“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” – Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
A large part of Patricia Ferrell-French‘s work is representing clients in family law matters, including:
- Prenuptial agreements and domestic partnership contracts
- Dissolution of domestic partnerships
- Child custody and support
- Spousal support (alimony)
- Domestic violence cases and dealing with the Family Abuse
- Family Abuse Prevention Act
- Modification of existing child or spousal support payments, and custody and parenting time judgments
Except for those clients who seek my assistance with creating their pre-marital and domestic partnership agreements, I know and understand that my family law clients come to me during one of the most stressful times of their lives. I feel most worthwhile when I am able to help my clients at that time when they most need help.
I represent women, men, parents, step-parents, grandparents, the petitioning party or responding party. I do not represent groups. That is, I do not represent “MEN” or “WOMEN.” I represent YOU, and I advocate for YOUR interests.
My goal in my family law cases is to help my clients gain peace of mind, and achieve the best results to which they are entitled under Oregon law. I do that best by working hard to keep tensions down and providing my clients with guidance and support at every step through the legal processes, whether resolution is determined through private settlement negotiations or a court trial.
Family Law Advocate
Although I try to keep the flames down, I am known to be a tough and zealous advocate for my clients. I have been representing parties in family law matters since 1991. My experience enables me to identify creative solutions, to resolve disputes, and just as important, to avoid future disputes whether it is with regard to distribution of my clients’ assets and liabilities, or custody or guardianship disputes, or development of a parenting time plan.
If you are involved in or considering any of the above family law matters, please call my assistant, Jon, at (503) 656-4154, and he can schedule an appointment for you to come in to speak with me so that we can discuss your situation. I can tell you what your options are and your legal rights and responsibilities. I will explain to you the big picture of your situation as I see it, and what’s involved and what steps I think you will need to take. I can answer your questions and explain how you can retain me as your attorney.