What Makes a Good Divorce Lawyer?

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Ending a marriage often becomes a long, trickly process. If you can afford it, hiring a divorce lawyer serves your best interests. But what makes a “good divorce lawyer?” Think about all the lawyers you’ve seen on TV or in movies. Of course, there’s Atticus Finch from To Kill a …

4 Divorce Tips From Grand Theft Auto

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UPDATED: This one might admittedly be a bit dated. There hasn’t been a new Grand Theft Auto game since GTA 5 in 2013–there are rumors GTA 6 is in the works, but it will likely be years before it materializes. Still, there’s no time like the present to revisit the …

3 Major Factors That Impact Divorce Cost

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UPDATED: This probably comes as no shock, but divorce is expensive. Why? To paraphrase the old dad-joke, because it’s worth it! In all seriousness divorce often does cost a great deal of money. Many things impact the ultimate financial cost, and like most things with ending a marriage, it varies …

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Divorce and Debt in Oregon

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UPDATED: Finances often play a big role in why couples divorce. The strain of money worries can be a relationship killer.  They’re also often at the forefront during the actual process. Deciding who gets what creates a ton of anxiety. Additionally, it surprises many people that, just like you split …

4 Divorce Strategy Tips

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Ending a marriage can be a chaotic, trying time. There’s a lot going. Meetings with attorneys, mediation, forms to fill out, documents to submit, the list is practically endless. It makes things easier to have a divorce strategy in place. Creating a divorce strategy benefits you in a number of …

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Restraining Orders: What is a Civil Standby?

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UPDATED: It’s no secret that divorces often become contentious. Conflict forms a big part of the proceedings. Depending on the circumstances, many involve the use of restraining orders. These court orders can be useful tools to protect people and assets, but they’re also often complicated, so it’s important to know …

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Business Owners Face Unique Challenges in Divorce

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Divorce tends to become complicated. If marriage is the process of combining two lives, divorce is the process of splitting them apart once again. The more assets and property there are to divide, the more complex things get. This is especially true for business owners. Business owners face a number …

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What is a Divorce Deposition?

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UPDATED: Depositions are often useful tools in legal cases. These are sworn witness statements taken out of court, but still under oath. The courts then use the written transcripts of these statements in place of in-person testimony. It’s common to use depositions in all legal areas, including family law. During …

5 Ways to Save Money on Your Divorce

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UPDATED: Divorce is expensive. Shocker of the year, right? Sorry to completely blow your mind like that. Kidding, of course. It surprises absolutely no one to learn that divorce costs a lot of money. Fortunately, there are strategies you can use to cut down on the expenses and save during …

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Communicating During Divorce

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UPDATED: Divorce often becomes a time of high conflict. That probably doesn’t startle anyone. Hurt feelings, raging emotions, and anger all come with the territory. They also have a huge impact on how warring spouses communicate during divorce. Communication is key during divorce. It’s central to working out the division …

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7 Year Itch? Reasons for Divorce

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UPDATED: It’s been a few years now, but when Danica Patrick announced she was divorcing after seven years of marriage, headlines screamed about the seven-year itch —also known as a period of marital boredom that is accompanied by an increased likelihood for infidelity. Seven-Year Itch? The term was made famous …

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Health Issues Men Face In Divorce

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UPDATED: Divorce represents a titanic life change. In short order, almost every aspect of your life undergoes a radical overhaul. The process comes with all manner of issues to deal with, from the nitty-gritty nuts and bolts of dissolving your marriage to financial worries and emotional distress. Something men often …

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Divorce and Depression: The Impact on Men

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Did you expect to feel a sense of relief once you finally finalized your divorce? Did you anticipate an overwhelming wave of elation and well-being once you signed the divorce papers? That’s a natural expectation. After all, you’ve been waiting for this moment, building up to this for some time. …

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No Substitute for Dad

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UPDATED: The importance of fathers is frequently overlooked and undervalued. They’re often shown in movies, TV, and commercials as goofy buffoons who only take care of the kids when mom has other obligations. And they usually do it poorly. This portrays many fathers as part-time parents. Or reinforces the stereotype …

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Divorce Capital Of Oregon

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UPDATE: …and new champion in 2019… Okay, maybe being crowned the divorce capital of Oregon isn’t a feat to aspire to. And this year, that dubious honor goes to Umatilla. The town of just over 7000, located near the northeastern corner of the state, took over the top spot from …

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How To Fill Out An NCAA Tournament Bracket

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Filling out an NCAA Tournament bracket and entering half a dozen pools is practically an American tradition. But filling out a bracket is also a daunting task. Some fans religiously pore over every word Joe Lunardi utters, track quadrant one wins, and keep tabs on conference tournament play. And after …

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Is January Really Divorce Month?

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Fair or not, sometimes nicknames stick and are hard to shake. A pesky nickname can follow you around for years. How many of you have a friend who will forever be “Tiny” or “Lefty” or “Gonzo”? This doesn’t just happen to people, either. To some, the month of January, all …

Who Gets The Engagement Ring?

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The old saying goes, possession is nine-tenths of the law. That’s not exactly a legally binding statue, but the underlying idea often plays a role. One situation we see frequently involves engagement rings. One of our founding partners, Rick Jones, makes regular appearances on the Danny Bonaduce and Sarah Morning …

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7 Divorce Urban Legends

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When you think about urban legends, you probably think of hook-handed madmen terrorizing teens at Makeout Point, giant alligators roaming the sewers, or the Bandage Man of Cannon Beach. They’re usually the stuff of horror movies. Stories related from one person to the next, often accepted at face value. Some …

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Children Of Divorce Earn Fewer College Degrees

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Divorce has a huge impact on your life. It often throws your entire existence into upheaval. But it doesn’t only affect you. Children are especially susceptible to the lingering effects. One recent report indicates that children of divorce are much less likely to earn college degrees. According to a new …

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6 Unexpected Divorce Assets

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People fight over just about everything in a divorce, from houses and cars down to boxes full of cookie cutters. Everyone thinks of bank accounts, vacation homes, stocks, bonds, retirement annuities, and the like. These are the common and obvious assets. But they’re not the only ones. Divorce settlements have …

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Commutes And Divorce [Infographic]

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No two divorces are ever the same. What ruins one relationship doesn’t necessarily cause the same havoc in another. And it’s crazy to see what unexpected factors increase risks of divorce. For example, did you know a long daily commute intensifies your chances of splitting up? While it may sound …

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Goldberg Jones Bracket Challenge

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, we’re not talking about Christmas or New Year’s. We’re talking about March Madness. Once again, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is HERE! And once again, Goldberg Jones is running our annual March Madness Bracket Challenge. This year, the champ walks away …

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Is Divorce Genetic?

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Couples divorce for an endless number of reasons. People cheat, lie, and change over time. The reasons are as different and wide-reaching as the reasons people fall in love and get married in the first place. But are certain people biologically predisposed to divorce? Is divorce genetic? Do parents hand …

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How To Ask For A Divorce

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Marriage isn’t always sunshine and puppy dogs. It takes a lot of work, time, effort, and often struggle. And still, it doesn’t always work out. Try with all your might, sometimes you just can’t make a marriage work. But when it’s time to pull the plug, you face one massive …

Should I Hire A Divorce Lawyer?

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These days, it’s easier than ever to get divorced. You can find the forms online, fill them out yourself, and if you follow the proper procedure, end your marriage. This do-it-yourself approach works like gangbusters in some situations, but not for others. At some point in the process, you need …

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8 Common Mistakes Men Make In Divorce

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Divorce is often a long, complicated process. Between warring spouses, opposing counsel, judges, negotiations, and a nearly endless parade of paperwork, there are a lot of moving parts to contend with. With so much to juggle, it’s easy to get tripped up. Common Mistakes Some are practical in nature. Others …

Dating During Divorce?

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Divorce signals the end of a relationship. Whatever the reasons, it just didn’t work out, and divorce makes that final and official. For all intents and purposes, your marriage may have been over for a long time and the divorce process often feels like a waiting period. By this point, …

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Long-Term Marriages And Divorce

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Over the course of a marriage, two lives become intertwined. The longer the marriage, the more interwoven they become. When it comes to divorce, shorter marriages are understandably usually much more straightforward. In the case of ending long-term marriages, however, it’s much more complex as there’s often a great deal …

Do I Need a Prenuptial Agreement?

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When most of us think of a prenuptial agreement, we think of wealthy couples with more money than we can ever dream of. We’re talking about celebrities, rock stars, professional athletes, titans of industry, and Hollywood A-listers. After all, those folks have tons of assets to protect. So prenups are …

How Substance Abuse Impacts Divorce

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Countless factors contribute to the end of a marriage. Every situation unfolds differently, but one element that too often plays into divorce is substance abuse. Often hugely detrimental to relationships, the question remains of how substance abuse impacts divorce. Addiction to alcohol, prescription drugs, illegal drugs, and more affects millions …

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6 High Asset Divorce Mistakes To Avoid

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Divorce has a significant impact on your financial future. In some unions, the dissolution of marriage and division of property are relatively simple. Especially in short marriages where there’s little to divvy up. The more there is to do, however, the more complicated the process becomes. There’s a great deal …

10 Truly Scary Divorce Facts

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Divorce is usually a time of great upheaval. It may absolutely be the right decision, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. In a relatively short span, your entire life changes, and it can be a frightening, uncertain experience. There’s a great deal to consider about marriage and divorce. And not …

9 Common Mediation Questions Answered

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Despite what we see in movies and on TV, divorce and child custody cases don’t always go to court. Those situations certainly make for compelling fictional drama, but in reality, a variety of options exist beyond litigation. Called Alternate Dispute Resolution, or ADR, these strategies provide alternatives to trial. One …

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How Abandonment Impacts Divorce

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People divorce for all kinds of reasons and each case has its own individual story to tell. Sometimes it takes the form of a gradual breakdown, spouses often separate ahead of time, and occasionally one party simply up and leaves. This begs the question: How does abandonment impact divorce? What …

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5 Common Ways To Celebrate Divorce

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People love to celebrate. We’ll take any excuse to throw a party, whether it’s a holiday, a promotion at work, or the Trailblazers making a playoff run. While we usually think of ending a marriage as a serious, somber affair, that’s not always the case. Increasingly, many people take the …

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Writ Of Assistance, Divorce, And Child Custody

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On a basic level, a writ of assistance is a written court order that instructs law enforcement, such as a sheriff or police officer, to take action to help one party obtain something specifically ordered in a previous court order. Essentially, this new order helps enforce a pre-existing order. When it comes to family law, there are a number of ways this can manifest.

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The 50% Divorce Rate Is A Lie

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One statistic tossed around frequently is that 50% of all marriages end in divorce. The number varies a bit, but the gist is that roughly half of weddings have a corresponding divorce waiting.  As ubiquitous as this figure is, many just accept it as fact. Has the divorce rate ever …

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8 Ways To Prepare For Divorce

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Attorneys are subject to a variety of rules, regulations, and stipulations when it comes to offering divorce and legal advice. Without an actual consultation, we can’t offer any concrete divorce legal advice. Beyond that, every situation is different. No single recommendation will fit every case. Without examining the specifics, it’s …

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Pet Custody & Divorce

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Many of us who own pets know that they are much more than just property. They may be valued members of our family and in some cases, even surrogate children. The law, however,  often views them as possessions and treated as such. That is changing, however. A recent case the …

4 Big Issues Men Face In Divorce

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Divorce is not easy for anyone. It may be the right choice, it may be what needs to happen, but that doesn’t make it simple or comfortable. Men and women face a number of different issues during the dissolution of a marriage, from the tangible, concrete, down and dirty details—things …

Divorce Selfies

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The “selfie” has become ubiquitous part of pop culture. It has become so pervasive that it has spawned a category of accessories (the selfie-stick) and sub-genres including “the gym selfie”, “the car selfie”, and now  “divorce selfies”.   There has been speculation that the rise of the selfie is a …

How to Talk to People

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How to start a conversation. If you are recently divorced or just starting the divorce process, making small talk with extended family members, acquaintances, and strangers can be difficult —it’s common for men to wonder how to talk to people. We recently came across an article on one of our …

Dissolving a Domestic Partnership

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Even if a couple isn’t married, there are legal matters they need to navigate when dissolving a domestic partnership. Portland divorce attorney Colin Amos fielded questions on maneuvering through that tricky terrain. Scenario 1: The first question he tackled: “My girlfriend and I are breaking up. We have been together …