Bend Family Law Attorneys
Family Law Practice Areas
Divorce and Dissolution
All divorces, also known as dissolutions, involve major decisions that will change your future. It is never an easy or simple process. Get the help of a trusted and effective divorce attorney at the Donahue Law Firm to protect your family, and your financial interests. Our attorneys will fight for you throughout the entire divorce process. Your attorney will act as quickly as possible to limit the financial burden and fallout divorce can bring, while at the same time setting you up for success as you move forward with your life. The divorce attorneys at the Donahue Law Firm are ready to sit down with you, listen to your personal story, and get started preparing a dissolution petition to begin the divorce process. If you were recently served with divorce papers, your attorney will work with you to prepare the most effective and strategic response possible. And of course, no matter where you find yourself in the process, your attorney will be with you every step of the way. Divorce matters we handle for clients include:
- Asset Division
- Spousal Support
- Child Custody
- Parenting Time
- Child Support
- Legal Separation as an alternative to Divorce
- Restraining Orders and Stalking Orders
Child Custody, Parenting Time, and Child Support
First and foremost, our family law attorneys are here to help you maintain your close relationship with your child. It is best for all if these important determinations can be made quickly. We will help you establish a fair path forward for custody, parenting time, and child support by working with the other party or their attorney to create a collaborative plan that best fits the needs of your entire family. But if the other party is unwilling to be reasonable, we will use our extensive courtroom litigation experience to help you reunite and reestablish your bond with your child when necessary, and keep your child safe when the other party’s conduct is a cause for concern.
If you have been served with a Stalking Protective Order, contact an experienced attorney immediately. If the order is made permanent, it can remain in place for the rest of your life. It may prevent you from possessing firearms or having contact with other loved ones, and you may be ordered to pay the other party’s attorney fees and damages. Violations of the Order can result in felony convictions and presumptive prison sentences. The consequences related to Stalking Protective Orders are serious, contact one of the experienced attorneys at our firm today.
If you have petitioned the court for a Stalking Protective Order, the respondent may request a contested hearing. Our attorneys can help you effectively present your case to make sure your story is heard, and help to make the Stalking Protective Order permanent. If we are successful it is possible to recover your attorney fees from the other party.
Restraining Orders (Family Abuse Protection Act, or FAPA)
If you have been served with a Restraining Order, acting fast is imperative. You only have 30 days from the date you were served to request a hearing to fight the restraining order. If you fail to file a request for hearing, the Restraining Order can remain in effect for one year, possibly restrict you from possessing firearms, and maybe limiting your ability to see other members of your family. Our firm is ready to immediately preserve your right to a hearing and defend against false allegations and from restrictions placed on your freedoms by an unjust Restraining Order. It may be possible to recover your attorney fees from the other party if the Restraining Order is dismissed.
If you have petitioned the court for a Restraining Order and the respondent has requested a hearing, our experienced attorneys are here to help you present your case to the court and make sure your voice is heard. We will fight to keep your Restraining Order in place so that you and your family can feel safe. It may be possible to recover your attorney fees from the other party if the Restraining Order is upheld.
If you are in need of a Bend Family Law Attorney, Call the Donahue Law Firm today, for your low-cost consultation: 541-241-6657, or reach out to us via the online chat.