General Family Law

    • Determining Oregon Spousal Support

      Spousal support is one of the few gray areas of Oregon divorce law. By that I mean that it is largely up to a judge’s opinion about what is “fair and equitable” under your circumstances. Because there is a lack of clear guidelines, people often end up fighting more over this because both sides are willing to roll the dice and hope the judge’s opinion matches their own.

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  • Dividing Assets in an Oregon Divorce: Part 1

    … retirement. Tom Brasier is an experienced family law attorney focused on divorce, custody, and restraining orders in the greater Portland, Oregon and Clark County areas. Tom is licensed in Oregon and Washington and he can be reached at Brasier Law by calling 1 (503) 855-4777 or by using the contact form below.…

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  • Top 5 Most Asked Questions About Oregon Custody

    … on providing quality divorce, custody, and restraining order services to the greater Portland, Oregon areas including Clackamas, Lake Oswego, Beaverton, and Clark County. Brasier Law is a Portland family law firm providing services in the Oregon and Washington. You can call Brasier Law at 1 (503) 855-4777 or by using the contact form below.…

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  • Parenting Plans While a Baby is Breastfeeding

    … a lot of time with both parents, but sometimes that means the parents need to be able to cooperate and work together despite possible animosity between them. Tom Brasier is an experienced Portland family law attorney practicing in the greater Portland, Oregon and Southwest Washington areas. Brasier Law specializes in divorce, custody, and restraining…

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  • What Exactly Does Oregon Child Support Cover?

    … The question often comes up, “what exactly is child support supposed to pay for in Oregon”. This typically comes up when one parent asks the other, who is already paying a monthly Oregon child support payment, to also pay for a child’s activity fees, or back to school costs. I’ll do my best here to give some… Read More The post What Exactly Does Oregon Child Support Cover? appeared first on Brasier Law. …

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  • Negotiation as a Way to Avoid Oregon Divorce Court

    … will look at negotiation as a way to avoid Oregon divorce court. At Brasier Law we have found negotiation to the an extremely important method for creating a successful resolution to a divorce case. Probably the most important thing to look for when finding a family law attorney is to find a good negotiator. Some attorneys are stronger as a litigator…

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  • Oregon Divorce Mediation: A Method for Keeping Your Case Out of Court

    … mediation? We recommend you read about the advantages to using a divorce attorney to help you with your Oregon divorce mediation to help you understand better why it can be an advantage. Tom Brasier is an experienced family law attorney practicing in the greater Portland, Oregon and Clark County areas. Tom specializes in Washington and Oregon…

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  • Uncontested Divorce in Oregon

    … Uncontested Divorce in Oregon October 6, 2016 by BrasierLaw Most people would like to have an amicable divorce. The goal is always to be able to talk through the details with your spouse or significant other, and come to a peaceful agreement. When you can manage this, your divorce in Oregon can be done with some simple paperwork, which I…

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  • Three Non-court Solutions to an Oregon Divorce

    … going through a divorce. The trick to staying out of court is reaching an agreement with the other party. There are three common ways people reach this goal without ever having to set foot in a courtroom. The Top Three Non-court Solutions to an Oregon Divorce 1. Uncontested Divorces. This is where, for the lucky ones, you and your spouse have…

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  • When to File For Oregon Parenting Time Modifications

    … it is important to distinguish the difference between this and changes to custody as people often use the two interchangeably outside of the family law world. The difference is, that unlike making a change custody (essentially meaning you are changing the primary parent), a change to parenting time doesn’t require any big showing of neglect or major…

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  • Oregon Custody Modification

    … Oregon Custody Modification September 8, 2016 by BrasierLaw Often, people wonder when is the right time to file for an Oregon custody modification. They may feel that the other parent isn’t behaving appropriately, but aren’t sure if a judge will grant their request to change custody. The problem in Oregon is that custody is a pretty hard…

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  • What You Need to Know About Custody as You Start the School Year

    … What School the Child(ren) Attend? First, in Oregon, one parent typically has legal custody as part of your court order. Whoever has legal custody gets to decide where the kids attend school. Having legal custody however does not give one parent control over the school information. Oregon specifically allows that both parents, regardless of who has…

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  • Portland Divorce: What Divorce Professionals Might I Need?

    … to get you the best possible result from your divorce or custody case. Tom Brasier is a family law attorney practicing in the greater Portland area including Clark County and Clackamas. You can reach Tom for a free consult about your divorce, custody, or restraining order case by calling 1 (503) 855-4777 or by submitting the contact form below.…

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  • Can I Avoid Court For my Divorce or Custody Case?

    … usually results in everything getting worked out more smoothly, so nobody has to trust in a judge to make the final decision over their future lives. There are also cases where both sides are already agreeing to the terms of their divorce, we call these uncontested divorce cases. These cases can easily avoid going to court and our family law attorney…

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  • Legal Separation versus Divorce in Oregon

    … Legal Separation versus Divorce in Oregon June 16, 2016 by BrasierLaw The question often comes up regarding what the differences are between a legal separation and a divorce. We will attempt here to explain some of the key legal points to consider if you are deciding which of these options is best for your situation. Legal Separation…

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  • 7 Things You Need to Know About Oregon Spousal Support

    … 7 Things You Need to Know About Oregon Spousal Support May 26, 2016 by BrasierLaw Following up on our article about child support, we decided there are some things we think people facing divorce or who already have spousal support should know. 1. In Oregon there is more than one kind of spousal support with different rules for each. In Oregon…

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