.

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If you have an expertise that is relevant to family law or the family unit and are interested in being a guest on our podcast please contact Steve Altishin at

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