Why You Shouldn’t File Your Own Divorce

Can you handle your own divorce? Maybe. Was your marriage short, with no children or assets? Do you have plenty of free time to look up things in a legal library, find out how and where to get the forms you need, and go to court? In this case, you might be able to...

Looking at the Emotional Ride in a Divorce

Going through a divorce can be as emotionally challenging as other life-changing events, such as the birth of a first child or serious illness or death of a loved one. Expect to experience many emotions as you move through the divorce process. We can offer general...

I Have Been Served Divorce Papers. What Now?

What do I do if I have been served divorce paperwork by my spouse, or I know he or she has filed or will file for divorce? You have only 30 days to Respond Once you have been served, you have 30 days to file a Response with the court. In a divorce action, this...

Status Quo Hearings

What are the courts doing with Temporary Protective order of Restraint and Post Judgment Status Quo Orders? The answer is: whatever they want. Pursuant to ORS 107.139, entry of the TPOR and Status Quo are discretionary, and may be entered by the court if they so...