Family Law Services

Primarily Serving Clackamas, Multnomah & Washington Counties

Family Law Services based in Oregon City

Serving West Linn, Lake Oswego, Portland and beyond

“Family law” is a broad term that can include divorce, parental rights, child support, property division, spousal support (alimony), and more. Laidlaw Family Law can support you as you move through the legal system to resolve your family’s issues. We’re in your corner. With our solid experience helping families both in court and out of court, we’re the strong partner you need to navigate these difficult waters. 

How We Can Help

Divorce in Oregon

Divorce is scary, but it’s important to know that you have options. Our team is in your corner. No matter which path is best for you and your family, we can give you the knowledge and support to make the best choices possible. Whether you need a strong advocate to tackle court-based litigation, or a compassionate and creative problem-solver to help craft an out-of-court settlement, we have a team to help. Keep reading to learn more about the options of collaborative divorce, mediation, and litigation.
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Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative divorce is the modern, holistic way to divorce. Many families choose to forego the old-style option of adversarial litigation and instead use a process that considers the many unique needs of their entire family. With collaborative law, both parties work together to reach an agreement that is best for everyone, with the guidance of lawyers and invaluable help from other family law professionals.

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Mediation is required for almost every family law matter. Our mediators have a great track record in helping parties settle even the most difficult disagreements. You need a mediator with creative problem-solving skills and solid experience in family law. Mediation works well for those that want to control the outcome of their case, save on costs, and resolve their case quickly, with as little conflict as possible.

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Litigation and Court 

Especially difficult and high-conflict cases often end up in court. If your case requires litigation, we’ve got your back. Our skilled trial attorneys protect and guide clients throughout the court process. Don’t embark on this journey alone; we’re here to help.

Help with Document Drafting and Self-Representation

Sometimes help is best served in small doses. If full-scale legal representation is more than you need, our team is here to help. Our professionals can guide you through smaller pieces of your case, based on your unique needs. We can help you plan and prepare to represent yourself in court, drafting your own DIY paperwork, or review court documents to ensure they are done right. Don’t embark on this journey alone; we’re here to help, whether your needs are big or small.

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements and Relationship Agreements

Relationships are complicated. Sometimes the best way to ensure a good marriage is to create legal documents to help establishing important boundaries. Our detail-oriented professionals understand the many needs couples have in navigating relationships.

Family Law Services based in Oregon City

Custody & Child Support

With the right attorney by your side, you can preserve and protect what matters most to you. As your advocate, we help in attaining the best outcomes for you, your children and family as you navigate custody agreements, child support payments, and other arrangements. To preserve your rights as a parent and protect your children, we encourage you to schedule a consultation.

Learn more on our Child Custody Page

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