A native Oregonian, I am one of the most experienced divorce lawyers in Portland... more
A native Oregonian, I am one of the most experienced divorce lawyers in Portland Oregon. I have a long history of being at the forefront of divorce, child custody and family law matters. Admitted to practice in 1976, I have been practiced family law exclusively for the bulk of my legal career. My practice specializes in child custody, child support and child relocation matters. I represent bot... view profile
I am a mother and a lawyer. I have been through divorce and custody disputes and can... more
I am a mother and a lawyer. I have been through divorce and custody disputes and can empathize with what my clients are going through. When I'm not working, I like to spend time with my family, go to the Oregon coast, read, and knit.
Deanna Ballou Jensen has over 25 years of experience as a family law attorney. Much... more
Deanna Ballou Jensen has over 25 years of experience as a family law attorney. Much of her practice at this point involves complex cases in all areas of family law. Her law firm, Jensen Leiberan has an AV ratingin the Martindale-HubbellRegister of Preeminent Lawyers. She has been a member of the bar in Oregon since 2001. Prior to that she was a member of the bar in Virginia and in New Jersey. ... view profile
Born and raised in Montana, and educated in Boston, I returned to the Northwest to... more
Born and raised in Montana, and educated in Boston, I returned to the Northwest to attend the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College and to practice law. I am an avid outdoors person, and in addition to a daily swim at noon, I love hiking, backpacking and horseback riding. When Im not working, I garden, paint (watercolors and oils), can and freeze produce, entertain company, knit... view profile
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.