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To Marry to Not to Marry

The old standard story for couples in Oregon would result in marriage, but as years have progressed and the times have changed, marriage isn’t necessarily the only option for couples to spend their lives together and still be recognized in the eyes of Oregon law. With...

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Legal Separation vs. Divorce

We all sadly see many marriages fall apart over time and the spouses cannot reconcile their difference. In most scenarios, the couple would file divorce, forcing themselves to likely go through arduous negotiations between Beaverton family law attorneys to determine...

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How Spousal Support is Factored

Marriage doesn’t always have a happy ending and chances are that you have one (or maybe more than one) friend that has gone through a divorce – they like told you about the heartache, the headache, and how much it cost them. You’ve likely also heard about alimony, now...

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Oregon Surrogacy Standards Explained

One of the common paths of life for people is to meet their significant other, marry, settle down, have children, and raise a family all the while creating happy memories to look back on as you all grow together. For some, having children isn’t so easy, or may it may...

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DUI Diversion Graduate Gets Second DUI Manslaughter Charges

Last month, an Oregon man driving with a .24 blood alcohol concentration (BAC) ran a red light and crashed into a car killing three teen passengers. Unfortunately, this was the man’s second DUI infraction, his first occurring four years prior to this fatal crash. At...

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Busting 3 DUI Myths

Most people know the dangers of driving after drinking and that they can result in any combination of DUIs, accidents, injuries, and/or death. Today, for most urban and suburban dwellers, there are a number of alternatives to getting from point A to point B without...

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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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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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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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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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