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Co-Parenting Classes to Take Before, During, and After a Divorce

Co-parenting can be one of the most challenging aspects of your life following a divorce. It requires good communication, flexibility, and the coordination of several schedules. While co-parenting can be stressful when you are also trying to overcome the pain of your marriage ending, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. In fact, there are a number… Read More
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Categories: Child Custody, Divorce
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What is the Difference Between a Will and a Trust?

If you’ve been considering planning your estate, you may be wondering whether a will or trust is right for your specific situation. Wills and trusts are two types of estate planning tools that can be used individually or together, as part of a comprehensive estate plan. What is the difference between a will and a trust, though? While the obje… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning
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Single Parent Adoption in Oregon

Adoption can be the most fulfilling experience a person has in their lifetime. However, if you are unmarried and single, you may be wondering whether you are eligible to adopt a child. In Oregon, families are diverse, and you can adopt whether you are single, married, or in a domestic partnership. Applicants for adoption are not considered based on… Read More
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Categories: Adoption
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Divorce Property Division: Who Gets Property After a Divorce?

Property division is often one of the most contentious issues in any divorce. For many divorcing spouses, divorce property division isn’t only a financial matter, but it can also be an emotional one. Importantly, all marital property must be distributed between the spouses in a judgment of dissolution of marriage. If the spouses cannot reach an a… Read More
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Categories: Divorce
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What's the Difference Between Separation and Divorce?

Whether you and your spouse decide to separate or divorce, ending a marriage is never easy. It’s critical to fully understand your legal rights and options to determine if legal separation or dissolving your marriage would be best for your situation. It may seem like there is not much of a difference between separation and divorce, but they a… Read More
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Categories: Divorce
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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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