Navigating Family Law with Expertise and Skill
We understand that your family is important, that's why our lawyers are
dedicated to providing sound legal guidance through these difficult times.
Our Hillsboro family law attorneys are equipt to handle the following areas, such as:
Family law can feel overwhelming. Our divorce attorneys want to help!
Contact us at (503) 461-5005 to schedule a consultation regarding your family law issue.
The well-being of children is the heart of any custody proceeding. The
best interests of children govern Oregon family law in this area. Whether
married or unmarried, if you are fighting for your child then you need
an attorney that knows the law and understands the emotional impact this
kind of dispute can have on children and parents. That is the kind of
expert and compassionate representation you will find at Cornerstone Law Group
Custody only applies to children under the age of 18. There are two types
A parent with
legal custody has the primary authority regarding things such as school, religion, and
A parent who has primary
physical custody simply cares for the child in their home more than the other parent. Physical
custody is often confused with parenting time, and while the two ideas
are similar, they each have their own legal meanings.
The “best interest of the child” is the primary standard in
Oregon for making legal determinations about child custody. It is important to
consult an attorney about your specific circumstances regarding custody.
Child & Spousal Support
There are many myths about child support, so it is important talk with
an attorney about your specific circumstances before making assumptions.
You can browse the Oregon Department of Justice
website to learn more about child support issues. Child support ends when a child
reaches 18 years old unless the child qualifies as a “child attending
school” under Oregon law. In that case, child support might continue
until the child is 21 years old.
If your spouse makes more money than you, and you have been married for
many years, it may be appropriate for you to receive spousal support.
Other states call this “alimony” and the terms essentially
mean the same thing. There are many legal factors which go into determining
spousal support, but ultimately it is about fairness.
Divorce, or “dissolution,” touches every area of an individual’s
life. It is important to hire a lawyer who can see the big picture and
walk you through tough decisions that will have a big impact on your future.
Going through a divorce will require attention to financial, insurance,
property and family relationship concerns. We believe in working with
you as a team to reach the best outcome possible for your unique situation.
Enforcement & Contempt
Do you have a custody or divorce judgment in place but your “ex”
refuses to follow it? You should consult with an attorney about your legal
options for enforcing the judgment that is already in place. This is particularly
important when you are not receiving parenting time or support related
to your child.
Enforcement or contempt may also be an appropriate legal remedy when one
party has not followed through with important court orders, such as completing
medical or life insurance documents for the benefit of the other party.
Adult name changes can be very straightforward and may not require the
aid of an attorney unless there are unique complications. Many counties
in Oregon have very specific instructions and forms for requesting a name
change for an adult.
However, you should consult a lawyer in order to ensure that you understand
the process before filing for a name change. In a divorce, you may change
your name back to a maiden or other given name by ensuring that it is
included in the divorce judgment.
Changing your child’s name can be very simple or very complicated
depending on your situation, so it is important to consult an attorney
for your minor child.