It’s hard to know where to start when you’re dealing with a draining family conflict. Below you can find useful articles and videos on subjects such as choosing the right lawyer, how to address substance abuse issues in a custody case, lowering your divorce costs and more.

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Divorce

What Is A Postnuptial Agreement?

When a couple decides to marry, they plan for a marriage that never ends. Approximately 25,000 Oregon marriages occur each year. However, some marriages end in divorce. Annually, the number of divorces in Oregon is nearly half the amount of the state’s marriages. Therefore, prospective spouses may enter a prenuptial agreement in contemplation of marriage that becomes effective when they

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Divorce

Divorce Myths Debunked

Divorce is a time filled with anxiety, worry, questions and many myths. Everyone has an idea of divorce proceedings, but the truth is each divorce is different, and each situation is personal to the parties involved. It is the myths that confuse people – which is why it is best to consult with an experienced divorce lawyer at Gearing, Rackner

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Child Custody

Establishing Legal Paternity in Oregon

Father, dad, daddy, pop, papa – many are the names and nicknames to call a paternal parent. When people traditionally think of a father, they think about a biological father. For most circumstances, the biological father is the legal father and has the rights, responsibilities, and obligations to child as set forth by law. However, under Oregon law, the paternal

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Resources

How To Dissolve A Domestic Partnership In Oregon?

For many decades, the arguments surrounding the institution of marriage has been upheld as a constitutional right of the freedom to marry. Courts have held that marriage is a personal and basic civil right afforded to people. However, for many years, the ability to enter into a legal marriage was reserved only to opposite sex couples. In 1996, the Defense

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Child Custody

Do I Need A Lawyer To Establish Paternity?

In Oregon, establishing paternity is the process of determining or acknowledging the legal father of a child. The law presumes that a man is the legal father of a child if he is listed on the child’s birth certificate as the father. State law also presumes that the legal father of a child born during a marriage is the man

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Uncategorized

What Are The Advantages Of A Domestic Partnership?

The establishment of domestic partnerships gave same-sex couples the ability to have their relationship legally recognized by their state with many of the same legal protections and remedies as heterosexual married couples. Oregon established domestic partnerships in 2008 under the Oregon Family Fairness Act. Under the Act, same-sex couples could register their relationship as a domestic partnership and get all

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Divorce

How Can I Protect My Assets Without A Prenuptial Agreement?

Premarital agreements are agreements between potential spouses made when they are contemplating getting married. The agreement is a contract between the couples that outlines how terms and conditions of certain subject matter in case of a divorce. In Oregon, a prenuptial agreement must be in writing. Although the agreement is a contract, state law does not require that the agreement

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Divorce

What Is A Prenuptial Agreement?

People may acquire property and other assets before they are in a relationship. While in a relationship, they may separately acquire additional property. When the couple plans to get married, they may decide to outline in a prenuptial agreement the terms and conditions of their marriage as well as for a possible divorce in the future. A prenuptial agreement, or

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Divorce

Tax Consequences of Divorce

Taxes are an unavoidable task, divorced or not. For married couples who are in the divorce process or have a decree for dissolution of marriage, tax consequences significantly influence their tax filing and the amount of money they receive. Tax issues such as income tax, alimony, child support and child custody are important tax information and divorce consequences. Tax responsibility

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Child Custody

Father’s Rights & Child Custody: What To Know

A father’s role in a child’s life is more than just financial support and visitations. Fathers provide comfort, care and guidance to their children. Through the years, the presumption that a mother should be the automatic caregiver and custodial parent has waned. Oregon law states that there is no preference for a mother to have custody of a child over

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