Yates Family Law, P.C.
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Changes Lead To Choices Your Expert Guides Through Changing Times
Yates Family Law, P.C.
Speak with one of our attorneys today.
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.

Drafting Effective Prenuptial Agreements


When preparing for marriage, a prenuptial agreement may be necessary to protect important interests.— While no one wants to consider a marriage ending before it starts, proactive steps should be considered to protect premarital or family wealth.

At Yates Family Law, PC, in Portland, we draft solid and comprehensive prenuptial and postnuptial agreements for our clients. Our goal is to secure their future, and provide financial peace of mind should a marriage end in divorce.

Do not wait until the week of your wedding to start the process of a prenuptial agreement. We encourage you to take action months before your intended wedding date. You do not want to be involved in negotiations with your intended on the eve of your wedding. Contact us at 503-505-6009 or toll free at 888-899-4319.

An Oregon Postnuptial Agreement Attorney Protecting Your Family Assets

The need for prenuptial and postnuptial agreements often arises to protect money and assets for children from a prior marriage. Other cases involve significant wealth within a family and the desire to protect it from a future ex-spouse.

Spouses suffering from martial strife may consider a postnuptial agreement. Such agreements are identical, in substance, to prenuptial agreements. However, while Oregon courts have enforced postnuptial agreements, they do not have statutory authorization as do prenuptial agreements. It is important to obtain the guidance of a family law attorney expert in such matters.

The prospect of your marriage ending may be the last thing on your mind. You may believe it will never happen to you. As experienced divorce lawyers, we see the difficulties our clients face in property division, financial support and other divorce-related issues — difficulties that could have been avoided with a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement.

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For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer regarding the need for a premarital or post-marital agreement, please contact us.