Congratulations to Jennifer Peckham

Congratulations to ECLF attorney, Jennifer Peckham, on being approved as a Judge Pro Tempore in the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon to serve as a settlement judge in Multnomah County!

ECLF Now Providing Mediation

Elizabeth Christy Law Firm is pleased to announce that seasoned attorney, Austin Batalden, is now providing mediation services for family law cases as well as drafting and filing services. For more information please contact us at (503)847-2900 or Remote conference solutions are available.


Guidance & Recommendations for Parents Affected by Stay-At-Home Order

Definition of Spring Break, Summer Break/Vacation or Holidays: While the schools are closed, parenting time shall continue as if the children are still attending school in accordance with the school calendar of the relevant district. “Spring break,” “summer break/vacation” or other designated holidays, means the regularly calendared breaks/vacations or holidays in the school district where the…


A Message to our Present Clients, Future Clients and Colleagues

The federal, state and local governments along with the Judicial system are trying to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are all facing difficult new challenges during this time. At the Elizabeth Christy Law Firm, we are taking steps to keep our offices sanitized and we advise staff members who do not feel well…


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…


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…


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…