Mediation usually involves only one or two professionals who help the parties come to an agreement without the help of the courthouse. If the parties are represented by attorneys, they have the option to bring their attorneys with them or come without them. Either way, the parties are empowered to make their own decisions about their family moving forward without a third party making decisions for them. This too often saves families a lot of money when compared to litigation.
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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/