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The Pros and Cons of a 12-Step Program

Alcohol abuse and addiction are terrible demons that latch onto everyday people. Some will face Portland DUI charges due to mistakes they’ve made; some will realize they have a problem on their own and of their own volition; some will walk into interventions held by...

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Will Divorce Destroy My Credit?

The potential impacts that a divorce case can have on your credit will depend on a number of different factors, including the nature of your marital property, shared lines of credit, etc. While we cannot specifically answer how your divorce will affect your credit...

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Child Support Enforcement in Oregon: FAQs

When child support payments are part of a divorce settlement or have been ordered by the court, these payments must continue to be made until the child turns 18 – or until a modification or termination of the payments is ordered by the court. In the event, however,...

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Should I File for Divorce before Bankruptcy?

When marital and money problems arise, filing for divorce and bankruptcy may be necessary to getting a fresh start. Given, however, that divorce and bankruptcy as individual cases can take some time to resolve, knowing which case to pursue first – based on your...

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How to Establish Paternity in Oregon: 4 Steps

When unmarried parents have a child and the biological father may be a point of dispute, establishing paternity can be important to resolving issues regarding custody and child support. In Oregon, here are the fundamental steps to establishing paternity for a child:...

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Approved Parenting Classes for Divorcing Parents in Oregon

Divorcing parents in Oregon may be required to attend a parenting class before their divorce can be finalized, depending on the county in which they are dissolving their marriage and, in some cases, whether the divorce is being contested. Below, we have listed the...

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Can I Choose the State Where I File for Divorce?

As long as you meet the residency requirements and grounds for divorce is another state, you are free to choose the state where you file for divorce. Overview of Oregon Divorce Requirements Residency requirement: 6 monthsGrounds for divorce: irreconcilable differences...

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Should I Sign a Prenuptial Agreement?

It depends on your circumstances and the specific terms of the agreement. While a Portland family law attorney at Helzer & Cromar, LLP would be happy to review the agreement and provide you with honest advice regarding your best options, below are some of the...

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5 Mistakes to Avoid during Divorce

Although divorce can be a viable solution when a marriage is no longer working, the process can be challenging, especially when the split is happening on not-so-favorable terms. The choices you make, however, as your divorce moves forward can greatly impact how...

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