Divorce Options

Primarily Serving Clackamas, Multnomah & Washington Counties

Divorce Attorneys in Oregon City

Laidlaw Family Law is your partner in the legal system. We take steady and consistent action to reach beneficial agreements for you and your children. We focus on keeping important connections intact while advocating for your future and protecting your rights. 

If you are unsure of your next steps as you pursue divorce, we can help. Start with a consultation. 

Divorce in Oregon | What to Expect

The litigation process in Oregon follows a somewhat predictable path. Here are the basic steps you can expect during your divorce:

Start the Process
  • Hire a divorce attorney.
File a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage
  • Your lawyer will help you prepare and file for a Dissolution of Marriage that meets all the legal requirements.
Wait Up to 30 Days for a Response
  • Your spouse must respond within 30 days. 
  • Negotiations, mediation, and even court may be required at this stage to settle outstanding issues like child support, alimony, and dissolution of property.
Finalize the Divorce
  •  A judge will sign the final Dissolution of Marriage and rule on any remaining issues. 
  • The length of this final stage can take several weeks or several months, depending on the complexity of your case.
Schedule a Consultation

With decades of combined experience traveling through the legal system, you can count on Laidlaw Family Law to represent your best interests and pursue pathways that benefit your family. Schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys in Oregon City today.

Divorce Attorneys in Oregon City


Mediation is a way to resolve disputes respectfully without going to court. Mediation is required for nearly all family law cases, with few exceptions. At Laidlaw Family Law, we have skilled mediators that help address all types of cases. We help parties identify specific problems, communicate their concerns, and find common ground to reach a voluntary agreement. 

Learn more over on our Mediation page.

Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative divorce is the modern way to dissolve divorces respectfully without going to court. The process involves a team of specialists trained in the important areas that impact divorcing families. Collaborative law can be a good fit for divorces, custody and parenting time agreements, and even non-family law matters.

Learn more over on our Collaborative Divorce page.

Family Law Services based in Oregon City

Experience You Can Trust

We know you are facing one of the most difficult times in your life. We’re ready to steer you toward a brighter future. Your case is important to us. Start with a consultation so we can learn more about your situation and how we can help.

Schedule a Consultation