For most people, a divorce is one of the most painful and difficult experiences of their lives. Since we opened our doors in 1999, Ridehalgh & Associates, LLC, Attorneys at Law has been helping people identify and defend their primary concerns in both contested and uncontested divorces. We protect your interests through effective and practical advice, negotiation and litigation. Our lawyers also take the time to explain your options and answer any questions you may have along the way.
In an uncontested divorce, all of the details are negotiated outside of the courtroom. Final agreements on things like child custody, child support, spousal support and property division are made during meditation or negotiations. Often, both sides will have a lawyer looking out for their best interests throughout the process. Ultimately, all decisions are made by the couple, not the judge.
A contested divorce is settled through the court system. Each side presents arguments before a judge. The judge makes the final, legally binding, decisions on everything from child custody to property division. With extensive experience in both civil and criminal litigation, our lawyers will aggressively protect your interests and pursue your legal goals.
Practical Assistance and Enforceable Solutions
Many people do not realize how complicated a divorce can be. Even an uncontested divorce involves locating a large number of documents and detailed financial information. Additional details must be addressed when there are additional complications surrounding issues with children, assets, pets or domestic abuse. Our staff will assist in gathering the appropriate information for every aspect of your divorce.
We are determined to establish legally binding court orders that are both practical and enforceable such as:
- Child custody
- Child support
- Spousal support
- Establishing restraining orders
- Modifying existing restraining orders
Experienced Beaverton Child Custody Attorney
Ridehalgh & Associates, LLC, Attorneys at Law in Hillsboro, Oregon, will arrange interpreters for most languages, including American Sign Language (ASL) and Russian. A staff person fluent in Spanish is available to assist when needed. Hablamos español. Contact us at 503-388-4031 to arrange a consultation with an experienced Hillsboro divorce attorney.