It’s difficult when a marriage ends.  The task of sorting out the details can be overwhelming.  It is critical to have an experienced, compassionate divorce lawyer on your side to help you navigate the process and chart the right course for you, and for your family.

Oregon is a no-fault divorce state – couples are not required to prove that either partner was the reason for the divorce.  That does not, however, mean the process will be smooth.  Every divorce is unique, and conflict concerning splitting assets, child custody, and support can make the process emotionally and financially draining.  Alexis Bishop Stern is here to listen and provide the knowledgeable legal advice for helping you transition into the next phase of your life.

There are several avenues for ending a marriage:

  • Mediation – A neutral third-party meets with both parties to help work out a settlement between couples. It is critical to have an attorney involved, as a mediator does not represent your interests.
  • Uncontested divorce – When both parties agree on the terms of the divorce, an uncontested divorce can often proceed efficiently. An experienced divorce attorney can help ensure every contingency is accounted for and prepare the necessary legal documents.
  • Contested divorce – When the two parties can’t agree on terms, divorce proceedings head to court for resolution. This is generally the most time consuming and emotionally draining path to ending your marriage. It’s critical to have an aggressive litigation attorney on your side to vigorously uphold your rights.
  • Annulment/Void Marriage – An annulment voids a marriage, as if it never existed. These issues can be complex, and you should seek the advice of an attorney to ensure your rights are protected.

In some cases, a compromise can be reached without going to trial.  Alexis Bishop Stern has the negotiating skills to vigorously protect your interests during the settlement process.

However, you should never accept an unfair settlement.  Alexis has extensive trial and litigation experience to ensure you are protected.  Her familiarity with Yamhill, Polk and Marion County Courts is one of the many reasons attorneys and former clients recommend Alexis.

If you need a strong Oregon divorce lawyer, call Alexis Bishop Stern for compassionate, knowledgeable legal counsel.