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What You Need to Know About Teen Emancipation

Most teenagers think that they live under tyrannical rule at some point, dreaming of the day they finally turn 18 and can leave the house so they can live their life their way. What do parents know, right? While we can all smile at them and remember when we felt that...

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4 Tips for Discussing a Prenup

Divorce rates in America sit around 17% of all couples (not 50% of all marriages, that number is skewed), and more people (per year) believe that marriage isn’t worth the effort anymore. With the danger of divorce looming over a couple’s heads and the financial...

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Joint vs. Sole Custody

The children often suffer the most during a divorce and have their entire world turned upside down as their parents no longer live together and they don’t see both as frequently as they are used to. You and your ex-spouse can negotiate potential custody options,...

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3 Tips to Manage Finances During Divorce

Divorce is never a cheap endeavor to go through, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to save yourself some trouble when handling your finances. Few divorces are amicable, so it’s safe to assume that you and your spouse aren’t going to want to work together to...

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DUIs and Not-so-Happy Holidays

Christmas is the first half of the climax that is the holiday season and you know what that means: people are going to drink too much at the bars and parties and drive home anyway thinking they are fine. Every year, police refer to this time as the “DUI season” as...

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No-Fault Divorce

Marriage should be one of the happiest journeys two people can embark on together, growing love, a family, and memories. For every love song in the world, you can probably think of a dozen that remind you of a special someone. Somewhere along the line, however, the...

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Child Relocation Considerations

Couples with children go through standard divorce filings and custody is decided by the courts; oftentimes, in Oregon, courts order sole legal and physical custody to one parent and visitation rights to the other. In some cases, joint-custody is granted between the...

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The Pros and Cons of 12-Step Programs

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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The Oregon DUII Diversion Program

No resident wants to face a Portland DUI, or a DUI in any town, or city, in Oregon. The fines, embarrassment and shame, and having your license revoked are obvious deterrents from inebriated driving and are strict consequences to face in the event of a DUI. The...

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