Divorce And Family Law Experience You Can Count On

The Law Office of Stephen Bedor offers constructive divorce and family law advice and action. We take the time to explain your rights and options so you can make the best choices for you and your family. Whether you decide to resolve your situation through discussions, negotiated agreements or in the courts, we will support you through these difficult decisions and represent you effectively. Understanding that all families are unique, special and important, we strive to achieve the best possible results for our clients.

Attorney Stephen J. Bedor has more than 30 years of experience in family law. He can help you take charge of your future, protect your financial interests and ensure your children's welfare during a divorce or any family law matter.

Experienced Divorce And Family Law Counsel

At the Law Office of Stephen J. Bedor, we provide comprehensive services in divorce, family law and related areas.

Divorce, whether it is contested divorce or divorce without conflict: When it is time to restructure your family situation, you can depend on Stephen Bedor to protect your interests and help manage costs wherever possible:

  • Property division: Whether you have a simple marital estate or are involved in a high-asset divorce, we know how to obtain an equitable distribution of all marital assets and debts. Our experience includes evaluating real estate in a declining market.
  • Military divorce: We represent members of the armed services and their family members whether they reside in the Portland area, elsewhere in the U.S. or abroad.
  • Spousal support: We will craft a persuasive argument to achieve your goals, whether you wish to receive alimony or limit the amount you must pay.
  • Child support: Attorney Stephen J. Bedor can help whether you want to establish, modify or enforce a child support order.
  • Child custody and parenting time: Judges have a great deal of discretion in child custody, so the skill of your attorney is particularly important.

Family law issues, whether they are related to divorce or separation, an effort to create a new family or an effort to provide for your family in the future:

  • Modification of orders: Court orders remain in effect unless you take legal action to change them. Call us if you need to modify your child support, child custody or spousal support (alimony) because of substantial changes in your circumstances.
  • Parent or child relocation: Don't pick up and move with the kids without first discussing your plans with an attorney who can give you authoritative advice on your rights and options. If you or your children's other parent already lives out of state or abroad, Mr. Bedor can assist you in dealing with the proposed modification of an Oregon judgment. If you have questions about which court has jurisdiction over your parenting order, Mr. Bedor can assist you with those as well.
  • Restraining orders: We use the law both to protect victims of domestic violence and to defend the rights of those who are unjustly accused.
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements: When there is a large disparity in income or when complex estates are involved, these marital agreements can clarify the situation.
  • Domestic partnerships: We can advise you about the law and set up the legal framework to give unmarried couples many of the same legal rights as married couples. Know how domestic partnership law affects you before seeking benefits for someone you live with.
  • Legal separation: We help you resolve all issues, from property division to child custody and support issues.
  • Adoption, including stepparent adoption: We prepare the legal groundwork for uniting your family through adoption of your spouse's children from another relationship.
  • Paternity: We represent both fathers and mothers in establishing or challenging claims of parentage.
  • Alternative dispute resolution, collaborative law and mediation: These alternatives to litigation can help couples avoid the time and expense of court.
  • Estate planning: We help individuals and families write effective wills and create trust agreements. When circumstances change — divorce, the birth or adoption of a child, or the establishment of a domestic partnership — we also help clients revise their estate plans.

Committed To Helping Clients Through Difficult Times

When difficulties arise in a family relationship, it can feel like your whole world is coming apart. That is why our firm's commitment to you is as much about providing great personal service as it is representing you in negotiations or court. We offer our clients:

  • Prompt return of phone calls and email by either attorney or staff
  • Hours of business Monday—Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • After-hour appointments
  • Detailed monthly billing statements
  • Major credit card payment options
  • Free parking
  • Comfortable environment

To arrange a consultation about your divorce or family law issue, please contact our office in Lake Oswego, south of Portland at 503-212-4878.