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The Impact of Social Media on Divorce

With growing concerns of data safety, understand that if you are preparing to file for a divorce, or will be ...
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/ Divorce, Latest News
50-50 Property Division in Divorce

Is property division always 50-50 in a divorce?

In an Oregon divorce, property division is not always 50-50. How property gets divided is subject to numerous rules and ...
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/ Divorce, Latest News

Divorce & Family Law

Angry and sad young woman looking at cell phone seeing bad text message, email.

The Impact of Social Media on Divorce

With growing concerns of data safety, understand that if you are preparing to file for a divorce, or will be ...
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/ Divorce, Latest News
50-50 Property Division in Divorce

Is property division always 50-50 in a divorce?

In an Oregon divorce, property division is not always 50-50. How property gets divided is subject to numerous rules and ...
Read More
/ Divorce, Latest News
Child Custody Factors - Boy in Autumn

What Does The Court Look At When Determining Custody In Oregon? Part 2 of 2

This is second part of our blog post on What Courts Look at When Determining Custody in Oregon. If you ...
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/ Family Law, Latest News
Child Custody in Oregon

What Does The Court Look At When Determining Custody In Oregon? Part 1 of 2

In Oregon, a Court cannot order joint custody unless both parties agree to it, so if the parties cannot agree, ...
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/ Family Law, Latest News

Criminal Defense & DUI Defense

Marijuana DUI - Driving while high

Marijuana DUI: Weed might be legal in Oregon, but driving while high on weed is not.

Oregon made marijuana possession for adults legal, but there are still many acts involving weed that are still illegal. Driving ...
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/ DUI Defense, Latest News, Marijuana
Ignition Interlock Device for DUI Convictions

IID Requirement Continues After DUI

How long does the IID requirement continue after a DUI? In Oregon, whether you are in the DUI diversion program ...
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What to Wear (AND NOT WEAR) to Court

Remember that this is usually your first and only time to impress the judge or jury.  You want to dress ...
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Do I Need To Hire A DUI Lawyer?

I’ve been asked more than once, “Why do I need to hire a DUI lawyer?” If you’ve been arrested for ...
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/ DUI Defense

Bankruptcy

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What to Wear (AND NOT WEAR) to Court

Remember that this is usually your first and only time to impress the judge or jury.  You want to dress ...
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341 meeting of creditors questions

When you file for bankruptcy, the bankruptcy court will automatically schedule a meeting with the Trustee, called a "341 meeting" ...
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/ Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Relief
Bankruptcy-Is-A-New-Start

Bankruptcy Is A New Start

I often hear my clients say that they don't want to file for bankruptcy because it represents the end of ...
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/ Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Relief

All Articles

health-insurance-after-divorce
Can you keep your health insurance after a divorce? You've just gotten divorced a few weeks ago; breathe easy, you've ...
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/ Divorce, Family Law
Bankruptcy-Is-A-New-Start
I often hear my clients say that they don't want to file for bankruptcy because it represents the end of ...
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/ Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Relief
Roadside Sobriety Test
I see all too often in police reports that a driver suspected of DUII (driving under the influence of alcohol) gets ...
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/ Criminal Defense, DUI Defense
child-support-satisfaction
If you are obligated to pay child support and have reached an agreement with the parent receiving support to stop ...
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/ Child Support, Family Law
"Take my DUII case to trial!" said one of my clients a couple of weeks ago. I agreed, and happily ...
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/ Criminal Defense, DUI Defense
Kona Beaches
Our Hawaii office now has its own web site! You can now find information specific to our Kailua Kona Law ...
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/ Latest News
oregon-speeding-ticket
Why do I need an attorney for a traffic ticket? The fact of the matter is that many people would ...
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/ Other
voting-after-a-felony
Can an Oregon resident vote after a felony conviction? I recently had a client with a criminal case, who was ...
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/ Criminal Defense
criminal-defense
As a former prosecutor, I was called upon to use my discretion to decide whether to charge a person with ...
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/ Criminal Defense
Roadside Sobriety Test
Many prospective clients ask me, "How do I handle a DUI?" Your DUI defense starts immediately. It is important to ...
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/ Criminal Defense, DUI Defense
I’ve got my own catchphrase that I use when my kids get worried about how things are going – “Dad’s ...
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/ Divorce, Family Law
When you file for bankruptcy, the bankruptcy court will automatically schedule a meeting with the Trustee, called a "341 meeting" ...
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/ Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Relief
I just got off the phone with someone who wondered why it is so important to have an attorney consultation before ...
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/ Other
Divorce and Family Law
In Oregon, child custody and visitation are related but different concepts. A parent can have full custodial rights, but limited ...
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/ Family Law
In any type of case hiring an attorney is an important decision. Finding the right Divorce Attorney or Custody Lawyer ...
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/ Family Law, Latest News
There are only a few circumstances where it could make sense to do your own divorce without a divorce attorney.   ...
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/ Divorce, Family Law
a man with beer in hand and car keys
I’ve been asked more than once, “Why do I need to hire a DUI lawyer?” If you’ve been arrested for ...
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/ DUI Defense
Business Suit
Remember that this is usually your first and only time to impress the judge or jury.  You want to dress ...
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Child Custody - Child & Parent walking through flowers
In Oregon, there are several types of child custody: sole legal custody, joint legal custody, split legal custody, and physical ...
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Parenting Time Modification - Kid between divorced parents
Any parent should consider parenting time modifications when the current parenting plan is not working well. Here are some examples ...
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/ Family Law, Latest News
Child Custody in Oregon
In Oregon, a Court cannot order joint custody unless both parties agree to it, so if the parties cannot agree, ...
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/ Family Law, Latest News
Child Custody Factors - Boy in Autumn
This is second part of our blog post on What Courts Look at When Determining Custody in Oregon. If you ...
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/ Family Law, Latest News
Ignition Interlock Device for DUI Convictions
How long does the IID requirement continue after a DUI? In Oregon, whether you are in the DUI diversion program ...
Read More
Marijuana DUI - Driving while high
Oregon made marijuana possession for adults legal, but there are still many acts involving weed that are still illegal. Driving ...
Read More
/ DUI Defense, Latest News, Marijuana
50-50 Property Division in Divorce
In an Oregon divorce, property division is not always 50-50. How property gets divided is subject to numerous rules and ...
Read More
/ Divorce, Latest News
Angry and sad young woman looking at cell phone seeing bad text message, email.
With growing concerns of data safety, understand that if you are preparing to file for a divorce, or will be ...
Read More
/ Divorce, Latest News