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.

Divorce

How Is Child Custody Determined in Oregon?

Among the many contentious issues in family law and divorce, it is child custody that is the most inflammatory. As a result, the family law attorneys at Gearing Rackner & McGrath receive more questions and inquiries on this issue than any other. Our clients with children always say the same thing: the kids are most important. These clients want to

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5 Things to Know About Spousal Support in Oregon

Spousal support in Oregon is money paid by one spouse to the other for the receiving spouse’s future benefit. State law controls the parameters and requirements of spousal support or alimony, so for Oregon residents, Oregon laws will be applicable to their divorce proceedings. What else should you know about spousal support if you or a loved one is considering

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6 Questions to Ask Your Family Law Attorney

6 Questions to Ask Your Family Law Attorney The attorney-client relationship for a family law matter begins with an initial consultation. This conversation sets the foundation for all other decisions and discussion about your case. Due to the gravity of this conversation, many family law firms in Oregon and Washington the initial consultation to be before any work is done on your

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Business Owners and Divorce

What Every Business Owner Should Know Before a Divorce Divorce has ramifications on various aspects of your life. It requires a change in living arrangements and bank accounts. Couples need to determine child custody and division of assets. Also, divorce affects your business interests, and a business owner in Oregon will quickly encounter a set of concerns about company assets

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Divorce and Division of Property in Oregon

How Long Does It Take to Finalize a Divorce? Before divorce proceedings even begin most people want to know when the process will be over. Commonly, the first question asked of a divorce attorney isn’t about strategy or procedures, but simply, “How long until my divorce is final?” It’s a reasonable question, but the answer varies from case to case. In Oregon

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What if Your Spouse Refuses to Hire a Divorce Lawyer

Typically, during divorce proceedings in Oregon or Washington each spouse has a legal representative. These attorneys handle strategy and planning, filings and paperwork needed by the court, negotiations, and even daily communication and correspondence with the other party. While you and your spouse are responsible for setting goals and the desired outcome, it is primarily your divorce attorney that will bring those

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Terminology of a Divorce: Legal Terms Used in a Dissolution of Marriage

Terminology of a Divorce: Explanation of the Legal Terms Used in a Dissolution of Marriage The laws related to the dissolution of marriage are set at the state level. Therefore, while every state provides a mechanism for ending a marriage, the procedures and requirements can differ from state-to-state. Even the basic legal terminology used for dissolution of marriage isn’t the

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How Does Collaborative Divorce Differ from the Traditional Process?

For many couples, the difficult decision to divorce doesn’t result in anger or dislike, but it is a mutual determination that no longer being married is best for both parties. Yet, even for couples that split amicably, going through the dissolution of marriage process can be riddled with conflict, complications, and inefficiencies. This led many lawyers and spouses to look

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Child Custody

Substance Abuse in Oregon Child Custody Cases

Andrew Newsom of GRM discusses how substance abuse can impact child custody cases. Gearing Rackner and McGrath is an award-winning family law firm with offices in Astoria and Portland Oregon. GRM’s child custody attorneys serve Oregon and Washington.

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Social Media in Divorce & Custody Cases

Michael McGrath of GRM discusses the role of social media in divorce proceedings. Gearing Rackner & McGrath is an award-winning law firm with offices in Astoria and Portland Oregon. GRM divorce lawyers serve Oregon and Washington.

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