One Central Oregon Family Law Attorney’s CLE Perspective I recently attended the 2015 Family Law Annual Conference held in Lincoln City, Oregon.  There were over 700 family law attorneys present.  The conference provided an excellent opportunity to talk with lawyers all over the state.  We attended classes on a range of subjects: vocational experts and spousal support cases, Deconstructing the Process of Conflict:  How to Support Clients  Without Losing Yourself, QDROphenia, Legalization of Marijuana and the Impact on Family Law, Elder abuse, Social Media and family law, Enforcing Judgments, Taxes in a Dissolution Case, Third party custody cases, Ethics, Parenting time – birth through age three and finally a legislative update as well as aRead More →

Parent’s Guide to Confusing Family Law Terms Clarification of the Most Commonly Confused Terms in Family Law People are often confused about terms used in the family law arena. I have prepared this guide to help clarify some of the family law terms I hear confused most often. By clarifying I hope to help your family to a healthier more positive and peaceful resolution. Please share this guide to confusing family law terms with any parents considering divorce or separation. Sole & Joint Custody I often hear, “I want sole custody so that I can have my kids more often”. The terms sole and jointRead More →

Untold Secrets of Collaborative Law I recently attended a conference in Portland called, “Secrets of a Satisfying Family Practice”. The conference was attended by attorneys and mental health professionals committed to helping people through divorce without litigation. We learned all about collaborative law which involves bringing in professionals to help couples through the process in a constructive, non-hostile way. Professionals involved may include divorce coaches, accountants, child therapists, etc. I attended classes on how to work with other attorneys on cases specifically attempting to keep them non hostile. It was a breath of fresh air to be with other committed professionals, who believe as IRead More →