Divorce and Separation
Life happens, and if you find yourself facing a divorce, you should know that you don't have to face it alone. Divorce is difficult, confusing, and sometimes scary, but we at Kuenzi Law LLC are here to help you get through it.
The divorce process can be complicated, and it is almost always advisable to hire a divorce attorney who will help you file all of your paperwork and represent you in the proceedings. If a divorce involves children or financial assets that you're afraid to lose, and especially if the divorce is contested, the knowledge and expertise of a family lawyer familiar with Oregon divorce laws is essential to getting through this difficult process as smoothly as possible.
The first step of the divorce process is to file a petition for the dissolution of the marriage. Divorce lawyers can help people who just want to file the court documents on their own, or they can provide representation throughout the entire proceeding. Hiring a lawyer during the divorce process is essential to the petitioner if their situation is complicated with children, financial assets and/or abuse. In these cases, the attorney's job is to not only file paperwork but to protect their client's legal rights and well-being.
Oregon is a no-fault divorce state, which means that if both parties are at a stage where they can no longer continue in the marriage, that is reason enough to file for divorce. If both parties agree to the divorce, they can file a joint petition, which in many cases is faster and less complicated than when both parties are fighting for children and/or legal assets. If the case must go to court and a judge must make a decision, then the timeline for the divorce will take longer. In the latter case, a lawyer would be beneficial to have in order to make sure that all papers are filed, all laws are being followed and the client's legal rights are protected.
Some people may anticipate a quick and easy divorce, but others are aware that their divorce proceedings may not go as amicably as they would like. Divorce can often bring out the worst in people, especially when children, money, and property are involved. A divorce lawyer will represent their client's best interests and get them what they need out of their divorce. If you have made up your mind to file divorce, call 503.680.7493 to schedule your consultation.
Whether you want help with filing self-help court documents, or you want someone at your side guiding you and advocating for you through this process, we can help. If you want someone on your side who knows the law in Oregon and will give you straight, no nonsense answers, let Sandy Kuenzi at Kuenzi Law LLC help.