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Seeking stock options and RSUs in a divorce

Stock options and restricted stock units have become a common incentive for employees. There was a ninefold increase in the number of people holding stock options since the 1980s, according to one estimate. These options are valuable assets that should be sought...

Can I include a future windfall in my prenup?

Couples in Portland who own a significant amount of assets prior to marrying may consider executing a prenuptial agreement prior to marrying to protect what they already own in the event of a divorce. However, what if you anticipate a windfall in the future? Is there...

Appraisals may help you in high-asset divorce

The outcome of your divorce's property division process can dictate what your financial wellbeing will look like for years, maybe even decades, to come. This may be especially true if you're facing a high-asset divorce. One reason property division is so challenging...

Understanding spousal support in Oregon

A divorce can cause many types of stress in a Portland resident’s life. They may have concerns about where they will live, and they may worry about what will happen to their kids when their marital relationship ends. For many divorcing parties, having enough money to...

Adoption and your family

Adoption is a beautiful way to complete your family. However, our clients often have questions about this complex process, as well as about how the adoptive relationships could potentially interact with an uncertain future, i.e. in the legal areas of divorce, estate...

When a marriage crumbles during a vacation

Many couples take trips together from time to time, whether they have a large family with many kids living at home, do not have any kids or have adult children who now live on their own. These vacations often help restore a couple's sense of love and even help some...