Top Beaverton Divorce Lawyers Near You

Priscilla Seaborg, Attorney at Law

Divorce Lawyer | Serving Beaverton, OR

503-417-7744

Your Divorce And Family Law Matters Are Important. Contact Us Today For The Help You Need.

Eaton Family Law and Mediation

Divorce Lawyer | Serving Beaverton, OR

Se Habla Español

503-388-4911

Contact Us for your Divorce Needs Today!

Jeffrey L. Olson, Attorney at Law

Divorce Lawyer | Serving Beaverton, OR

503-974-6896

Serving the Tri-County Area and Beyond for Nearly 20 Years!

Law Office of Scott Niebling

Divorce Lawyer | Serving Beaverton, OR

Representing Oregon And Washington Clients With Their Legal Needs

Carty Boaz

Divorce Lawyer | Serving Beaverton, OR

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Salem Family Law Attorneys Dedicated To Providing The Best Possible Representation To Our Clients.

Goldberg Jones

Divorce Lawyer | Serving Beaverton, OR

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Beaverton Divorce Information

Are You Considering Getting a Divorce?

If you are considering ending a marriage or registered domestic partnership, arming yourself with information is your best first step. A skilled Beaverton divorce lawyer can show you what will occur during a divorce proceeding and legally who is entitled to what.

The Divorce Process

Filing for divorce is the first step, but there are other options throughout the process. Most divorces have many questions as to the division of property and, if you have children, child custody and child support.

Some couples are able to reach an agreement through mediation, others may have to depend on the judge to make the final decision. While the divorce process will vary by state, you will have to file with a family court in your jurisdiction to obtain a final decree of divorce as well as to request child custody and child support payments. Divorce can be messy, so make sure to arm yourself with a divorce attorney.

How an Attorney Can Help

An attorney can often resolve your particular legal issue faster and better than trying to do it alone. A lawyer can help you navigate the legal system, while avoiding costly mistakes or procedural errors. You should seek out an attorney whose practice focuses on the area of law most relevant to your issue.

Top Questions to Ask a Lawyer

  • What is the usual process to resolve my case? How long will it take to resolve this?
  • What are likely outcomes of a case like mine? What should I expect?

An experienced lawyer should be able to communicate a basic "road map" on how to proceed. The lawyer should be able to walk you through the anticipated process, key considerations, and potential pitfalls to avoid. Once you've laid out the facts of your situation to the lawyer, he/she should be able to frame expectations and likely scenarios to help you understand your legal issue.

How will an attorney charge me?

A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:

  • Bill by the hour
  • Contingent fee agreement
  • Flat fee agreement

Depending on your specific legal situation, it's possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.

Common legal terms explained

Affidavit - A sworn written statement made under oath. An affidavit is meant to be a supporting document to the court assisting in the verification of certain facts. An affidavit may or may not require notarization.

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