When Coming in for Your First Appointment
Below are a few suggestions from our attorneys to help make the most out of your initial consultation.
– Please make sure you bring in the documents available from our website (please click here).
– Please bring in any applicable court documents in your possession.
– We know it is comforting to have a friend or family member attend your consultation with you, but may we suggest that you come alone. A lot of privileged information is shared during an initial consultation. By having a third party present, such as a friend or family member, there is potential for losing attorney-client confidentiality. Also, a majority of the information shared will be hard for little ears to hear, so please leave any children at home if you can.
Dissolution (Divorce) and Unmarried Parent Resources
Oregon Law Help: www.oregonlawhelp.org
Oregon State Bar: www.osbar.org
Oregon Child Support Calculator (from the Division of Child Support): http://oregonchildsupport.gov/calculator/index.shtml
Oregon Courts: http://courts.oregon.gov/OJD/
Oregon Courts Family Law Self-Help Forms: http://courts.oregon.gov/OJD/OSCA/cpsd/courtimprovement/familylaw/familylawforms.page?
Domestic Violence – General Assistance
Portland Women’s Crisis Line:
Crisis line: 1.888.235.5335
National Domestic Violence Hotline:
Domestic violence referrals throughout the United States
www.NDVH.ORG or 800.799.SAFE (7233)
Child Abuse Reporting Hotline:
Reporting line for all child abuse in the state of Oregon.
Domestic Violence – Shelters
Bradley Angle House:
Columbia County Women’s Resource Center:
503.397.6161 or 877.397.6161
DVRC Monika’s House:
360.695.2655 or 800.695.0167