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Yates Family Law, PC - Portland Family Law Attorney
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going separate ways?
Changes Lead To ChoicesYour Expert Guides Through Changing Times

Important Announcement:Yates Family Law, PC has been monitoring and continues to monitor the impact of the COVID-19 virus. Our firm has taken and will continue to take all proactive measures recommended to prevent the spread of the virus within our work environment. Our priority is the health and safety of our employees, clients, and vendors. In light of Governor Brown’s Executive Order 20-12 (“Stay at Home”), effective March 23, 2020, Yates Family Law’s employees and attorneys will work remotely. Currently scheduled in-office meetings will be rescheduled as telephone calls, or face-to-face meetings using the Zoom platform. We appreciate your patience and flexibility in this dynamic time. Please be sure to utilize e-mail as the primary means of contacting your lawyer or paralegal team. Phone access may be limited due to remote work arrangements, but e-mails will be checked routinely by attorneys and staff. Our office will remain open, although working remotely, and we are still accepting new clients at this time.

Experienced Representation in All Family Law Matters

At Yates Family Law, PC, in Portland, we focus on the following areas of family law practice:

  • Divorce Far too much is at stake in a divorce matter to “do it yourself,” including the best interests of your children and the security of your valued assets. Our attorneys remain at your side during challenging times and guide you through the entire process.
  • Custody and parenting time At Yates Family Law, PC, we strive to shield children from their parents’ disputes. Their best interests come first. While we prefer that custody decisions are made outside of the courtroom, we will litigate, when necessary.
  • Parental relocation and move away The impact of a child moving can be earth shattering to the nonresidential parent. Relocations must be done for compelling reasons that are in the best interests of the children.

Contact our experienced Oregon child custody and divorce support lawyers at 503-505-6009 or toll free at 888-899-4319.

  • Child support While the Oregon child support guidelines may appear straight forward, the process is more complex than simply entering numbers into a calculator. Complicated issues may arise in determining a party’s income or whether there are circumstances that would warrant an upward or downward deviation of the presumed support amount.
  • Spousal support In Oregon, there is no spousal support calculation formula, which can make spousal support issues difficult. These matters should be handled by an experienced divorce lawyer. Our job is to provide counsel and advocate for the appropriate amount of support.
  • Modifications and enforcement As life changes, so may a family law judgment. Jobs are lost, ex-spouses remarry, or a teenager may want to live with the other parent. These changes of circumstance, and others, may warrant a modification of the initial judgment. In addition, enforcement of an order or judgment is sometimes necessary to compel a party’s compliance.
  • Division of property Dividing assets and liabilities as part of a divorce often create conflicts and disputes between couples. We handle all aspects of this complex and frequently emotional process, focusing on your best interests and a secure future.
  • Dissolution of domestic partnerships Partners in domestic partnerships may acquire equitable interests in the property of that partnership. We are experts in determining your rights and guiding you through the process of ending the partnership.
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements Taking proactive steps with a prenuptial agreement or securing a postnuptial agreement can control the result of a potential divorce, protect your rights and secure your assets.
  • LGBTQ Family LawAt Yates Family Law, we work with all families. We understand LGBTQ families often have additional hurtles both legal and emotional that are not common in other family law cases. Fortunately, our experienced team is ready to address all aspects of LGBTQ family law cases.

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For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced divorce lawyer, please contact us.