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How to Prepare for an Estate Planning Meeting

The process of estate planning can sometimes feel overwhelming, and you might not be sure what to expect when you consult with your attorney for the first time. As the date for your meeting approaches, it’s important to prepare in advance so you can get the most out of it. Although your attorney may ask you questions that you might never have tho… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning
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Common Questions About Collaborative Divorce

If you’re considering parting ways with your spouse, it’s important to be aware that there are many methods that can be used to divorce. Rather than go through the lengthy, costly, and adversarial litigation process, collaborative divorce offers a number of benefits for divorcing spouses — and their children. Here are some of the most common… Read More
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Categories: Divorce
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What is the Difference Between Guardianship and Power of Attorney?

A good estate plan should not only dictate what will happen when you pass — it should also include a plan for incapacity. Guardianships and powers of attorney are two legal tools that can appoint someone to act on your behalf in the event you can no longer make decisions for yourself. While incapacity should be considered when creating a comprehe… Read More
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Categories: Guardianship
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How to Prepare for a Divorce

Even when spouses agree to part ways, divorce can be an overwhelming chapter of your life. But there are a number of things you can do to prepare to help ensure the process runs smoothly. How to prepare for a divorce comes down to being organized and ensuring you take the time to gather your financial documents, create a budget, and get the legal a… Read More
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Categories: Divorce
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What Are the Requirements for Adopting a Child in Oregon?

All families and children in Oregon are unique — and many people choose to grow their families through adoption. When a child is adopted, it creates a legal parent-child relationship between the individual being adopted and their adoptive parent. Although adoption is a joyful occasion, it can also be a complex process and there can be a considera… Read More
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Categories: Adoption
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Should You Avoid Posting on Social Media During Your Divorce?

Many people use social media to share news about major life events with friends and family. However, using platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to update your loved ones about your divorce can be a critical mistake. Using social media as you go through the divorce process should be done cautiously — ranting about your soon-to-be ex-spo… Read More
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Categories: Divorce
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Reasons to Modify an Existing Child Support Agreement

Child support is crucial to help ensure a child’s needs are met. However, it’s not always simply one fixed amount that is paid over the course of time. There can be situations where a parent has difficulty meeting this financial obligation — and courts in Oregon recognize that there are reasons to modify child support. In such cases, the pare… Read More
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Categories: Child Support
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A Guide to Oregon Prenuptial Agreements

Most people are familiar with prenuptial agreements. Commonly referred to as “prenups,” many might think that these contracts are only for celebrities and the ultra-wealthy. However, this is not correct — a prenuptial agreement is a crucial legal tool that can be used by anyone who wishes to have control over their assets and property in the… Read More
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Categories: Divorce, Estate Planning
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Can You Move Out of State with an Existing Custody Agreement?

If you have a parenting plan in Oregon but you are looking to relocate to a different state, you might be wondering whether you can move away with your child. Perhaps you have an employment opportunity in another state or are looking to reside closer to extended family. Regardless of whether a parent has a valid reason for wanting to move, child re… Read More
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Categories: Child Custody
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Tips for Co-Parenting During the Holidays

Whether it’s your first holiday post-divorce or you’ve been apart for several years, co-parenting can be particularly challenging between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. While the holidays should be a time for relaxation, fun, and celebration, they can also be incredibly stressful when co-parents aren’t on good terms. However, by putting a… Read More
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Categories: Child Custody