The focus of the practice is family law, which includes divorce, custody, domestic partnerships, child support modification, spousal support modification, custody and parenting time modification, and civil name changes.
Options for Divorce
- Custody Issues
- Domestic Partnerships
- Child Support
- Spousal Support
- Property Division
We work 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.
Pre & Postnuptial Agreements
Often people think of prenuptial agreements in negative terms that are predicting the end of the marriage. In reality, prenuptial agreements can act as a form of premarital counseling. They force people to think about and discuss how they plan to spend their money, how they plan to work together on saving for retirement, if/when they plan on having kids, and what would happen if one of them wants to stay home with those children. Prenuptial agreements can spark conversations that are helpful long term for keeping the marriage together.
Many people decide not to get married, but plan on living together, sharing expenses, and sometimes purchase a home or vehicle together. This can be tricky if the parties later separate, because the Court does not have the authority to divide their belongings the same way it does if the couple were married.
Legal Coaching with Kehoe Family Law only requires clients to come in when they need to. It is a pay-as-you-go model, which can be more cost-effective and gives the clients more control over their total costs. While we sometimes take a retainer for these services, the retainer amounts are much lower than they would be for a traditional case.
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/