Category Archives: Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Custody Evaluations In Divorce and Parenting Time Cases – An Overview

Many times, parents come to our office with custody and parenting time arrangements already resolved. Other times, parenting time issues can be resolved by the parties in county mediation. So what do you do if you can’ t work a … Continue reading

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Divorce Mediation Benefits

The courtroom is not the only path to a good resolution. Divorce mediation is a wise choice in most cases. I recently made an appearance in a county which allows for hearings on temporary custody and parenting time before the … Continue reading

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Divorce Tech – Family Law Software

As a firm, we are always looking for ways to find an advantage for our clients.  We recently began using a software program called “Family Law Software.”  The program allows us to enter all financial information, including assets, liabilities and … Continue reading

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Top 10 Ways To Get Along And Avoid An Enforcement Action

As a Portland, Oregon based family law firm we field a lot of questions about problems with parenting plans.  We hear questions about  parents not returning the children on time, about sharing transportation after a parent moves a short distance, and about whether the kids have to … Continue reading

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NEWS: Budget Cuts Will Close State Courts on Fridays – An Opportunity for Alternative Dispute Resolution

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Dispute Resolution: Family Law Mediation in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas County

As a divorce lawyer in downtown Portland Oregon, I frequently get asked about the mediation requirements for family law cases in Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington county.  Some people are aware of the availability of mediation through the county, and some … Continue reading

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Which divorce model is best for me?

Clients have a few options regarding a procedure model for their divorce case.  They can go the standard litigation route through the courts, engage in mediation, or use the collaborative divorce model.  There are costs and benefits to proceeding under … Continue reading

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Martial Settlement Agreements – How to work things out before filing for divorce

I often have clients ask me how they can lock in an agreement with their spouse regarding how to divide up their assets in an impending divorce. Most times these clients have not yet filed for divorce. In such cases, … Continue reading

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Tools to settle your case outside of court.

Good lawyers use tools other than the courtroom to get results for clients. A trial is one way to resolve your case, but not necessarily the best way. Good lawyers try to settle their cases after they have analyzed the … Continue reading

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