Pacific Cascade Family Law’s Podcast, “Modern Family Matters”

We have discussed 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 Pacific Cascade Family Law attorneys and other industry professionals on all matters pertaining to the modern family.
  • How to Utilize Nervous System Literacy to Become the Empowered Mom
    How to Utilize Nervous System Literacy to Become the Empowered Mom

    In honor of Mother's Day, join us as we sit down with certified TRE® (tension and trauma releasing exercises) provider and nervous system educator, Christa Bevan, to talk about the important roles that nervous system regulation, as well as breaking cycles of generational trauma, can play in helping mothers to feel more empowered in their journey through motherhood.

  • Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 13: How to Decide Which Bankruptcy Option Is Best for You
    Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 13: How to Decide Which Bankruptcy Option Is Best for You

    Bankruptcy attorney, Darin Wisehart, talks about Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies, and how to decide which option is best for you.

  • What Community Property Is & How It Impacts Family Law and Bankruptcy Cases
    What Community Property Is & How It Impacts Family Law and Bankruptcy Cases

    Family Law attorney, Michael Reid, talks about how community property plays a role in family law and bankruptcy cases.

  • Help! What Are My Options If My Wages Are Being Garnished?
    Help! What Are My Options If My Wages Are Being Garnished?

    Bankruptcy attorney, Darin Wisehart, talks through the options available to those who are facing wage garnishments.

  • Let's Talk Personal Injury: What You Should (& Shouldn't) Do If You’re Injured In a Car Accident
    Let's Talk Personal Injury: What You Should (& Shouldn't) Do If You’re Injured In a Car Accident

    Personal injury attorney, Terry Hogan, discusses the most important steps to be mindful of if you've recently been in a car accident, especially in regard to strengthening a claim to compensation.

  • Washington Protection Orders: Understanding the Types of Restraining Orders Available and When You Should Consider Filing
    Washington Protection Orders: Understanding the Types of Restraining Orders Available and When You Should Consider Filing

    Family law attorney, Ben Brown, to discuss Washington's protection orders, and how you can utilize these court orders to help prevent contact that is harassing or abusive.

  • There's No Room for Shame in Divorce! Detangling Cultural and Religious Stigmas From the Decision to Divorce
    There's No Room for Shame in Divorce! Detangling Cultural and Religious Stigmas From the Decision to Divorce

    Family law attorney, Kimberly Brown, to discuss the cultural and religious stigmas that have historically clouded divorce with a sense of shame, and why it's time to shed this thinking and view divorce through a healthier lens.

  • Get the Inside Scoop! Attorney Tips on How to Best Prepare for a Family Law Mediation
    Get the Inside Scoop! Attorney Tips on How to Best Prepare for a Family Law Mediation

    Caryn Jones, to discuss how divorcing spouses can adequately prepare for mediation in order to reach agreements on issues that need resolution in order to finalize a divorce, such as child custody, parenting time, child support, spousal support and property division.

  • The Co-Parent’s Survival Guide for Spring Break: Attorney Tips on How to Eliminate Stress & Amicably Plan for Success
    The Co-Parent’s Survival Guide for Spring Break: Attorney Tips on How to Eliminate Stress & Amicably Plan for Success

    Attorney, Allison Harper, to talk through the common problem areas for co-parents who are trying to plan spring break for their children, and steps that can be taken to eliminate conflict and stress for all involved.

  • The Psychological Impact of Divorce: How to Process the Stages of Separation & Transition From a Place of Resentment to Acceptance
    The Psychological Impact of Divorce: How to Process the Stages of Separation & Transition From a Place of Resentment to Acceptance

    Psychotherapist, Dr. Foojan Zeine, to talk through the different emotional stages of divorce, and tips for how divorcing couples can individually process these emotions in a way that replaces resentment and anger with acceptance and forgiveness.

  • Harnessing Your Power to Reclaim Control in Divorce and Make Co-Parenting a Win/Win Situation
    Harnessing Your Power to Reclaim Control in Divorce and Make Co-Parenting a Win/Win Situation

    Behavior Coach and best-selling author, Gail Rudolph, discusses how you can set healthy boundaries while navigating divorce, and control your own power dynamic not only in separation, but in co-parenting relationships

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Best Practices for Negotiating Business Ownership During a Divorce
    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.

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

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

  • How to Protect Yourself From Losing Health Insurance During a Divorce
    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.

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

  • Creating the Right Plan for You: Demystifying Estate Planning Documents
    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.

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

  • Creative Ideas to Motivate Children as Virtual Learning Looms Ahead
    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.

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

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

  • How Does DACA Impact Family Law Matters for DREAMers?
    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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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