Richard E. Fowlks, Attorney at Law

Find ways to make your divorce a positive experience

The end of your marriage can bring a range of intense emotions like stress and anxiety. This is perfectly normal, but it is also important to do all that you can to reduce their negative impact on your life and health.

Learning what to expect in the divorce process can reduce the uncertainty that you're feeling. We can help you prepare for the coming hearings and depositions so that you don't feel out of your element entirely. We will review your options in advance whenever possible so that there are few surprises when you get to court. This gives you time to consider everything and make decisions for your future without feeling rushed.

To feel more confident during the divorce process, you can begin preparations for your newly single life. Setting a budget lets you know what you can afford on only a single income. You may need to do some belt-tightening, but at least you will have a clearer financial picture that reflects your new circumstances. This is helpful during the asset division process since some assets come with expenses you may struggle to afford if you are awarded them in the property settlement.

Try to think about the end of your marriage in a positive light. This is a time to use to reinvent your life. You no longer have to take another adult's wishes into consideration when making plans for the future. This might be a good time to return to school to pursue an advanced degree or brush up on your computer skills. The future can be bright, but only if you're prepared.

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1607 N.E. 41st Avenue
Portland, OR 97232

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