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Protecting Clients from the Financial & Legal Effects of Divorce

Nobody enters into a marriage expecting it will end in divorce. But when it happens, it is painful on so many levels. Those going through a divorce can experience a mix of emotions — anger, sadness, and confusion, among others. These feelings are more acute when a divorcing couple has children. On top of everything, there are financial and legal ramifications to a divorce that need to be assessed.

If you are going through a divorce in the Portland area, please know that you are not alone — approximately half of all marriages end in divorce. The fact of the matter is that no divorce is easy; however, our mission at Levine Law Center is to make the process as pain-free for you as possible.

Contact our Portland divorce attorneys at (503) 433-8340 today for an honest assessment of your case.

Divorce Matters in Oregon

Asset division, spousal and child support, and child custody are just a few of the many legal issues that may arise throughout your divorce. Once you hire our divorce attorneys, it is our job to be your number one advocate and ensure that your interests are strongly represented, in pursuit of a favorable outcome.

With our experience and skill across all areas of family law, we at Levine Law Center can handle:

No-Fault Divorce in Oregon

Oregon is an exclusively no-fault divorce state. This means that proving fault in the other spouse in order to get a divorce is not an option in Oregon’s divorce laws. Instead, a spouse or couple simply needs to claim that there are “irreconcilable differences” and the marriage is broken beyond repair as a result.

It’s important to note though that faults could be used as a factor to decide matters related to divorce such as property division, spousal support, child custody, child support, etc.

Divorce Process in Oregon

There are a few key aspects to the Oregon divorce process that you should note if you are considering divorce in the state.

Residency requirement – Like most states, Oregon has a residency requirement that a couple must meet in order to file for divorce in the state. At least one of the spouses needs to be an Oregon resident for 6 or more months before the couple can file for divorce there. If the couple was married there, and one spouse resides in the state, then this will also satisfy the residency requirement.

Waiting period – Unlike many states, Oregon does not have a waiting period for a divorce to be finalized after the initial petition is filed.

Basic process – If a couple is filing for an uncontested divorce, then they will file as co-petitioners. However, if it is a contested divorce, then one spouse will initiate the divorce as the sole petitioner. The sole petitioner will file for divorce and the other spouse (or respondent) will be served with the divorce papers. The respondent will have 30 days to respond to the initial petition for divorce.

Contact our firm to learn more about the process for divorce in Oregon.

Oregon Divorce FAQ

How Long Does it Take to Get a Divorce in Oregon?

Every divorce is unique, including how long it takes to be finalized. For a simple, uncontested divorce with minimal property and assets and no children, it may be possible to finalize the divorce in a matter of months.

Contested divorces can take a year or even several years to be finalized. This is because complex divorce cases involve extensive marital property, debts, assets, and/or children. These issues can take a long time to resolve if they are disputed, since divorce court dates are subject busy court schedules.

How Are Assets Divided? Is Oregon a 50/50 State?

When it comes to divorce, Oregon is an "equitable distribution" state, not a 50/50 state. This means that the court will divide marital property in a way that is "fair and impartial", which does not necessarily mean equally. When it comes to asset division in Oregon, it's important to have an experienced, aggressive Portland divorce lawyer on your side.

Learn More About Oregon Divorce Laws

Levine Law Center is not your typical law firm. We take a fresh, innovative approach to divorce, focusing on how we can match our services to our clients’ unique needs. We are confident in our ability to understand and address each client’s immediate objectives and long-term goals.

With the right approach, your divorce just might open the door to a brighter future. Contact our divorce lawyer to find out how.

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    Everyone deserves quality, legal representation. We make it as easy as possible to get you access to a reputable and qualified attorney.

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    When you work with us you're not just a number; we work as a team to ensure your success. 

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    We are conveniently located off of I-205 for our clients in Multnomah and Clackamas Counties, and our attorneys will come out to meet clients that live in Washington and Yamhill Counties.

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    Our priority is your outcome. We take a personalized approach to ensuring your success.

The Levine Law Center Team

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    Andrew Levine

    Founding Attorney

    Andrew created the Levine Law Center to serve the needs of his community. He previously worked on behalf of insurance carriers and employers, but soon realized that regular, hard-working people were getting taken advantage of. Andrew wanted nothing to do with that, and switched sides. Ever since, Andrew has been a champion for the worker and the great people of his community. Andrew has a reputation for his aggressive and tenacious advocacy of his clients. Knowing that his clients and their ...
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    Anthony Stuart


    Anthony Stuart joined the Levine Law Center team in 2019 and is admitted to practice law in Oregon and Florida (presently inactive). He started his legal career in Florida and first started practicing family law alongside a complex business and family immigration law practice. After moving to Oregon in 2015, Anthony established a new law practice dedicated to working with small to medium-sized enterprises on regulatory matters, governmental affairs, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate ...
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    Joseph Katz


    Joseph Katz joined the Levine Law Center team in 2020. In 2012, he began practicing medical malpractice law in New York but moved back to Oregon in 2014 while maintaining a civil litigation and business path. He approaches each client compassionately according to their own needs while zeroing in on clear goals and objectives. Joseph spent significant time in Israel and enjoys running (he ran the New York City Marathon in 2013) and biking the great outdoors with his wife and two young children.
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    Jennifer L. Peckham


    Jennifer is a highly experienced family law attorney, having handled hundreds of cases since becoming licensed in 2009. While divorce and custody cases are common in her practice, Jennifer has also handled relocations, child support and spousal support modifications, dissolutions of domestic partnerships and restraining order cases. Using her Master’s in Education on top of her legal training, Jennifer leverages her experience as an educator to help convey her clients’ narratives. Jennifer is a ...

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