Family Law Resources


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

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

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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Divorce

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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Divorce

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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Divorce

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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Divorce

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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Resources

David C. Gearing Quoted in the Oregonian

“Children develop and mature at a faster rate when their survival depends on it” That’s the headline and premise of the recent article by the Oregonian’s Steve Duin dated January 29, 2014. The post pertains to a recent custody case involving a five year old boy. Dunin writes, “At the end of the contentious hearing with the boy’s divorced parents,

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