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Should I Become a Guardian for my Elderly Family Member

If you have an elderly relative who needs help making decisions, you may want to consider becoming a guardian. A successful guardianship arrangement can be beneficial to all involved. When there is a trusted person at the helm, who truly acts in the best interests of a loved one, the loved one is well taken care of and can often thrive. Your loved… Read More
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Parenting Time and COVID-19

We’ve all heard the stories and been wondering: how do we manage our parenting plan when our movement is restricted, schools are closed, and maybe the other parent is an essential worker? The short answer: keep following the parenting plan. If you have have a court ordered parenting plan, you need to keep following it unless a court issues a… Read More
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COVID and the Courts - How it Impacts You

By now, most of us are feeling the impacts of COVID-19 on our daily lives. It’s rough. For some of us, important legal matters have been delayed. Here is a summary of the order issued by the Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court. Each county may have slight variations to implement this order. Links to select orders can be found at the end… Read More
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Guardianship or Conservatorship: Which is best for your loved one

If a loved one has become incapable of making decisions on their own, they may need someone to assist them. Whether they are facing decisions about their medical treatment or in their everyday life, Oregon has several options for families to consider, including guardianship and conservatorship. If your loved one only needs assistance in making fina… Read More
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10 Awesome Resources to Entertain Your Family at Home

School Closure Update Schools in Oregon are now closed through April 28, 2020. Some resources for you: Scholastic Learn at Home Program PBS Kids Sesame Street Duck Duck Moose MetKids Free eBooks – Gutenberg NaNoWriMo – it’s time to write a novel Science Friday Cool Math 4 Kids How Stuff Works Let us know if you’d like to see… Read More
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COVID-19 Update - Schools and Mediation

Mediation Orientation In Marion County is cancelled for the time being. The court will still assign mediators and mediation will proceed. The requirement that you attend the orientation is waived. COPE Class can be taken online. School Closures. The Governor has closed all K-12 Schools through march 31, 2020. As of right now, court hearings have no… Read More
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A Guide to Navigating the Coronavirus

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has been detected in 90 locations around the world. This includes many locations in the US. While the news about this outbreak seems scary, it is important to remember that there have been similar global outbreaks in the past two decades. Staying calm a… Read More
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Coronavirus Protocol at Litowich Law

We have been monitoring the CDC website regarding the Coronavirus. They recommend that people avoid close contact with people who have been exposed to the virus. None of our attorneys or staff have reported any exposure or symptoms. As a cloud-based firm, we can schedule consultations and client meetings using the telephone or video conferencing. W… Read More
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Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Divorce Attorney Early in the Process

Going through a divorce can be highly stressful for you and your family. There are important decisions to be made about division of assets, child custody, and spousal support, among many others. You will likely have many questions about the divorce process, known as dissolution in Oregon. You may wonder whether in the 21st century, with so much inf… Read More
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Categories: Child Custody, Divorce
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Divorce in the 21st Century: Do I Still Need a Lawyer?

If you have decided to divorce your spouse, you may be wondering whether you will need to hire an attorney. With the huge amount of information available online, including self-help forms and tips for DIY divorces, you may think you can handle the process yourself. And in some cases, you may be able to complete the necessary paperwork either withou… Read More
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Categories: Divorce