Before joining Stahancyk, Kent & Hook, Rachael worked in a variety of legal areas.... more
Before joining Stahancyk, Kent & Hook, Rachael worked in a variety of legal areas. She represented clients in contested restraining order hearings as part of the Domestic Violence Clinic at the University of Oregon School of law. She spent time working with Youth, Rights & Justice, a non-profit organization in Portland that serves children, youth, and families in Oregon. Rachael has also extern... 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
Natalie A. Hedman Natalie focuses her practice on family law litigation.She was... more
Natalie A. Hedman Natalie focuses her practice on family law litigation.She was admitted to practice law in Oregon in 2009, and has many additional years of experience working with family law attorneys in Florida. The idea of marriage and/or family is a dedication by civil contract on the surface, but also, less evidently a commitment to self-expression and personal growth.Sometimes the sam... view profile
If you are a parent and you divorce, the parent the child lives with often receives money (child support) from the parent no longer living with the child. Unlike alimony, which is paid to maintain an ex-spouse's lifestyle, child support pays for the child's physical, emotional, and educational needs. A child support lawyer can help parents negotiate and calculate child support, either by agreement or in court. While national guidelines to calculate child support amounts exist, you or the judge may choose to calculate the amount based on your income and the child's needs. If you believe you are not the father of a child and want to contest a child support claim, a child support lawyer can also help you determine paternity. A child support lawyer can be useful during negotiations to help objectively determine the most appropriate amount of child support for your situation and protect against paternity fraud.