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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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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Parenting Plan Modification 101

At the time of their separation or divorce, parents must work out not only a custody arrangement (i.e. who makes decisions with respect to school, medical treatment, etc.), but also a parenting plan. A parenting plan or visitation schedule is a written document detailing the residential schedule for the children. The plan includes the rules of engagement in terms of

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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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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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They Don’t Wear Capes, But Our Attorneys Are Super!

Our partners and many of our attorneys at Gearing Rackner & McGrath have been selected to Super Lawyers, a national rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations, so you know this rating carries a lot of weight (but

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A Child’s Rights Belong to the Child

In an interesting case originating in Kansas, a same-sex female couple privately sought the assistance of a male sperm donor to conceive a child (to be raised by the couple). The three parties signed a written contract that waived the man’s rights to any legal relationship with the child and also waived any legal responsibility for the child’s support and

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