Contested & Uncontested Divorce

Skilled Oregon Divorce and Family Law Attorney

The Internet offers a number of sites offering do-it-yourself divorces at a nominal cost. When you are in the middle of a stressful situation, the promise of low cost and convenience may seem very attractive — but you should be careful. If your divorce is not handled properly the first time, you stand to lose substantial benefits or pay more to fix the problem later.

Every family is unique, and every family's preferences and financial situation deserves personalized attention. At the Law Offices of Stephen J. Bedor, we have more than 25 years of experience helping families through contested divorce, child custody and child support issues. The decisions you make now will impact you and your family for many years to come.

For a confidential consultation with an attorney experienced in both uncontested and contested divorce, contact our law office in Lake Oswego now.

Why Do I Need an Attorney in an Uncontested Divorce?

In an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse agree or feel you can negotiate a resolution to all of the important issues, including:

Unfortunately, many people who prepare their own paperwork do not have the legal knowledge to protect their rights and interests. The terms of your child support or parenting time agreement may end up being insufficiently defined for them to be enforceable which could lead to an agreement you can't live with or the need to seek modifications of Orders later on.

Attorney Stephen J. Bedor strives to keep cases out of court while making sure clients' divorces are handled right the first time. His experience helps ensure that judgments are clearly worded to avoid misunderstandings and future litigation.

We often handle uncontested divorces for a flat fee. For a confidential consultation with a qualified divorce lawyer, call our Lake Oswego, Oregon, law office at 503-212-4878 or contact us by e-mail.

What Is a Contested Divorce?

A contested divorce takes place in court. The divorcing spouses are not able come to agreement through negotiation, mediation or collaborative law processes, so they need to have a court rule on one or more issues. Those issues could include which parent should have primary custody, what visitation arrangements should be made, who will pay alimony or child support and how much, and how your debts and assets will be divided.

A contested divorce is typically more costly and lengthy than an uncontested divorce due to the costs of litigation, including court costs and attorney fees.

We will work closely with you to resolve any issues you can, then prepare your case carefully in order to avoid unnecessary complications. We will also work to ensure you are not financially disadvantaged while the case is pending. We recommend you prepare yourself by taking steps right away to preserve important documents and account for and evaluate all assets.

Contact us for experienced divorce law counsel. We can help you through either an uncontested or contested divorce so you can make a fresh start.

Law Office of Stephen J. Bedor
4248 Galewood Street
Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Toll Free: 877-611-6793
Phone: 503-212-4878
Fax: 503-699-1811
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