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How We Work
Some Oregonians may qualify for free legal help with eviction defense, eviction records expungement, and estate planning. Contact us for details.
Our new clients typically start with a Strategic Legal Assessment. This is where we review your case, clarify your situation and your goals, answer your questions, and recommend next steps for resolving your legal situation. You'll pay just $200 to get:
- A 40-minute phone call with an attorney to discuss the details of your case
- A roadmap of the legal process and your recommended next steps
- Answers to your questions about your legal situation and your options
- An After Visit Summary for your records
After your initial assessment we can help you take the next steps to meet your goals and resolve your matter. Click here to request your Strategic Legal Assessment, or press the "request family law help" button below.
Step 2. Follow the instructions in your email
We need to ask all of our clients a few important questions so that we can perform a conflict check and connect you with a member of our team who can best help with your specific situation.
Because we are a nonprofit law firm, we also need to ask you some questions about your income and assets to make sure you qualify for our reduced-fee legal help.
Once you're qualified, we'll send you our engagement agreement to e-sign and help you understand your payment options.
Step 3. Prepare for your Appointment
Once we have all of the information we need, we will help you book your appointment and set you up with access to our secure client portal. Depending on your needs, we may ask you to upload documents or provide other information that will help us understand your case. You can also use the portal to ask questions or give us other information you'd like us to know about your situation. You'll get appointment reminders by email and by text message.
Types of Family Law Cases
We can help with most types of family law cases. Some of our clients engage us to help with multiple parts of their case, others use us for one or two things like filing a motion or preparing for a hearing.
The decision to start a divorce is rarely easy. We can help you understand the process and get things started in a way that helps to minimize conflict whenever possible and accelerate your path to resolution of your case.
Being served with divorce papers can be difficult and confusing. Once your spouse starts the process, however, there are important deadlines for you to meet in order to preserve your legal rights.
For many people, an Informal Domestic Relations Trial is a less expensive, lower stress, and faster alternative to a full divorce or custody trial. You and your opponent still get to have your day in court, but without the more combative elements of a full trial.
People who reach a mutual agreement to resolve their family law disputes tend to be happier with their results and spend less money to get there. We can provide you with an established framework for reaching settlement, even if your ex is being difficult.
Establishing legal custody of a child gives you several specific rights, but the process for filing for custody can be confusing. We can help you draft the necessary paperwork and gather the evidence you need to file for legal custody.
Each parent is legally expected to contribute financially to support raising a child. Whether one parent has to pay child support to the other parent depends on their income, their assets, and how much time the child spends with each parent.
Parenting time is usually separate from child custody. Even parents who don't share legal custody generally have a right to parenting time, unless there are specific legal reasons why their child shouldn't spend time with them.