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Family Law in Portland, Oregon

Patricia L. Thompson, Attorney at Law specializes in handling all types of family law cases around the Portland, Oregon, area. Do not hesitate to contact my office when you need to discuss the details of your case or to receive more information about the legal services I provide.

A divorce, or dissolution of marriage, terminates a marriage and involves the division of assets, allocation of responsibility for payment of debts, and may include provisions for spousal support, child custody, parenting time, and child support.

An annulment can be appropriate if a marriage is invalid, due to one person being married to someone else at the time of the marriage, being underage, or some other problem.

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Legal Separation
Sometimes a person determines that their marriage is not working, but may wish to remain legally married, due to religion or other reasons. Occasionally, there may be a financial benefit to remaining legally married, although often there are financial risks.

Premarital Agreement
It is often advisable for couples to have a pre-marital agreement, also known as a prenuptial agreement, before they marry, which spells out their intentions as to division of assets, separate and joint, in the event of their deaths or a possible future divorce. Couples can also have an agreement regarding their financial affairs if planning to live together without getting married.
Non-Parent Custody or Visitation
Although it is difficult, a non-parent, such as a grandparent, step-parent, or other person who has had a significant role in a child's life may be able to obtain court-ordered visitation rights, or even custody.

Contact my office in Portland, Oregon, to schedule an appointment with Patricia L. Thompson.