Grace Family Law
a graceful transition.
Grace Family Law
We understand the difficult circumstances that brought you to us. We will work with you to create a process that is as clear and stress free as possible. Our attorneys combine zealous advocacy with compassion for your particular circumstances.
Grace Lee has been practicing family law exclusively, since 2002. As a versatile lawyer and eloquent litigator who is skilled both in and out of the courtroom, Grace provides calming reassurance while being a formidable advocate for her clients. Grace has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star ever year since 2008. In 2015 she was named one of Super Lawyers Top 25 Women Lawyers in Oregon. She has also been nominated for the Portland Business Journal’s Orchid Award, recognizing outstanding women in business.
BS Business Administration,
The University of Arizona, 1998.
JD, The University of Arizona,
James E. Rogers College of Law, 2001.
Joe Crowell is a seasoned family law attorney with a passion for providing quality legal services with a human touch. Joe's tireless work ethic, mastery of the foundations of law, and attention to detail ensure that clients will be provided the superior representation they deserve.
BA, Justice Studies & Sociology double major,
The University of Idaho, 2006.
JD, The University of Oregon School of Law, 2010.
Tate Justesen's clients appreciate the level of legal experience and attention to detail that he brings to their cases. Clients also appreciate his understanding that domestic relations cases are not only about "the law," they are about the human element of families. Originally from Central Oregon, Tate's rural roots assist in providing a grounded, no-nonsense approach to family law that serves his clients well whether in settlement negotiations or in the court room.
BA, Political Science w/Business Administration minor,
Oregon State University, 2004
JD, Lewis and Clark Law School, 2008
Matt DeVore is a compassionate advocate that strives to provide clients with the thorough, common sense approach that their family law issues require. Matt's sharp legal mind and willingness to go the extra mile in crafting practical solutions to complex problems enables his clients to deftly navigate trying times.
BA, Government & Economics double major,
Claremont McKenna College, 2007
JD, University of Oregon School of Law, 2010
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Get the help your family needs to resolve complex issues concerning child custody, support, visitation, the division of assets, and assignment of liabilities. With the aim of minimizing the financial and emotional strain of divorce, we will help you constructively resolve the dissolution of your marriage through negotiation, mediation, and litigation.
We are here to minimize the trauma of a custody conflict while focusing on the well being of your children and your parental rights. Oregon child custody laws are very specific about protecting the best interests of children. We will help you decide what your best legal options are for your children, both during and after your case is resolved.
Ending a relationship, whether married or unmarried, is often difficult. Our understanding of what the law provides for unmarried partners will give you the assurances you need moving forward.
Post Judgement Issues and Modifications
After your initial Judgment has been signed, there can still be unresolved matters or new matters that arise after the fact. Whether it is an action to modify custody, parenting time, child support or spousal support or a request to enforce an obligation, we can help.
Whether you are seeking a prenuptial agreement, postnuptial agreement or cohabitation agreement, our skilled construction of your contract will ensure the agreement you sign will protect your rights and interests.
What to Expect
Every action necessitating court intervention starts with the filing of a Petition or Motion. Those opening pleadings must be served on the other party who then has 30 days to respond.
In most instances, the court will set a hearing date after the other party has filed a response. In certain cases and counties, the court will set a hearing date when the opening pleadings are filed.
After the initial pleadings have been filed and served, discovery documentation is exchanged. If there are assets and debts at issue, experts may be engaged to value and assess them. Depositions may also be conducted.
If custody and parenting time are at issue, the court may appoint an expert to perform an evaluation of the family. The expert will then make recommendations on how to resolve the disputed issues. An attorney for the child or children may be appointed under certain circumstances.
At any point during the proceedings the parties and their attorneys can attempt to settle the case outside of court. Mediation is often used as a forum for negotiations. If an agreement cannot be reached, any outstanding issues will be decided by a judge.