The state of Oregon has officially recognized gay relationships through domestic partnerships since 2008. Like all people, members of the GLBT community must occasionally end a relationship. Regardless of your orientation, divorce is often one of the most painful and difficult experiences of an individual's life.
Ridehalgh & Associates, LLC, Attorneys at Law has been helping people identify and defend their primary concerns in a divorce since our firm was founded in 1999. We are here to protect your interests through effective and practical advice, negotiation, and litigation. If you have questions or concerns, we will take the time to explain the process and your options.
In an uncontested dissolution of marriage, or domestic partnership, the details are negotiated outside of the courtroom. Agreements made during meditation or negotiations address every key issue, including child support, spousal support, property division and the legal custody of both children and pets. It is not unusual for both sides to have legal representation present throughout the process. Ultimately, all decisions are made by the individuals involved, not a judge.
A contested dissolution of a domestic partnership is settled through the court system. After hearing arguments presented by each side, a judge will make legally binding decisions on everything from child custody to property division. Our lawyers have extensive experience in both civil and criminal litigation. We will aggressively pursue your legal goals and protect your interests.
Practical and Enforceable
Even the uncontested dissolution of a domestic partnership requires locating a large number of documents and detailed financial information. These requirements increase when there are complications surrounding key issues such as children, assets, pets or domestic abuse. Our staff will assist in identifying and locating the information necessary to effectively resolving your divorce.
We are determined to establish practical, enforceable and legally binding court orders. These orders will protect your interests in key issues such as:
- Custody of children and pets
- Child visitation
- Child support
- Spousal support
- Establishing restraining orders
- Modifying existing restraining orders
Experienced Beaverton Same-Sex Divorce 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 domestic partnership attorney.