Is it fair?

Every client I met with today was dealing with a different set of concerns, questions and needs. Every client I met with today had one question in common: some variation on “what is fair” in their divorce. I recently had the privilege to attend a class put on by the association of Collaborative Law Attorneys. …

Uncontested Divorce

Kitchen Table Divorce Uncontested divorce (or “Kitchen Table” divorce as it is sometimes called) is often a good fit for clients who have at least some agreement about what the terms of a divorce should be. The term Kitchen Table divorce refers to the parties finding some place they can sit down together (often a …

Unbundled Legal Services – What?

One of the services offered by Oregon Legal Resolution Services is unbundled legal services. Unbundled legal services are sometimes called limited scope representation or discrete task representation, which really does not help much in terms of understanding what they actually are.  Let’s use a restaurant analogy:  you walk into a fancy restaurant and, after you …

Mediation in the Real World

For some people, the word “mediation” brings to mind a scene at the United Nations with men in three piece suits negotiating peace treaties. That is certainly a scene that fits under the mediation umbrella. For families in crisis or going through difficult transitions, mediation looks quite different. Let’s imagine that you are your spouse …