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Issues Oregon Divorce Lawyers (& Their Clients) Should Consider

Oregon divorce lawyers must advise their clients of a long list of complicated legal issues when dealing with property divisions, child custody, spousal support (alimony), and parenting time.

When times get tough for many Oregon lawyers, they tend to turn to family and divorce to supplement their incomes. This is because the total quantity of divorce and child custody cases is very large and is easy for attorneys to dabble in during slow times…with often disastrous results for the unwitting clients.


Divorce and custody is a specialty because the breadth if issues is very large, ranging from dividing businesses to real estate to psychological examinations. The list goes on and on. The Eugene, Oregon based divorce lawyers of Arnold Law are in high demand around the state in complex divorces and high conflict custody cases because we are experienced and knowledgeable. We have a team approach that can tackle the complex cases when inexperienced lawyers or sole practitioners are often confused about what are even the real issues in the case.

Oregon Divorce & Money

Equitable Property Division (Protecting Non-Joint Assets)
Business Owners (business valuations)
Retirement Accounts (401k, IRAs, PERS, Military) – QDROs
Spousal Support / Alimony (maintenance, compensatory, transitional)
Tax Consequences
Bankruptcy (pre-filing, during, or post-divorce)

Children & Divorce

Child Support
Which State for Custody? (Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act: UCCJA)
– Child Custody (Legal, Joint), Custody Evaluations
– Parenting Time, Visitation (agreements or court-ordered)
– Relocating the Child (Parents moving out-of-county or out-of-state)
– Father’s Rights | Men’s Rights
– The Rights of Unmarried Fathers and Mothers
– Paternity Disputes (Unmarried Fathers)
– Stepparent Adoptions
– Grandparents Rights (Custody, Visitation)

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The Process of Oregon Divorce

– Modifying previous divorce or custody judgment (child and spousal support, custody)
– Trial vs. Mediation (Settlement Agreements)
– Uncontested Divorce (Document Preparation)
– Domestic Violence (Abuse of a Parent or Child)
– Domestic Partnerships (Relationships as a Contract)
– Effects of dating someone new during divorce (on yourself, on custody, on “waste”)
– Post-Divorce Will and Trust Revisions
– Prenuptial Agreements (“Prenups”)
– Other Criminal Issues (Sex Abuse, Measure 11)

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  • Representative Cases


    Custody - Alienation by Mother

    Mother filed false stalking order against father. We won custody for father by showing that mother was making false accusations to gain advantage in the custody case.

    Hidden Asset Divorce - Tracking down values of foreign corporations

    Jacy Arnold represented wife. Discovery from husband appeared to be missing many documents and assets. Motions to compel were granted and Jacy was able to track down foreign corporations hidden by husband, stretching from the Netherlands to southeast Asia. Result: Substantial financial settlement was obtained for client.

    Father’s Rights—Parental Alienation with a Bumpy Past

    Obtained custody for Father after Mother filed a frivolous restraining order against Father and absconded with the children from Oregon to prevent Father from having contact with the children. Of special importance in this case was Mother and Father’s history of domestic violence and drug abuse. Father had completed his probation and treatment, and had achieved many months of sobriety. We were able to show the court through multiple hearings that he had been rehabilitated, had prepared to be the primary parent and was acting in the children’s best interests by seeking custody. We were able to get the restraining order dismissed, safely retrieve the children and return them to Oregon, and obtained orders to both safeguard Father’s relationship with the children and protect the family from future drug use and domestic violence.

    Father’s Rights—Abusive Wife Flees with baby

    Obtained custody for Husband and a safety focused parenting plan restricting Wife’s access after Wife disappeared from the marital home with the parties’ one-year old child. Wife had a history of drug and alcohol use, and had previously physically abused both Husband and the child. Ms. Gardner helped Father obtain emergency custody of the child under the Immediate Danger statute, located the child, and coordinated with law enforcement agencies and the Department of Human Services to safely bring the child home.

    Father flees with children to Oregon—conflicting jurisdiction

    In a contentious California divorce, Husband took the children for a short visit and then fled in secret with the children to Oregon, where he filed for divorce and custody of the children despite a pending divorce case in California and previous orders from the California court granting mother physical possession of the children while the case was pending due to past abuse by Husband against Wife. We helped the frantic Wife safely retrieve the children, and convinced the Oregon court after multiple days in trial to stay the custody proceeding in Oregon pursuant to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), allowing the California case to proceed. Wife returned to California safely with the children.

    Special Needs Parenting Time

    The years of physical and verbal abuse against Mother by Father adversely impacted the parties’ high functioning special needs child, who as a teenager began to exhibit alarming violent and sexualized behaviors at school as well as regression in communication and hygiene when Father sought to enforce his parenting time after an absence of several years. At trial, Father disputed the child’s diagnosis and blamed Mother for the child’s sexualized behavior. With the support and information provided by the child’s school teachers, therapists, community support group and friends called by Arnold Law to testify at trial, the Court crafted a child-centric parenting plan for the benefit of this troubled teen and ended Father’s cyclical aggressive contact with the child.