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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Divorce

Going through a divorce can be overwhelming, and the litigation process can only intensify the stress you may already be feeling. By divorcing using an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) method, you may be able to work out child support, custody, alimony, and property division issues outside of court while keeping tension at a minimum. Alternativ… Read More
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Categories: Divorce
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Adoption Assistance Eligibility in Oregon

Many children with special needs are in foster care as they wait for a family to provide them with a loving, stable, and permanent home. But families considering adoption might sometimes need additional financial support to help meet a child’s needs. Oregon’s Adoption Assistance Program is a state and federally funded program that offer… Read More
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Categories: Adoption
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The Collaborative Divorce Process

If you’re considering divorce, litigation is not the only option to end your marriage. In fact, you may be able to divide assets, resolve child support issues, and reach an agreement concerning custody without ever stepping foot into a courtroom. Collaborative divorce is becoming an increasingly common way for divorcing couples to work out th… Read More
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Categories: Divorce

Best of Willamette Valley, Family Law

Last year we were grateful that you all voted for Litowich Law as your favorite Family Law firm in the Willamette Valley. Voting season is upon us again and we ask that you please click the voting button and vote for us again. You can vote once per day. Your vote means a lot to us! Select “Services” and then “Family Law” and… Read More
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Adoption Home Study Process

The home study is an important part of the process for many adoptions. Depending on the type of adoption or adoption professional you choose, you may be required to do a home study using an Oregon-licensed home study provider. Be patient, as the home study can be a time-consuming process. Understanding what the home study involves, what information… Read More
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Categories: Adoption
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What Happens if You Die Without a Will

If you die without a will, it is referred to as dying “intestate.” When this happens, assets will be distributed based on Oregon intestacy laws. This means that the courts will decide what will happen to your property, as well as who will supervise the distribution of your assets. Because there is no guarantee that the state’s laws will coinc… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning
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Independent Adoption in Oregon

For Oregonions interested in adoption, there are a variety of different options to consider. The process can be done through a private agency or the Oregon Department of Human Services. Adoption can also be done independently, without involving an adoption agency or the DHS. With an independent adoption, the birth parent(s) and adoptive parent(s) f… Read More
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Categories: Adoption
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Co-Parenting in a World of Technology

Co-parenting through a divorce can be challenging during the best of times. The stress and uncertainty we are all dealing with as the global health crisis continues only highlights our need for some control and stability in our lives. Even with COVID-19 limiting many activities, kids today are still busy and often over-scheduled. Thankfully, there… Read More
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Categories: Child Custody, Divorce
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Divorce Day: Transitioning to a New Life Phase

The first Monday after New Year’s Day has earned the name “Divorce Day” because it is when many spouses start looking for divorce attorneys. Divorce attorneys in the U.S. and abroad, as well as Google search, see a significant surge of divorce inquiries on the first working Monday in January. Some spouses are seeking a fresh start in the new… Read More
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Categories: Divorce
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Requirements for Creating a Will in Oregon

A will is a written set of instructions that explains how you want your property distributed after your death. Creating a will allows you to decide who will manage your money and other property after you die and how it will be distributed. It also communicates your wishes about the care of your children, if they are minors or are disabled. Another… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning
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