Gevurtz Menashe

PDX 503.227.1515
WA 360.823.0410


Serving Portland and Vancouver Areas

Facilitating Divorces for the Best Outcomes

Divorce is never easy. It can be legally complex as well as emotionally taxing. The stress and confusion one can experience during this transitional period can take its toll on you and your family.

However, with a capable and caring divorce lawyer at your side, your divorce case can be resolved more quickly and equitably. Our goal is to help move on to the next chapter of your life sooner and with less overwhelm, and as much preparedness as possible.

Gevurtz Menashe’s divorce lawyers have helped countless clients settle their divorces. If you’re in need of representation for your divorce, let us put our experience and history of success to work for you.

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Gevurtz Menashe’s Divorce Services

Given the wide reach of divorce, it’s imperative that yours be handled professionally. In the decades we’ve been practicing law, Gevurtz Menashe has honed skills and racked up experience in numerous areas of family law. This allows us to offer you a range of services before, during, and after your divorce.

Some of the aspects we can help you with include:

  • Child custody and support
  • Residential scheduling or parenting plans
  • Spousal support
  • Property distribution
  • Estate planning
  • Alternative dispute resolution

Our lawyers are also specialized in Military Divorce and High-Asset Divorce!

Should You Hire a Lawyer for Divorce?


Our divorce lawyers are dedicated to family law practice. This means we spend our time deep in the weeds of family law. Because of this, we are uniquely positioned to handle matters related to divorce and can do so with the skill and experience you deserve.

Masterful planning and execution could yield better results in your case. For you, this could mean:
  • Settlement sooner and with less time invested
  • Less stress and hassle
  • Greater confidence in the quality of your settlement
  • More thoughtful or equitable settlement
  • Less overall expense
  • Better provisions made for the care of children
  • Assurance that processes and laws were followed correctly

The Many Jurisdictional Considerations

Divorce laws vary from state to state. In both Washington and Oregon, residency requirements and other factors may affect how documents are prepared and presented to the court.

Consequently, depending on where you’re seeking to divorce, it’s critical to consult a family law attorney who knows the jurisdictional statutes that apply to your situation. 

Here are a few things that we can help you with:
  • Child Custody - Determining who will make non-emergency medical, educational, religious, and other decisions for the children.
  • Child Support - Child support in Washington is determined by the Washington Child Support Guidelines, which ascertains an amount based on the children’s ages and the parents’ net incomes. Oregon operates similarly but has different guidelines to follow.
  • Spousal Support - The court may require a spouse to pay alimony or spousal support to their former husband or wife.
  • Property Division - While married, spouses accumulate important assets and possessions that must be divided when a marriage ends. 
  • Estate Planning - Divorce changes the structure of your family and its assets. Your estate plan needs to be updated to keep pace with your new needs and obligations.
  • Collaborative Law - Collaborative law is a relatively new approach of alternative dispute resolution in which the attorneys and the parties work collaboratively to achieve an outcome that is fair and acceptable to both parties. 

Client & Community Praise Says It All

I highly recommend the Gevurtz Menashe team and specifically Shawn Menashe. While nobody wants to divorce, Shawn and his team followed my desire to stay out of court and coached me in helpful ways to create a fair settlement that worked for me and for my now ex-spouse. He told me up front how much it would cost and it came in under that estimate. When appropriate, he handed me off to another highly capable member of the team for certain pieces of the process. Shawn and team made a very difficult and stressful life situation manageable and I'm grateful.

-Lynn Andrew



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Even “simple” divorces can have a lasting impact on your life, especially if not handled appropriately. However, when you have a Gevurtz Menashe divorce lawyer working on your case and advocating for you, it will feel easier and your likelihood of achieving a settlement that meets your needs will increase. 

The Gevurtz Menashe legal team has practiced family law, divorce, and estate planning for decades and is eager to help you. Get started today by scheduling your consultation — just contact us at our Portland (503-227-1515) or Vancouver (360-823-0410) office or fill out the form on the contact page.

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