Family Law

Oregon Family Law Attorney Justus McCann understands that dealing with a divorce or other family law matter is a difficult and emotional experience. We are committed to resolving family law disputes with integrity, professionalism, and efficiency. We use a practical, compassionate and business-like approach to address each client’s individual needs with sound legal counsel and representation. We appreciate that our clients will have to live with the manner in which their disputes are resolved long after their cases are finalized and this principle guides our handling of each aspect of the legal process.

Mr. McCann represents a broad and diverse spectrum of clients. As an experienced litigator, he is able to promptly evaluate the issues that must be resolved, and to provide a plan for resolution. For every client, whether dealing with an uncontested divorce, a difficult custody and parenting time modification dispute, or a complex divorce, our goal is the same, to provide the very best service possible to help our clients resolve their cases in a fair, efficient and amicable manner.

The Law Offices of Justus McCann, LLC handles a wide variety of Family Law cases, including divorce, legal separation and annulment, as well as custody, parenting time and support modification and enforcement matters.

If you need an experienced attorney to represent you in your Family Law matter, call The Law Offices of Justus McCann at (541) 344-1930 for a free initial consultation. Prior to your appointment, please download the Confidential Divorce Questionnaire and bring a completed copy to the initial consultation.

Divorce, Legal Separation, Annulment

Under Oregon law, there are three methods available to alter the legal status of a marriage: divorce, legal separation, and annulment. A divorce legally ends the marriage. Oregon is a “no fault” state, which means that either party may seek to end the marriage for any reason, so long as there are “irreconcilable differences” between the parties that make the marriage no longer viable. There are several issues that may need to be resolved as part of the divorce proceedings, depending on the facts of each case. These issues include: property division, child custody, parenting time, spousal support and child support.

A legal separation does not end the marriage. The duration of the separation may be for a fixed period of time, or may be for an unlimited period of time. For the first two years after entry of a separation judgment, either party can seek to convert the separation into a divorce. Generally, legal separations involve the same issues as a divorce, such as property division, support, and custody.

An annulment restores the parties to their legal status as if no marriage had ever taken place. An annulment may only be granted in limited circumstances, where the marriage is either void or voidable. Some of the grounds for annulment include (1) one spouse was legally married to another person as of the date of marriage; (2) consent to the marriage was obtained by fraud; and (3) one or both parties were incapable of sufficient understanding to enter into the marriage contract. An annulment generally involves all of the issues parties typically deal with in a divorce, such as property division, custody and support.

If you need assistance with a divorce, legal separation or annulment matter, contact the Law Offices of Justus McCann at (541) 344-1930.

Custody, Parenting Time and Support Modification

Custody, Parenting Time and Support orders and judgments may be modified following the entry of the order or judgment. In order to modify custody, you must show that there has been a change in circumstances and that the proposed modification is in the best interests of the child. A party seeking to modify parenting time must only show that the modification is in the child’s best interests. In general, a substantial change in the obligor’s ability to pay spousal support, or the obligee’s need for support, is required to modify a spousal support award. Child support can be modified upon a showing of a change in circumstances sufficient to justify the modification.

If you need assistance with a custody, parenting time or support modification matter, contact the Law Offices of Justus McCann at (541) 344-1930.

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