Gray Divorce

Gray Divorce is a term increasingly used for divorces involving couples in long term marriages or couples that are near or past retirement age at the time of their divorce. Just as with other divorcing couples, the reasons that older couples and couples in long term marriages divorce vary. Disagreements about managing finances, infidelity, factors…

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Same Sex Divorce

Same sex marriages have been legally recognized in Oregon since May 2014. Many same sex couples that eventually married in Oregon had been married or otherwise legally solemnized their relationship in another state or country or went through relationship commitment ceremonies before they could be legally married in Oregon. In some cases, the court may…

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Will I Have to Pay Spousal Support?

Alternatively known as “alimony” or “spousal maintenance,” spousal support is often one of the biggest concerns people have when going through the divorce process. The court may attempt spousal support to limit the economic impact of the divorce by awarding temporary support to the lower wage earner for a period of time while he or…

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How to Prepare for Your Consultation

If you’re considering divorce, you should take steps to educate yourself about the process and your rights as a spouse and/or parent. Consider the qualities you should look for in an attorney. Once you’ve made the appointment, there are things you can do to prepare in order to make the meeting as productive as possible:…

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3 Tips for Co-Parenting Through the Holidays

Let’s face it, co-Parenting can be challenging throughout the year, but the expectations of the holiday season can sometimes amplify these difficulties for separating or divorcing parents, and add an entirely new and stressful weight of expectation to these traditional celebrations. The holidays are marketed as a time for the celebration of the family –…

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Article by M. Erica Aquadro featured in the Vancouver Business Journal

An article by our very own M. Erica Aquadro was featured on the Vancouver Business Journal. The article can be read in full by visiting this link: https://www.vbjusa.com/opinion/columns/law-column/four-key-considerations-for-divorce-under-new-tax-bill/ A transcript is below: Four key considerations for divorce under new tax bill A few noteworthy provisions in December 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act could significantly…

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Erin K. Morris Joins Elizabeth Christy Law Firm

Elizabeth Christy Law Firm PLLC is pleased to announce that Erin K. Morris has joined the firm. Ms. Morris brings over six years of experience as a family law attorney in Oregon. She will continue her substantial practice in Oregon and join us in our Washington practice as well. Noted for her exceptional litigation skills…

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