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Preparing for Trial in Your Divorce or Custody Case March 28, 2017 by BrasierLaw Even for an experienced attorney, going to trial can be a daunting process. Effectively, trial is taking your entire life, breaking it up into distinct, small legal questions, and pressing it through a small funnel in the form of chunks of admissible evidence.
5 Things You Should Ask Your Oregon Divorce Attorney February 5, 2017 by BrasierLaw Five Things You Should be Asking Your Portland Family Law Attorney But Often Don’t The biggest problem with going through a divorce for most people, is that they don’t know what they don’t know. Much of the mysticism and stress of a divorce can be relieved with proper knowledge, but attorney ...
Estate planning is a common legal step that people often fail to take when they are divorcing. Most people think of estate planning as “getting a will done,” but it entails much more than that. Estate planning has a lot of fancy definitions, but what it really means is: taking care of yourself, your family, and your assets if you die or are incapacitated.
One of the hardest situations to deal with during a divorce is an overly aggressive ex. It can be frustrating, intimidating, and frightening to deal with an ex who turns out to be a bully. Here are a few tips to help better handle these situations. Dealing with an ex who is a bully during a divorce can place you in a impossible situation, because often you are forced to eith ...
Parenting Time and Telephone Access to the Other Parent November 19, 2017 by BrasierLaw The issue often arises where parents have a dispute over how much telephone access is appropriate for the other parent to have with the kids when it is not their parenting time. There isn’t a very easy answer to this question.
Oregon Divorce: What to do When Your Ex Holds Items for Ransom September 16, 2017 by BrasierLaw What to do when the other parent holds items for ransom. Sometimes in divorces, one parent will take control, by force or deception, of items of importance to the other parent. For instance, one parent may have the family photos electronically stored on their own computer.
Every state has its own unique twists in how they treat family law cases. For example, in Washington, the issue of legal authority to make decisions for the children is almost always given equally to both parents, while in Oregon, it is usually given to one parent exclusively. The following is a list of seven oddities to Oregon family law. 1. Move-aways are difficult.
Divorce and Dividing Sentimental Items July 27, 2017 by BrasierLaw Dividing Sentimental Items and “Low Value” Items When Getting Divorced Surprisingly, often times one of the most difficult parts of a divorce is the division of the smaller things like family photos and personal items. Dividing sentimental items for a divorce can be tricky.
How Long Does an Uncontested Divorce Take in Oregon July 9, 2017 by BrasierLaw Uncontested divorces can be extremely quick in Oregon. However, there are a few steps to any divorce, no matter how simple. When You Contact Me About an Uncontested Case First, when doing an uncontested divorce through my office, you would start by contacting me and we would have a free telephon ...
How Will Traveling for Work Effect Custody May 23, 2017 by BrasierLaw If you travel for work, it can create havoc for your custody and parenting plans. For the most part, a travel schedule doesn’t impact spousal support or property division. It can impact, indirectly, your child support order only in how it might influence the number of overnights you are awarded with the children.
Four Reasons You Should Always Take Advantage of a Free Consultation Before you Hire Your Oregon Family Law Attorney Most family law attorneys in today’s day and age offer some form of free consultation for prospective clients. This can be critical for both sides, although some attorneys still do not offer this service.
Protecting Your Small Business During Divorce May 2, 2017 by BrasierLaw Protecting small a business during divorce can be a tricky prospect especially if there is a high amount of animosity during your divorce. Often, when the parties own a small business, division of that asset can be like walking in a legal minefield.
Immediate Danger Temporary Custody Orders March 2, 2017 by BrasierLaw The state of Oregon allows parties to obtain, in limited situations, an immediate custody order when the other parent presents a danger to the child. If you feel you need such an order, you will have to convince a judge that the child is in immediate danger in the other person’s care.
Ending a Long Term Relationship When Unmarried in Oregon February 17, 2017 by BrasierLaw Differences Between Being Unmarried and Married When Ending a Long Term Relationship in Oregon In Oregon, the primary difference between how married couples split up versus how unmarried couples split up is spousal support. If you are married, you can get (or have to pay) spousal support.
Dividing Assets in an Oregon Divorce: Part 1 December 29, 2016 by BrasierLaw Dividing Assets is one of the major obstacles in an Oregon divorce. In Oregon, assets are almost always divided evenly, but that means different things depending on the stage of life and length of your marriage. This article covers dividing assets as you approach retirement, and our next article ...
What Happens When Oregon Parenting Time is Not Taken December 22, 2016 by BrasierLaw Usually the legal fight people have is over one person trying to reduce the other person’s court ordered time. Sometimes though parents get stuck where their ex refuses to take all of their court ordered Oregon parenting time.
Top 5 Most Asked Questions About Oregon Custody December 15, 2016 by BrasierLaw As a Portland, Oregon custody law firm we obviously get many questions about custody in Oregon. Here are the top five most asked Oregon custody questions that we get asked and our answers. There are many other questions that people will have when going through a divorce or custody case and we a ...
Parenting Plans While a Baby is Breastfeeding December 8, 2016 by BrasierLaw When parents decide they need to get a divorce during the very first few months of a child’s life there can be some unique questions that come up. The two biggest of these questions are what happens when the infant is breastfeeding and how is this handled with the similar need for bonding time for ...