In addition to the traditional attorney-client model, we also offer collaborative law and mediation services. Both the collaborative model and mediation give families the ability to find solutions that could never be obtained in a courtroom.
For collaborative law, this is done by working with multiple professionals, including financial analysts, child specialists, and mental health coaches, depending on the specific needs of the family. Although each party is represented by counsel, each attorney agrees to work with–not against–the other party’s attorney to come up with meaningful solutions. With multiple professionals involved, the costs are often lower than that of the traditional divorce/domestic partnership/custody model.
When Coming in for Your First Appointment
Below are a few suggestions from our attorneys to help make the most out of your initial consultation.
– Please make sure you bring in the documents we sent to you in the email confirming your appointment.
– Please bring in any applicable court documents in your possession.
– We know it is comforting to have a friend or family member attend your consultation with you, but may we suggest that you come alone. A lot of privileged information is shared during an initial consultation. By having a third party present, such as a friend or family member, there is potential for losing attorney-client confidentiality. Also, a majority of the information shared will be hard for little ears to hear, so please leave any children at home if you can.
Dissolution (Divorce) and Unmarried Parent Resources
Bridges Collaborative Divorce Solutions: www.bridgesdivorce.com
Clark County, WA forms: https://www.clark.wa.gov/clerk/forms
Oregon Law Help: www.oregonlawhelp.org
Oregon State Bar: www.osbar.org
Oregon Child Support Calculator (from the Division of Child Support): http://oregonchildsupport.gov/calculator/index.shtml
Oregon Courts: http://courts.oregon.gov/OJD/