Family Law and Divorce Attorneys in Oregon
The Law Office of Thomas M. Brasier1001 SW 5th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204
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Law Firm Overview FREE CONSULTATIONThe Law Office of Thomas M. Brasier is an Oregon family law firm committed to providing high quality family law representation at an affordable rate. When possible, we work to reach a favorable resolution through negotiation. In addition to being more cost-effective, this method also allows you greater control over the outcome of your case and helps preserve the integrity of your family.
Any legal issue that impacts your family is deeply personal. Whether you are adopting a child or seeking a divorce, important legal matters that affect the future of your entire family must be addressed. An experienced attorney who understands your needs can guide you through the legal process and help you move on to the next chapter of your life.
At our firm, we understand each family law case is unique. That's why our team listens to your situation and takes the time to learn about your goals and objectives. Regardless of whether your case involves the need for a divorce lawyer, spousal support or another family law issue, we strive to serve as a steady hand, helping you make sound decisions that will shape your family's future. If you choose to move forward with your case, we will be by your side each step of the way. We will keep you informed regarding the status of your case, promptly answering any questions that may arise.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Property Distribution; Parenting Time; Move Aways and Out-of-State Custody Enforcement; Rights of Unmarried Parents; Protective Orders
Areas of Law Description
Our practice includes:
- Contested and Uncontested Divorce
When you and your spouse are unable to agree on aspects of the divorce, our firm will help protect what is most important to you. We will help you resolve issues relating to: Child custody and parenting time; Spousal and child support; and Property distribution. Our team will work hard to protect your interests while striving to minimize the lasting negative effects on you and any children involved. When you and your spouse are in agreement about the terms of your divorce, you are able to dissolve the marriage in a more cost-effective manner. We will draft and review the necessary paperwork to make your divorce final, addressing factors relating to any children, property and support payments. Whether you anticipate a contested or uncontested divorce, it is important that you understand your rights. As Divorce Attorneys in Portland, our firm welcomes the opportunity to discuss your situation over a free phone consultation.
- Property Distribution
Oregon state law requires the equitable distribution of marital property in a divorce. Disputes regarding what constitutes marital property and how much value is assigned to certain items can make dividing belongings difficult. Our firm can help ensure you receive what is rightfully yours by classifying and valuing assets, such as: Small businesses; Primary real estate; Vacation homes; Retirement accounts; Stock options; Inheritances; Gifts; and Jewelry. Certain property, such as retirement accounts and business valuations, require extensive technical expertise. When necessary, our Portland divorce Lawyers work with a network of experts in the finance, business and real estate industries. When you hire our firm for your property division matter, you can rest easy knowing we will serve as your experienced legal advocates, taking into account all relevant factors including potential tax implications.
- Tax Issues in Divorce
When spouses are in the midst of a divorce, they frequently get caught up in the obvious issues. Establishing custody, dividing property and reaching an agreement regarding support payments are the most common concerns. However, many people fail to realize that divorce has tax implications that could potentially cost them thousands of dollars. At the Oregon-based Law Office of Thomas M. Brasier, we understand the tax issues related to divorce. We have the experience, knowledge and skill to help you reduce your tax liability, even in a complex, high-asset divorce.
- Custody and Parenting Time
For parents, losing their relationship with their children would be devastating. When parents do not live together, appropriate custody arrangements are critical. An experienced lawyer can help you develop a plan that fits within Oregon's family laws and meets your needs as a parent. At the Law Office of Thomas M. Brasier we will listen to your story and fight for the solution that is right for your family as a parenting time modification lawyer.
- Move Aways and Out-of-State Custody Enforcement
Any long distance move can be difficult. When that move involves one parent relocating a child to a distant location away from the other parent, the situation becomes even more complicated. Oregon law typically requires the parent who is seeking child custody relocation over 60 miles away to notify the other parent or to obtain a court order. If you are thinking about relocating with your child, or if you believe your child's other parent is planning a move, it is important that you consult an experienced lawyer to learn about your rights. Our firm represents both parents who are interested in moving and who seek to prevent their child's other parent from leaving.
- Separation and Temporary Orders
Are you ready to live apart from your spouse but not ready to commit to divorce? Are you considering divorce but afraid of how you will support yourself and your children while the case is being litigated? Speaking with an experienced lawyer can help you understand your rights and guide you through the legal process. At the Law Office of Thomas M. Brasier, we assist men and women in the Portland area going through legal separation, divorce and child custody actions. Our firm provides trusted guidance with separation agreements and temporary orders designed to protect what is most important to you.
- Support Orders
Support payments can be complex. On one hand, they can be seen as much needed financial assistance designed to help the person receiving the payments. On the other, they can be viewed as a vindictive way to get as much money as possible from the payer. Wherever you stand on the issue, an experienced spousal support attorney at the Law Office of Thomas M. Brasier can explain your rights and build a plan to help you reach your objectives. At the Law Office of Thomas M. Brasier, we have extensive experience representing men and women in the Portland area in a range of spousal and child support matters.
- Protective Orders
Many people do not understand the difference between a protective order and a restraining order. In Oregon, a protective order is designed to shield someone from abuse. A restraining order, on the other hand, can have varied impacts, including preventing one party in a divorce from disposing of assets or awarding temporary child custody. If you or your family is in danger, our team can provide assistance by filing for a temporary protective order. When the court grants this order, which is often done the same day, a hearing will be scheduled. We will represent you at the hearing and serve as an information resource, answering any questions that arise.
We represent stepparents, grandparents, and gay and lesbian couples in adoption. There are many steps we must take to ensure that the adoption is completed as smoothly as possible, including: Explain adoption laws as they apply to your situation; Ensure that the child meets Oregon's requirements to be adopted; Notify everyone with an interest in the child of the intent to adopt; Have home study completed by DHS or ask for waiver; and Complete adoption paperwork properly. Without an attorney, it is easy to make minor mistakes at each step of the process. Unfortunately, you will need to start over if that happens. At the Law Office of Thomas M. Brasier, we will make sure that everything is done properly the first time around to speed up the process.
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