Category Archives: Legal Separation

Should I File For A Legal Separation?

I have had a lot of questions from potential divorce  clients contemplating divorce about whether a legal separation is a good alternative.   I previously blogged about the differences between an annulment, legal separation, and divorce.  Usually when a client asks … Continue reading

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Can I get custody of my child now if he or she is in danger?

As family law attorneys based in Portland, Oregon, we talk to a lot of parents with safety concerns about the other parent’s home. We hear questions about how to get custody quickly, or change a parenting plan quickly if a … Continue reading

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Can I get exclusive use of the home during my divorce?

Divorce can be a time of stress and uncertainty. People change living arrangements and residences, sometimes voluntarily, and sometimes by court order. As family law lawyers based in Portland, Oregon, we hear lots of questions about who gets to live … 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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Divorce Myths: The differences bewteen an annulment, legal separation, and a divorce

As a divorce lawyer practicing in Portland, Oregon, one common myth I hear is that annulments offer substantially different relief than divorces. Another version of the myth is that legal separations offer substantially different relief than divorces or annulments. The … Continue reading

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