Adding another member to your family through adoption or assisted reproduction is a transformative experience for everyone involved. For families, the process can truly be a lifelong journey. We have extensive experience helping families navigate the complicated legal issues surrounding adoption and assisted reproduction in both OR & WA.
Gevurtz Menashe attorneys represent and counsel clients at all stages of the appellate process. Contact us today at 503-227-1515 or online to schedule a consultation.
With regard to legal responsibility for a child (custody), the same rules apply to a grandparent as to any non-parent. Please see our page on Stepparent and Co-parent Rights. If you would like to learn more about your legal rights as a Grandparent, give us a call at 503-227-1515 or contact us online.
Attorneys at Gevurtz Menashe represent children in both family law cases and in juvenile court. In family law cases in Oregon, a child’s attorney is sometimes appointed by a judge to protect the child’s rights when the child testifies as a witness or appears to be “stuck” in the middle between warring parents.
Over the years, the legislature has refined many aspects of how child custody cases are handled. In fact, several of our own lawyers helped to write and refine many of the laws that now govern child custody and visitation (now legally referred to as “parenting time”) in Oregon.
If you have a child with someone you are no longer in a relationship with, there may be custody, parenting time, and child support issues. Child support is ordered in divorces with children but also in cases where the parties were never married if they are no longer residing together.
The "contempt of court" procedure is among the methods available to enforce a court order when someone knows what they are required to do but chooses to do otherwise. Most court orders may be enforced by means of a contempt of court action. Our attorneys can help discuss your options.
Divorce is the legal process of dissolving a marriage between two people. A divorce can encompass many of the practice areas involved in family law- including asset and debt division, child custody, parenting time, and spousal and child support. We're here to walk you through the process.
There are several circumstances in which either formal or informal guardianship of children may be appropriate. Whether a child needs to be temporarily in the custody of someone other than their parents, or a more long-term placement, guardianship may give the authority to provide for the child.
When it comes to family law, there’s no question that cases with large assets bring complexities and challenges.Our attorneys have experience litigating, arbitrating, and mediating high-asset divorce cases.
Our family law attorneys have many years of experience working on child custody cases—whether here in the Northwest, nationally, or abroad. Contact us today.
Gevurtz Menashe's international family lawyers have the knowledge regarding family planning, child custody, and divorce in OR and WA. Get a consultation!
Juvenile dependency cases often arise when DHS has concerns regarding the care a minor child is receiving from parents or other caregivers and, as a result, questions whether the Juvenile Court should have legal jurisdiction over that child.
People change their names for a variety of reasons. Commonly, upon marriage, one spouse will take the surname of the other spouse. If, later, the marriage is legally dissolved, either spouse may choose to return to a previous name.
When members of the military divorce, it’s important to involve a lawyer who has experience with military divorce and is well versed in the local and federal laws governing such a divorce.
Whether you’re looking for modification help with child support, custody, visitation, or spousal support, our team of experienced family law and estate planning attorneys can guide you through the modification process.
Unmarried parents of a child or children have the same rights and responsibilities as married parents. Legal paternity can be established by the agreement of the biological parents when a child is born, or at any time after the birth.
Relationship agreements, whether premarital, post-marital or domestic partnership agreements, are growing in popularity. Couples are constructing a plan to ensure protection and distribution of their assets when their marriage ends—by either death or divorce.
As the legal landscape for same-sex couples evolves, the need for experienced legal representation increases. Our attorneys regularly advise same-sex couples on OR and WA partnership, marriage planning, divorce, estate planning, incapacity planning, & tax matters.
In some cases, a court will determine whether a child's best interests are served by continuing contact with a third party. If a non-parent can prove that they have served a substantial enough role in a child's life, visitation or even custody may be awarded.
Today, it’s more common than ever for clients to represent themselves in their own legal matters. Because of this evolving trend, the courts are taking steps to make the legal process more accessible, including providing standard forms for pleadings, facilitators to review forms to help reduce error, along with booklets and websites to explain the basics of family law. We can help.
We’ve been leading the charge for more than four decades. In that time, we’ve helped countless families fulfill their dreams and responsibilities. Plus, we’ve bolstered the communities we live in and furthered the legal profession.
Because of our focus, hard work, and skill, we’re held in high regard by our clients and peers. We’re ready to put our family law prowess to use for you.
We have a lengthy track record of wins based on our knowledge, experience, and effort. You can expect the momentum to continue in your favor. We dedicate our resources to help ensure a positive outcome for your legal needs.
We can't stress enough how important it is to have a family law attorney who intimately understands Oregon and Washington regulations and precedents. As a local firm that's steeped in area laws, we can make the process faster and simpler for you.