My Approach

As an experienced Portland family law attorney, I take a personal interest in my family law clients, but never lose my professional objectivity when analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of their cases. I will listen carefully to what my clients have to say, and then lay out, in plain English, the various options available to them.

I will weigh many factors when rendering an opinion as to the best way to proceed, including which judge has been assigned to your case, the county in which the case has been filed, the reasonableness of the lawyer representing your spouse/partner, the financial resources that are available to each side of the case, and the likelihood of success.

I have been practicing law for over 30 years, almost exclusively in the area of family law. Call me if you need the assistance of an experienced Portland family law attorney with any of the following family law issues:

  • Divorce
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Domestic Violence
  • Guardianships
  • Legal Separation
  • Visitation Rights
  • Spousal Support (Alimony)
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Property Division and Valuation
  • Move-Away Cases with Minor Children
  • Modification of Child Custody and Visitation
  • Modification of Child Support and Spousal Support
  • Grandparents’ Rights
  • Jurisdictional Issues
  • Paternity
  • Mediation
  • Litigation

As a skilled family law attorney, I have won parenting time cases against big name lawyers at a fraction of the cost charged to my opponent. I am adept at sizing up the winning argument, and I am also careful to advise my clients of the risks involved before proceeding. I usually try to work out a settlement to save my client the expense of trial, but if I believe the other side is not willing to negotiate in good faith, or is making unreasonable demands, I will fight tooth and nail for my client in court. In turn, I will tell my client if I think they are being unreasonable and are at risk of having the judge order them to pay the other side’s attorney fees.

Call Patricia A. Newman today at 503-226-3686, or submit a free case evaluation online.

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