7 Things You Should Bring to Your First Meeting with a Family Lawyer

If you have decided to retain a divorce attorney, you can help save time and money by gathering important legal and financial documents together before meeting with your attorney. Doing this ahead of time gives your attorney an immediate and useful overview of the property and assets likely to be at issue in your case. These documents include: 1. Tax returns. All federal and state income tax returns filed by either you or your spouse for the last three calendar…

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Alimony Basics

During a marriage, parties create a life together, dependent on one or both of their incomes.  At times, it is appropriate for the court to order one person to pay the other spousal support, or alimony.  Spousal support may be limited in duration, or indefinite. There are three types of spousal support under Oregon law: Transitional spousal support:  This is awarded in a circumstance where someone is pursuing training or education to reenter the job market or advance his or…

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A New Venture

Over the past few years, my practice has evolved into a thriving family law practice, and I am proud and grateful for all the clients who have placed their trust in me to help them through some of the toughest times in their lives. As part of that evolution, I am happy to announce that as of April 2017, Summer Family Law is reopening its doors as a solo practice. This transition will be seamless for clients and will in…

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