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Changes Lead To Choices Your Expert Guides Through Changing Times
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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.

Putting the Best Interests of Children First


Shielding children from the tension and disputes between parents is a top priority at Yates Family Law, PC, in Portland. Divorce is damaging to the lives of the children when their mothers and fathers engage in a bitter battle. Custody of your child is about your child’s quality of life

You do not have to resolve child custody disputes in a courtroom. We want you to make decisions that benefit you and your children now and after your divorce or other matter is concluded. Contact us at 503-505-6009 or toll free at 888-899-4319.

An Oregon Parenting Time Lawyer Helping You With Peaceful Resolutions

At Yates Family Law, PC, we do not promote the use of children as pawns to gain an advantage in a dispute. Going before a judge is expensive and can be unsatisfying. When either parent steps inside the courtroom you no longer control the decision-making process that impacts your kids. We strive to resolve disputes concerning children outside of the courtroom.

Mediation is not only an opportunity to take control, but also help facilitate a better relationship with the other parent. That foundation of cooperation helps to resolve many future problems and reduces the likelihood of returning to court. Peace and common understanding can go a long way toward the emotional well-being of your children.

While we are proponents of negotiation in the best interests of the children, our attorneys are ready and equipped to litigate child custody and parenting plan disputes. Our focus in the courtroom is to successfully advocate for the best interests of your children. Contact Us

For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer regarding a child custody matter, visitation rights or interstate child custody conflicts governed by the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), please contact us.