Divorce & Family Law
Let's face it. Dealing with a family law matter can be a difficult experience. I am attorney Shelley L. Fuller, and I can help. From my law office in Beaverton, Oregon, I offer caring, experienced and discreet family law services.
I understand that an important part of being a family law attorney is being a good listener. I am an experienced family law attorney who is easy to talk to and will listen intently. After achieving a clear understanding of the issues, I will work with you to help you understand your options and how your choices will affect you and the children involved.
Family law matters are too important to leave to chance. Speak with an experienced attorney you can trust to protect you and your children. Call my office today at 503-626-1808.
Portland Family Law And Adoption Lawyer
When should you call a family law lawyer? When the well-being of children is at stake, when your marriage is ending and possible financial hardship lies ahead, or when your grandchildren are at risk from drug-abusing parents. When you need help but don't know who to ask to find out your options, contact us, and we will help you navigate the rough waters.
Some of the many areas in family law with which we can assist include:
- Divorce and legal separation
- Stepparent and relative adoptions
- Child custody and parenting time (visitation)
- Child support and modifications in the future
- Spousal support (also called alimony) and modifications in the future
- Division of property and debts
- Modifications to child support, visitation and custody
- Enforcement actions to collect past-due child support, spousal support or medical expenses you paid for your children without the other parent's financial contribution
- Establishing paternity and fathers' rights and obligations
- Domestic violence / restraining orders / stalking orders
- Grandparents' and other psychological parents' rights
- Unmarried couples
Family law generally refers to divorce (dissolution of marriage), establishment or modification of child custody, modification of child support or spousal support, or dissolution of a domestic partnership.
Family law matters are often stressful, but can be less so with the right attorney's assistance. I am experienced in handling these matters in a timely and professional manner. My staff and I are dedicated to providing our clients with sound advice and prompt service.
My law firm has an active family law practice. I am committed to helping you navigate the legal process at each stage — filing the Divorce/Dissolution Petition, representing you at any intermediary ("Show Cause") hearings, representing you in the trial phase, and in any matters that arise afterward. I will be there to answer your questions and advocate on your behalf.
Minimizing Emotional Strain Through Focused And Effective Strategies
I understand that family issues are emotionally charged, and we pride ourselves on taking an empathetic, team-oriented approach in representing our family law clients.
If you have children, it's important to consider the effect divorce or custody litigation will have on them and how to handle parenting children during such times. I am a family law lawyer who always considers how legal strategies will affect children and work to resolve your divorce issues as amicably as possible. The vast majority of the divorce cases we handle are settled by agreement between the two parties and not by a judge.
I stand ready to help with any of these needs, with consideration given both to the emotional and to the financial aspects of your situation. Let me help you with these emotional family law matters.
Children And Our Office. Please make every effort to find child care for consultations or meetings at our office. This will assist us in being able to speak openly with you about your case.
Contact My Law Firm
To schedule a consultation, contact my law firm online or call us at 503-626-1808.
This website is designed to provide the reader with a great deal of information about family law in Oregon. It should not be used as a substitute for advice given by an attorney to a client during an office consultation.