Passionate Advocacy from an Experienced Attorney
Divorce can be an exhausting and difficult process, especially if children are involved. Tensions are often high and it can be difficult to see how this situation could ever be resolved. Fortunately, with legal help, you can sleep well at night knowing that you have someone in your corner who will relentlessly fight for your best interests.
Attorney Eckstein views herself as a fighter, an advocate, and a counselor for her clients. She helps clients make decisions that will benefit themselves in the long run by helping them picture their lives five years down the road and making decisions backward from there. When you hire our Union County divorce attorney, you benefit from her perspective as well. as her 19 years of legal experience. She is battle-tested and unafraid to take your case to trial if needed. Ultimately, Laura Eckstein Law aims to be your trusted legal advocate and to help you move forward from your present circumstances into a brighter future.
Grounds for a Divorce in Oregon
Oregon is a "no-fault" state, meaning that it is unnecessary to prove that your spouse committed adultery, abandonment, or other similar acts to obtain a divorce. Most commonly, divorces take place when spouses have developed "irreconcilable differences." This is an accepted legal phrase that essentially means you and your spouse are not getting along and that your marriage is beyond repair. Even if your spouse does not want a divorce, you can still request one and the process cannot be stopped just because one party is unwilling to comply.
Uncontested Divorce vs. Contested Divorce
Divorce can be broken down into two categories:
Uncontested Divorce: This occurs when both spouses agree to getting divorced and about all of the terms of the divorce, such as child support, alimony, debt allocation, asset division, and more. This process is typically less drawn out and, therefore, less of a financial burden than a contested divorce.
Contested Divorce: This occurs when one or both spouses cannot agree to get divorced on the terms regarding the divorce. Typically, this process must go to court where a judge will determine the terms of the divorce since the couple cannot come to an agreement.
In some cases, couples may begin the contested divorce, only to reach a settlement on the important terms of the divorce before the case goes to trial. This settlement must begin legally binding and can be reached with the help of a skilled divorce lawyer.
When going through a divorce, it can be common to assume that you are alone in this process. With divorce attorney Laura Eckstein Law on your side, you can rest assured knowing that the legal details are being taken care of and that your case is in capable hands. We will work with you to reach an outcome that takes into account your best interests of any children involved.