Oregon Family Law Attorneys
Our Portland and Beaverton family law attorneys bring compassion and experience to help our clients with divorce and family law issues.
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Beaverton and Portland Family Law Attorneys
At Helzer & Cromar, our practice of family law includes the following areas:
- Divorce — The end of a marriage is an emotional time, especially if significant assets or an extra-marital affair is involved. Life-changing decisions must be made. Our job is to find a resolution to complex problems and help clients move on with their lives.
- Domestic partnerships — In many ways, the ending of a domestic partnership is treated like a marital dissolution. Assets acquired during the relationship are divided and support and custody-related issues are determined.
- Child custody — At Helzer & Cromar, our family law attorneys share the court’s focus on the best interests of the children in custody matters. Like their parents, sons and daughters of divorce are entitled to peace of mind and stability.
- Visitation and parenting time — Minimizing the impact of a divorce comes in both parents spending quality time with their children. They are entitled to not only a stable environment but also one that is safe.
- Child relocation — Few divorce-related issues are as emotional as the possible move-away of a child to another state. While their best interests must be determined, the parent left behind has rights that need protection as well.
- Parental alienation — Sadly, many divorces involve one spouse turning a child against the other parent. Manipulation and disparaging remarks have not only poisoned a young mind but also put a future parental relationship at risk.
- Support — Strict formulas determine child support amounts and are based on income, expenses and other factors. Our Hillsboro child support lawyers will ensure that all appropriate factors are considered. Spousal support is more subjective and based upon immediate and future needs.
- Multi-state custody/support issues — Cases involving custody in more than one state are complex and require an attorney experienced in custody and support law, regardless of the jurisdiction.
- Property division — Dividing and protecting assets can turn an uncontested divorce into a war. Oregon is not a community property state, meaning that marital property is divided equally. However, the process becomes complex and contentious when valuing property, specifically when it involves pensions and IRAs.
- Enforcement rights and domestic violence issues — A spouse committing domestic violence or unwilling to adhere to a divorce decree must be held accountable. Our job is to protect both the rights and the safety of our clients.
- Grandparents’ and third-party rights — The impact of a divorce goes beyond the immediate family. Grandparents, other relatives and longtime family friends want quality time with beloved children as well. In some cases, other relatives may be granted permanent physical custody of children to avoid termination of parental rights.
- Post-divorce modifications — Over time, employment and financial situations change; or the best interest of a child changes, requiring us to revisit a divorce decree and modify as needed to better reflect the present.
- Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements — Taking proactive steps prior to a marriage through a prenup can go a long way in protecting valuable family assets, particularly in second marriages. Postnuptial agreements can help clarify issues in an existing marriage and provide a couple peace of mind.