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Eugene, Oregon, Divorce Attorneys

A divorce or dissolution of domestic partnership is definitely one of the most unpleasant things to happen in anyone’s life. The world seems to be falling apart and the thoughts of an uncertain future hurt you almost every day and make daily life pretty difficult. Getting answers from an experienced Oregon divorce lawyer goes a long way in allowing you to prepare for the future. Oregon divorces can be very complex and contain many complicated issues.

Picking a divorce attorney can often be a tougher choice than picking a spouse.  You can divorce a spouse.  You cannot undue a bad trial or poor settlement.  You and your attorney need to be a great fit. You need to trust one another.

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Settlement vs. Trial

The attorneys at Arnold Law believe that the best result for any divorce client is to achieve an amicable settlement of the case which is easy to live with for the clients for the rest of their life.

Since divorce cases are most critical for life, it is for your good that you hire a lawyer who has trial experience in the courtroom. Any lawyer who does not have experience in the courtroom cannot tell you what can possibly be the outcome of a settlement issue if it is not accepted by the other party. Our attorneys actually try cases in court so they know what can possibly be the outcome in a case like yours or what can happen at the trial.

Arnold Law’s founding partner, Jacy Arnold, was rated one of the best Oregon family law lawyers in the state of Oregon. [Click here to meet our legal team.]

Every Oregon divorce case is of a different nature, and has different results and implications. Due to our immense experience in dealing with divorce cases, we know what can be the possible reaction of Lane County judges in a specific case. That way you can expect a close-to-reality recommendation about what can happen with your case if it goes to trial in Lane County.

Oregon Spousal Support: Will I receive or have to pay it?

The laws in Oregon do not specify the amounts of monetary settlement for spousal support, but there are certain spousal allowances streamlined and recognised by the law (compensatory, transitional, and maintenance). Generally, the circumstances where support may be appropriate are guided by case law rather than statutes. Different Lane County judges react differently to different spousal allowances. Because our attorneys try lots of Oregon divorce cases, they can maturely guide you on the advantages and disadvantages of settling a spousal support issue with your partner or taking it to up in litigation.

Complex Assets Divorce

High-asset divorce cases are of a different nature altogether. These involve settlement of complex assets like cash-based income, retirement accounts or closely-held corporations. Most commonly these issues become the reason for unfair and unpleasant results between the parties. Our attorneys have dealt with mysterious bank transactions and voluminous records. They have an eye for errors and attention to detail. They can effectively work out equitable outcomes for both parties owing to their vast experience in litigating complex asset divorce cases as well as complex commercial litigation in Oregon.

Do you know the Top-25 most commonly hidden or “forgotten” assets?

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  • Bond or deposit for country club
  • Unused vacation, sick leave
  • Patents, copyrights, royalties
  • Income tax capital loss carry-forwards
  • Income tax charitable contribution carry-forwards
  • Marketable government licenses (radio licenses, rafting/river licenses, commercial fishing quotas)

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Military Benefits

Divorce cases that involve military families need even more intense and sophisticated lawyers, because in these cases even the language of judgement is also scanned with equal attention. Additionally, there are several unique avenues to acquire information relevant to the dissolution.

Post-Divorce Modifications to Your Will

Our firm can also assist clients in modifying or updating their Oregon wills to better reflect an estate plan post-dissolution of marriage or even during the pending divorce case.

If you or someone you know in Eugene or throughout the Willamette Valley needs the assistance of an experienced divorce lawyer, contact the attorneys at Arnold Law Office today at 541-338-9111. Our attorneys have a wealth of information at their fingertips, including that of managing partner Jacy Arnold, who was recently rated one of the best Oregon’s best lawyers under the age of 40.

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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.