Oregon (/ˈɒrɨɡən/ ORR-ə-gən) is a state in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. It is bordered on its west by the Pacific Ocean, north by Washington, south California, east Idaho, and southeast Nevada. The Columbia River delineates much of Oregon's northern boundary, the Snake River largely its eastern. Oregon's area was inhabited by many indigenous tribes before traders, explorers, and settlers arrived. An autonomous government was formed in Oregon Country in 1843, Oregon Territory was created in 1848, and Oregon became the 33rd state on February 14, 1859.It is the 9th largest and 27th most populous state. Its capital is Salem, third most populous of its cities.
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    • 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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  • Parenting Time and Telephone Access to the Other Parent

    … this is possible for parents to work out it very frequently has benefits for the child. Tom Brasier is a highly experienced family law attorney licensed in both Oregon and Washington. He specializes in divorce, custody, and restraining orders. Brasier Law serves clients throughout the Portland, Oregon area and South West Washington. The content…

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  • How a Disaster Can Affect Unemployment

    … During the second half of 2017, numerous devastating disasters have wracked many parts of the United States. From the hurricane-related destruction in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgins Islands to the wildfires in Oregon and northern California, countless people have had their lives and homes ruined. Even if you do not lose your…

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  • Oregon Divorce: What to do When Your Ex Holds Items for Ransom

    … 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…

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  • 7 Things You Should Know About Oregon Family Law

    …, it can also be a double edged sword. The reason is, most people prefer to settle their case outside of court. That is much easier to do if your divorce attorney can tell you with good certainty (as they can with issues like property division or child support), exactly what the judge is likely to order. With the issue of parenting time, it’s often…

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  • Divorce and Dividing Sentimental Items

    … on a compromise to the small ticket items without having to resort to a method like this. Tom Brasier is a Washington and Oregon family law attorney specializing in divorce, custody, and protective orders. You can contact him at Brasier Law by calling 1 (503) 855-4777 or by using the contact form below. The information here is not meant as a substitute to legal advice from a divorce attorney.…

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  • How Long Does an Uncontested Divorce Take in Oregon

    … a long delay in finalizing your divorce. Tom Brasier is an experienced family law attorney practicing in Oregon and Washington. He specializes in divorce, uncontested divorce, custody, and protective orders. You can contact Tom at Brasier Law by calling 1 (503) 855-4777 or by using the contact form below. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. …

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  • Estate Planning Steps to Take Before, During, and After a Divorce

    … as guardians so that if you both die, there isn’t a legal battle between the two families over who gets guardianship of the kids. The importance of revisiting your beneficiary designations on life insurance and retirement accounts cannot be overstated. Your designations control where these benefits go– your divorce decree, will, trust, or any…

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  • How Will Traveling for Work Effect Custody

    … is an experienced Portland family law attorney focused on creating solutions to best fit your divorce, custody, and protective order case needs. Tom works in the greater Portland, Oregon area including, Clackamas, Lake Oswego, Beaverton, and the Vancouver, Washington area. He can be reached at 1 (503) 855-4777 or by using the contact page below. …

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  • Protecting Your Small Business During Divorce

    … afloat, how to divide its value, and how to protect yourself from liability.” First, in Oregon, small businesses are assets to be divided just like a car or house. The tricky part can be determining how much said business is worth. When valuing a car, you can find the Kelly Blue Book value. Businesses aren’t so simple. Valuing a small business can…

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  • Preparing for Trial in Your Divorce or Custody Case

    … to prove in order to get what you want. For instance, by doing research, you would discover that you cannot, in Oregon, have joint legal custody unless both parties agree. If you know the other party won’t agree you can adjust your goal since you know that isn’t a possible outcome. As another example, for the parenting time issue, you would…

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  • Immediate Danger Temporary Custody Orders

    … Brasier is an experienced Portland family law attorney focused on providing high quality work tailored to meet your needs. He provides divorce, custody, restraining order, and other family law services to the greater Portland, Oregon and SW Washington areas. You can reach him by calling 1 (503) 855-4777 or by using the form below. We are now on social media, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. …

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  • Ending a Long Term Relationship When Unmarried in Oregon

    … 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…

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  • 5 Things You Should Ask Your Oregon Divorce Attorney

    … with a history of anger or depression, or perhaps taking a more active role in parenting while you wait for trial. 3. How much will this divorce case cost me? You want to budget for the whole case, not just the first payment. Usually, Oregon family law attorneys take an initial retainer, but then require more payments later. Many people only…

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  • Dividing Assets in an Oregon Divorce: Part 1

    … 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…

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