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Great family law clients need and deserve great lawyers.  OneTec Family Law exclusively practices divorce and family law, providing seasoned counsel and guidance through the complex and emotional experience of divorce.

Our full-service Portland family law practice includes divorce, high net worth divorce settlements, legal separation, child custody cases, parenting time matters, child and spousal support matters, prenuptial and post nuptial agreements and enforcement of existing agreements.

We’ll listen to your concerns, questions, and goals, and chart a course to the finish line through mediation, settlement, or a trial.  We are passionate about helping people, and it shows…

If you, or someone you care about is in need of legal representation for divorce or family law matters, don’t hesitate to give us a call or email today, we can help. (503) 770-5555

Divorce in Oregon
Getting a divorce in can be overwhelming, especially when children are involved. Transitioning from living together to separate households means dividing parenting time. This adjustment can be challenging for both parents and children. The divorce process itself is complex, involving various procedures and potential court hearings. However, many cases can be resolved through negotiation and settlement. Consulting with an Oregon divorce attorney can provide valuable insights into potential court outcomes and help facilitate settlement discussions. Some aspects, like child support calculations, follow clear guidelines, while others, such as the parenting plan, may require the judge’s discretion. Mandatory requirements, including filing petitions, completing declarations of disclosure, and meeting other legal obligations, further add to the complexity. Whenever possible, reaching agreements is the preferred approach, but if no resolution is possible, litigation becomes the only alternative.

At our law firm, we specialize in de-escalating conflicts, saving you unnecessary stress and expenses. Our team of experienced divorce attorneys in Portland is dedicated to efficient negotiations, striving to achieve a favorable outcome for you. In the courtroom, we prioritize solution-oriented approaches over personal attacks. Trust us to handle your case with professionalism and expertise.

Legal Separation
A valuable alternative to divorce, legal separation allows married couples to untangle their financial and legal affairs while ceasing cohabitation. With similarities to divorce proceedings, a legal separation empowers parties to obtain comparable relief, including property division, debt allocation, child custody arrangements, and spousal and child support. It’s important to note that despite the separation, the marriage remains legally intact. Many individuals find legal separation preferable due to religious beliefs that prohibit or discourage divorce.

When contemplating a legal separation, seeking guidance from a reputable Portland divorce lawyer is crucial. Family law matters require a deep understanding of legal complexities, attentive listening, effective problem-solving skills, and genuine compassion for individuals facing challenging circumstances. At OneTec Family Law, we specialize exclusively in family law, offering our clients exceptional and empathetic representation. Rest assured, our dedicated team is committed to providing effective solutions for all your divorce-related legal concerns. Trust us to navigate your legal separation with expertise and compassion.

Child Custody
When it comes to your children, fostering a close and nurturing relationship is paramount. In Oregon, custody and divorce cases involving children culminate in a court ruling that determines legal custody and parenting time allocation. The parent granted sole legal child custody holds the authority to make crucial decisions regarding medical providers, education, religion, and the child’s primary residence. Joint legal custody, on the other hand, involves shared decision-making authority. It’s important to note that joint custody requires both parents’ agreement, whereas sole custody can only be challenged by proving a substantial negative change in the custodial parent’s ability to care for the child.

Securing the ideal outcome in custody trials is vital, as modifying the custody designation post-judgment is a challenging process. That’s why enlisting the assistance of experienced child custody attorneys is crucial for success. If you or a loved one is seeking legal representation for child custody, divorce, or any family law matter, our team is here to provide the support you need. With years of experience and a deep understanding of Portland’s family law landscape, we are equipped to navigate complex legal processes on your behalf. Don’t hesitate to reach out today for the compassionate and skilled legal guidance you deserve.

Child Support
Within Oregon’s legal framework, parents bear the responsibility of providing financial support for their children. Interestingly, there are circumstances where parents may be required to financially support young adults under the age of 21, provided they meet specific criteria. The complexities of child support matters often arise in divorce cases, custody battles, paternity disputes, and modifications of existing support orders. To assist with these calculations, the Oregon Division of Child Support has developed a comprehensive child support calculator, accessible through this link. While the resulting figure obtained from the formula is presumed to be accurate, it’s important to note that various “rebuttal” factors can influence the final support amount, adding a layer of complexity to the process.

Prenuptial Agreements
Marriage is a significant milestone, and it’s natural to have concerns about potential challenges, such as divorce and the accompanying spousal support and asset division issues. Many individuals entering into marriage seek a plan to address the division of assets and liabilities in the event of divorce or death. Fortunately, the Oregon legislature has enacted the “Uniform Premarital Agreement Act,” granting couples the opportunity to establish a contractual arrangement regarding asset division, liability allocation, and spousal support in the event of a divorce.

If you’re seeking security and clarity at the outset of your marriage or require a thorough review of a proposed prenuptial agreement, our dedicated team is here to assist you. With our in-depth understanding of Oregon’s premarital agreement laws, we can provide the guidance you need to make informed decisions and safeguard your interests. Start your marriage journey with confidence by reaching out to us today.

Parenting Time
Compliance with parenting time orders is of utmost importance in Oregon courts. When the custodial parent fails to adhere to the agreed-upon parenting plan, the courts offer a valuable remedy known as “Enforcement of Parenting Time.” This legal recourse enables non-compliant parents to be held accountable for their actions. In cases of substantial noncompliance, the court possesses the authority to modify the existing parenting plan, award makeup time to the affected parent, impose fines, grant attorney fees, suspend support payments, and even mandate counseling for the non-compliant parent. The enforcement of parenting time serves as a powerful and targeted tool to ensure adherence to the established parenting plan.

If you or a loved one requires legal assistance regarding parenting time, child custody, divorce, or any other family law matters, don’t hesitate to contact us today. Our dedicated team is here to provide the guidance and support you need. Reach out to us via phone or email and experience the difference we can make in your case, we’re here to help. (503) 770-5555

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