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La Grande Divorce Lawyer

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 La Grande 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.

Contact us today at (541) 444-0830 to learn more about your legal options in a completely free, half-hour consultation. Call now to speak with our knowledgeable lawyer.

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: Contested divorces and uncontested divorces.

Here is the difference between the two:

  • Uncontested divorce: This occurs when both spouses agree to getting divorced and about all 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 getting divorced or on the terms regarding the divorce. Typically, this process must go to court where the judge will determine the terms of the divorce since the couple cannot come to an agreement.

In some cases, couples may begin a contested divorce, only to reach a settlement on the important terms of the divorce before the case goes to trial. This settlement must be legally binding and can be reached with the help of a skilled lawyer.

You’re Not Alone. Call Today for a Free Consultation.

When going through a divorce, it can be common to assume that you are alone in this process. With 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 and the best interests of any children involved.

Call (541) 444-0830 to learn more about our family law attorney in La Grande.