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Family Law and Divorce Attorneys
Portland, Oregon Location
High-asset divorce litigation for wealthy individuals in
- Multnomah County (including Portland)
- Clackamas County (including Lake Oswego)
- Washington County (including Beaverton)
High-asset family law cases also include higher profile individuals. Arnold Law has experience with the PR issues involved in these cases locally and nationally.
Contact Portland Divorce Lawyers
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After meeting with an attorney, a potential client is offered time to consider what was discussed. Then, after the completion of fee agreements and retainers, our entire legal team aims to work together to meet a client’s needs.
Family Law Attorneys
If you are looking for the best divorce attorney in Portland, Oregon for your specific needs, consider Adam Shelton as a good fit for clients looking for someone to take care of them through the process while also fighting fiercely on their behalf. Arnold Law is known for superior handling of complex financials and complicated custody.
Adam Shelton is focusing on high-conflict custody and high-asset divorce
Adam Shelton is a trusted member of the Jacy Arnold law team which was described in a 2012 informal survey of peers and competitors as “fierce,” “intimidating” and “unyielding”. Now a divorce attorney at the Portland, Oregon location, Adam stands out from the team as combining approachable empathy and reliable craftsmanship with strategic competitiveness, drawing from his experiences in construction, martial arts and team sports. Adam now offers Portland divorce lawyer services backed by years of experience in complex financial and complicated custody cases. Arnold Law strives towards implementing the best strategy in court and negotiations through working harder and knowing more than others in the case. Read more
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Client Feedback for Adam Shelton:
My experience with Adam Shelton at Arnold Law was exceptional — I felt he always kept it real — never led me to believe we could go for something that was not possible, answered all my questions with great explanations, ALWAYS!! returned my calls the same day, and ALWAYS kept me in the loop on what was going on and what the next step would be. I would recommend Adam highly to anyone getting a divorce.
In Portland, Oregon, there is a lot that can be done by a divorce attorney for family law cases to protect assets and better fight for child custody. For instance, the law firm’s legal investigator may be critical for committing witnesses to the truth before they may be manipulated by others. It is not uncommon for witnesses to change their stories a number of times. For divorce lawyers, paying attention to witnesses early is a key strategy.
For a family that owns a business, a business valuation is completed with the guidance of divorce lawyers. A business valuation is often unnecessary when the business is a service without good will, such as a trial lawyer. In the cases of dentists and lawyers you cannot easily sell the business for more than the value of the personal property and accounts receivable. The Arnold Law divorce attorneys at our Portland, Oregon office can determine the necessity of a business valuation for a client’s business. We also have divorce lawyers who may travel in Oregon to your business location.
Hidden asset are a common thing for divorce lawyers in Portland to come across. Our in house investigator can be assigned to commit time to a client’s case to uncover these for a better financial outcome for a client and for our divorce lawyers to use as credibility leverage in court.
Our divorce lawyers working for clients in Portland and throughout Oregon are adept at encouraging clients to think clearly and strategically to protect the best interests of the client. If you are looking for divorce lawyers, be certain that the individual is able to clearly communicate with you and listen to your preferences. There are many divorce lawyers in Portland to choose from and the attorneys of Arnold Law are often chosen as the best match for clients.
For more information about spousal support, child custody, or divorce issues in Portland, Lake Oswego, or Beaverton, call 503-477-7535 or live chat to the right.
Arnold Law – Portland Address:
520 S.W. Yamhill Street, Suite 200
Portland, Oregon 97204-1324
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.