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Jay Bodzin

Jay Bodzin’s Legal Guides

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  • How to Ask for Legal Advice on

    Each person's case is unique, but there are definitely some recurring situations in the questions on this site. If you follow these simple rules, you will be able to make the best use out of the forums here:

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  • Divorce and Child Custody in Oregon

    Divorce can be one of the most stressful times in a person's life. Besides all the emotional and family implications, divorces present a huge range of financial and legal problems to contend with. The information here cannot substitute for your own legal representation, but it c...

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  • Basic Information About Bankruptcy In Oregon

    The U.S. Bankruptcy Code is an extremely complicated law, but the idea for most bankruptcy clients is simple: the law allows you to discharge (avoid having to pay) all of your debts, in exchange for giving up excess property.Before you file for bankruptcy, you must take a credit ...

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  • Frequently Asked Questions: Basics of Hiring a Lawyer

    The boundaries of legal representation: When does an attorney-client relationship begin? In theory, an attorney-client relationship is formed whenever a lawyer gives you legal advice. No papers need to be signed and no money needs to change hands. This is why we insist that...

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  • Frequently Asked Questions: Court Appearances; Legal Fees

    Legal Fees: How are legal fees paid? Lawyers will typically accept payment in one of three ways: 1) Flat fees: You pay a certain amount up front, regardless of how long or complex the case may be. Your lawyer then works on the case until it is completed. You may still nee...

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