Jensen & Leiberan

Portland, Oregon Family, Appellate Practice and DUI Defense Attorneys

Jensen & Leiberan

One Lincoln Center
10300 Southwest Greenburg Road, Suite 300

Portland, Oregon 97223

Phone(503) 641-7990
Fax (503) 646-2053

Law Firm Overview

Jensen & Leiberan, founded by attorneys Deanna Ballou Jensen and Margaret H. Leek Leiberan, is a Portland, Oregon area firm that has been cited for family law and appellate law in Martindale-Hubbells Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers 2008, 2009 and 2010. It is one of only two law firms in Oregon listed in the appellate law section and one of only four law firms listed in the family law section of the Register.

Attorney Deanna Ballou Jensen has more than 25 years of experience handling divorce and family law cases. Appellate attorney Margaret H. Leek Leiberan who has been AV-rated under Martindale-Hubbells peer review rating system for over twenty years, is a Harvard Law graduate whose name appears on 146 published opinions and has over 30 years of experience. They are joined in office by two associates, Lee D. Pritchard and Mindy S. Stannard, two legal assistants and a caring and compassionate staff.

At Jensen & Leiberan, we have the resources and skills to ably handle even the most complex and challenging cases. With offices located in Beaverton, our firm serves residents in the Portland area and the Willamette Valley.

Areas of Law

Articles Published by Jensen & Leiberan

 Step-Parent Adoptions in Oregon

A step-parent who legally adopts a child has the same rights and responsiblities as the biological parent. A child who is 14 or older must consent to any adoption.

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 The Difference Between a Legal Separation and a Divorce

A judgment of legal separation does not dissolve the marriage or control a later property distribution if the parties should decide to divorce.

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 Joint Ownership of Real Property Can Create a Partnership

Joint ownership of real property can create a legal partnership even when the creation of a partnership is not the intent of the parties.

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 How Courts Interprete Statutes

Interpretation of a statute involves the application of a series of rules that are designed to determine the intent of the legislature.

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 Testimony of a Child in a Custody or Parenting Time Case

Although children are generally not allowed to testify, they may be allowed to talk to the judge if this is in the child's best interest.

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 Property Division in an Oregon Divorce

Although the division of property in a divorce is controlled by legal standards, it is subject to judicial discretion in the application of those standards to the parties' specific facts.

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