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Wendell L. Belknap
411 5th Street
Oregon City, OR 97045

Tel: 503-657-8946
Fax: 503-655-2775

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Divorce / Dissolution of Marriage


“Divorce,” or “Dissolution of Marriage” as it is technically known as in Oregon, is the process of ending the marriage of the parties and resolving any issues presented as part of ending the marriage and disentangling the parties. As part of a divorce, the court may, and probably will be called upon to divide assets and debts, award custody and parenting time of any children, award spousal and child support, order life and/or health insurance, divide retirement accounts, investments, and stock options, as well as address any other issues presented. These are significant issues that require skills in many different areas of the law. If not handled properly, what should be simple issues can become major problems. And, some mistakes that are made as part of a divorce cannot be fixed at a later time, as the court generally lacks jurisdiction to correct some mistakes, such as distribution of property and/or debts. Because of this, it is almost always advisable to retain an experienced family law attorney. I have been representing both men and women who are going through a divorce since 1985, and have always tried to do so as a strong, but compassionate advocate during what is usually a difficult time in my client’s life. Please feel free to contact me if you wish to schedule a consultation regarding your case.