Building A Better Future For Your Family
I believe that a collaborative approach is often the healthiest way for Portland area families to resolve their differences. It is not usually in the children’s best interests to go through the experience of a messy divorce trial. I know that each case is unique, and not all divorces are uncontested, but effective resolution often comes from sitting at a table and negotiating, either with a third-party mediator or simply with the two sides and their lawyers collaborating on an agreement.
This approach generally works best when both sides are committed to an equitable resolution. It is also less expensive than going to court.
I Offer A Wide Range Of Family Law Services
Family law is my focus here at Priscilla Seaborg, Attorney at Law, and I offer the following services. Whatever the needs of your family, I can help you find a positive resolution in the following areas:
- Custody of children: There are different options. I can help you negotiate what is right for your family.
- Divorce: While this is formally the dissolution of marriage, it is also a foundation for families moving forward into the future.
- Child support: The courts have guidelines to ensure that parents support their children, but a lawyer can be very helpful in determining a family’s needs.
- Domestic partnership dissolution: Family units do not always feature a married couple, but sometimes couples who separate have children, pets or assets that merit a formal legal arrangement.
- Domestic violence: I can establish legal protection for you or other family members who are in danger.
- Modifications: Court orders or legal agreements often need modification as circumstances change financially or in other ways. I can help you effectively navigate these changes.
- Prenups: Often preventing problems from arising later on, this arrangement can outline important issues so that the couple has an understanding before they get married.
- Property division: Oregon is an equitable distribution state. This means that the division of assets should be just and proper, which is not the same as a 50-50 split.
- Spousal support or alimony: The arrangement usually considers such factors as length of the marriage, child support responsibilities, employment skills, financial resources of each spouse and other factors.