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Chelsea Payment

Divorce and separation Attorney at Eugene, OR

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2014
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Chelsea is a native Oregonian who grew up in Southeast Portland. Before becoming an attorney, Chelsea developed her career in the legal field as a paralegal while attending the University of Oregon. Chelsea's unique legal background and experience enables her to provide clients with competent, diligent, and aggressive representation. Chelsea handles a versatile case load that includes family law, personal injury, and criminal defense matters. In her free time, Chelsea enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends.

Location

Boender & Payment Attorneys
800 Willamette Street, Suite 700
Eugene, OR, 97401

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Posted by James | November 27, 2021
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The Best
Chelsea and her staff are second to none. Compassionate, tough, knowledgeable and they care about you as a person. Chelsea and her staff worked very hard for me and my case. Advised me on what was happening each step of the way and weren’t afraid to let me know if they thought I was making an emotionally charged decision or one that was in my best interest. In the end, they got me out of a very difficult situation to my advantage in the long term, all while dealing with a less than cooperative opposing side. I’ve heard from other attorneys in Eugene that Chelsea is truly the best and I couldn’t agree more. Please consider her and her team for their services.
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Posted by Michael | April 16, 2018
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Fathers are not second class citizens.
I have a 3, almost 4 year old now. At the time he was only 1 1/2. My ex had gotten up and left with out saying where she was going and left for three weeks. I decided I needed to try to get custody. I was very scared being a guy, I was worried about Oregon being a mother state. I had hired another lawyer previously. After my ex had shown up to my house and tried to take my son while I was at work, and had gotten some court ordered paper from a judge including a bogus restraining order to try and get the upper hand. This over the span of a couple of days because she was getting her way. She sat outside of my house for 5 hours one day. She seemed to care all of a sudden she didn’t care when she left for three weeks tho. After she “served” me the restraining order, and by serve I mean her MOM came into my work and gave them to me, I asked my lawyer what I should do. He said “I don’t know”. Well that made me upset because I was paying good money for him to give me legal advice. From that point it actually seemed like I was going to lose what I was trying to get. My ex had now got a lawyer and was pushing back. At this point it seemed like I was only going to get every other weekend. He was a nice guy but I had to fire him and get another lawyer. After a lot of searching I found Chelsea. After one consultation she seems very confident that I could get at least half of not full custody. So after a lot of talking we came up with a plan to start getting some traction again. She got the bogus restraining order dropped and got to a point where what I had thought was beginning to be a losing battle, was being to look up. Couple of months go by and in the end I ended up getting 50/50. Week on week off. Which was better than the 1 day a week every sat/sun I had. When I go back to get full custody I will definitely call Chelsea again. Chelsea gave me the confidence to know that fathers are not second class citizens.
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2018
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Excellent lawyer
Ms. Payment is a communicator and negotiator. I have been involved in a contentious and complicated divorce/parenting time situation for 6 years. Throughout the years, I have had several lawyers. Ms. Payment was able to negotiate with the other side quickly and efficiently, avoiding a costly trial. As her client, I found her easily available and approachable. She is there for her client 100% . I feel she got me a very fair, and solid parenting plan in a timely manner. Highly recommend!
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Posted by Eric | March 5, 2018
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Eric Oswald
Chelsea has been working with me and this case for some time. She was able to secure full custody for me and my son. She worked diligently by finding information and presenting it in court that countered arguments made by the other party. She was not willing to back down in court and managed to keep her composure under some stressful behaviors from the other party.
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Posted by Nathan | November 15, 2017
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The best option for a family or divorce lawyer
Chelsea Payment is the best attourney I found to handle my divorce case. I had contacted two other attournies for my case and decided to work with Chelsea. She was very honest, to the point, very patient and incredibly professional. I found that she knows exactly what to do in every situation and never gave me a reason to worry about anything during the entire process. She also is more than willing to take the time to explain things in detail which is something I needed often. If she was not available for some reason, her assistant, Tatum, is also very accommodating and knowledgeable. Getting divorced is something I am not proud of, but working with Chelsea made the process a lot less painful than it needed to be. If you are considering hiring an attorney for your case, I highly recommend Chelsea Payment.
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Posted by Lisa | November 3, 2017
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Not just a lawyer, so much more. The woman who fought for my sons best interests
Having to go make a decision to take legal action and find the right lawyer was a very scary and intimidating process for me. However, from the very first consultation with Chelsea I instantly felt at ease. She helped walk me through exactly what the next months would be like and what I needed to expect. From then on she guided me to making the best decisions for my son and always kept his best interests as top priority. Chelsea became so much more to me then a lawyer. As we got closer to the trial date she prepared me and gave me the confidence i needed to stand before a judge and tell my story. Chelsea was the reason why as I left court that day, after the judgment, that I had a smile and full heart. My son won that day, as she made sure the judge was aware of why it was important I get custody as well as my purposed parenting plan. She helped me achieve everything I wanted. I would HIGHLY recommend Chelsea to anyone who is searching for a lawyer. Her confidence, attitude, and passion for her clients is something far beyond what I could have ever dreamed of. I will forever be grateful for her time in my life, and all that she did for me. I have already highly recommended her to several people, and will always have nothing but positive things to say about her. Going through court is a stressful, anxiety ridden time but Chelsea made it so much easier. We truly are lucky to have such a caring, compassionate person in our town.
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Posted by Victoria | December 2, 2015
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Dedicated
Chelsea is an amazing defense attorney! She made every legal term understandable and easy to follow. She is always there for you when a question comes up and always returns my emails and phone calls as soon as possible. This case was a stressful and emotional process for my family and she made it clear that we are not alone. They also make sure to have an interpreter when needed. Chelsea is also a nice person who truly cares about your case and will make everything possible to achieve a great outcome. They're a great Law Firm! Thanks Chelsea, Andrew and Jessica for making this difficult process easier for us.
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Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2015
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Highly recommend!
I had both Chelsea Payment and Andrew Coit on my case. I had a very difficult divorce trial case in an extremely short time period with complex child custody issues and Chelsea put hours and hours into imy case and I got a great outcome. Chelsea was a pleasure to work with--very responsive, flexible, and communicative, with a great attitude and personality. I can't say enough good things about them and I would highly recommend both of them to anyone needing a good attorney.
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AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Boender, Coit & Payment, Attorneys
  • 2019 - Present
  • Partner
  • Coit & Payment Attorneys at Law, P.C.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Cohen & Coit, P.C.
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Law Clerk
  • Cohen & Coit, P.C.
  • 2011 - 2014
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Education

  • Willamette University College of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2014
  • University of Oregon
  • B.S.
  • 2009
  • University of Montana-Missoula
  • N/A

Associations

  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Lane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Oregon Womens Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Marion County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
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Publications

  • Willamette Law Online (WLO)
  • Writer
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (4)
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Family Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Chelsea is a fierce advocate who provides high-quality representation to our firm's clients. I wholeheartedly endorse my law partner."
Family Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Payment is a trustworthy, knowledgeable, and effective attorney. Nearly all domestic relations cases should resolve, and my experience has been that having Ms. Payment as part of that effort consistently and appropriately facilitates that result. Nonetheless, if needed, she has presence in the courtroom, and will most assuredly be prepared. I endorse this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chelsea truly cares about her clients and works hard to achieve the best possible result. Whether you are involved in a family law dispute, or being charged with a crime, I would highly recommend having Chelsea Payment on your side."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would highly recommend Chelsea to anyone. She combines intelligence and hard work with a down-to-earth style in a way that connects with her clients and also with judges and juries."
Family Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Chelsea for several years and have always been impressed with her professionalism, work ethic and knowledge of the law. She is a great attorney to have on your side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chelsea is a powerhouse. She is a tireless advocate and well-versed in the law. Any client would benefit by having Chelsea on their side."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Chelsea is an outstanding advocate for her clients. Chelsea works tirelessly to ensure the best possible outcome for all of her cases."
Family Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chelsea is a rising star in the Oregon legal community. She is particularly skilled at helping her clients navigate their options and is a tenacious advocate. I highly recommend her."
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Eugene Divorce and separation Lawyer Chelsea Payment
Chelsea Payment
Divorce and separation Attorney
Eugene, OR
Licensed for 10 years