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Divorce: How to Stay Out of Court

One of the most cost effective ways to get divorced is to agree to all of the terms of your divorce without ever having to step into a courtroom, or going through the difficulties of contested litigation. The lawyers at McGuire + Thompson are trained to draft the proper divorce documents for you, and will make sure everything gets submitted properly to the court, with the terms you agreed upon.

The uncontested divorce process can be finalized quickly and relatively inexpensively. After you provide the terms of your divorce to one of our attorneys, the paperwork can typically be drawn up within approximately one week. After that, the paperwork will get submitted to the court for signature, which will typically take 2-3 weeks depending on the back-log in the court system at that particular time. Having an attorney draw up your divorce terms avoids the risk of procedural error, and gives you the peace of mind that your divorce was handled properly.

The cost to file a divorce with the State of Oregon is $260 in all counties. The typical cost of an uncontested divorce for the legal paperwork is $200 an hour, with an average time of 5 to 7 hours to finalize the paperwork. If you need your divorce terms written by a professional, call Loren Thompson attorney at Portland Family Law at 503-245-0894 for more information.

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