Eastern Oregon Criminal Defense and Family Law
Who can you turn to when things change? At Russell Law Group, we can help you with:
As your life situation changes, Russell Law Group will be there with you every step of the way. We can help you work through any issues that arise and ensure that you and your family are well-prepared for what the future has in store.
We are known as trusted, compassionate, and determined attorneys who assist with child custody changes and other spousal/child agreements in Pendleton, OR. Our approach emphasizes creating the best possible outcome for you and your family:
In Oregon, the courts rightly emphasize making the decision that’s in the best interest of the child or children involved. Our child custody attorney will help judges understand:
We bring all evidence to light and advocate fiercely for our clients.
Unlike some other attorneys in Pendleton who do modifications to child custody, support, and spousal agreements, Kendra focuses entirely on the practice of family law. She is a fierce and focused advocate, as well as a compassionate listener who fights for what is right.
Kendra understands the stress, emotion, and difficulties associated with challenging child custody and support cases and spousal agreements. She takes pride in a level of commitment that far exceeds her clients’ expectations.
Family law cases are never simple, but with Kendra Russell on your side, you’ll be in great hands.
Kendra will use her experience and expertise to:
Our attorneys are fierce and focused advocates who care about one thing: our clients and their families. You will always be our top priority.
While negotiation, compromise, and mediation are our first choices, we’re ready to fight for you in court.
We’re available to answer any questions, explain our strategy, and will make sure you’re confident about your future.
"Russell Law Group is highly responsive, very reasonably priced, exceptionally astute, and thorough. While going through an extremely challenging divorce, they were able to advise and represent me with top-notch, professional service, routinely exceeding my expectations!"
- L.L., Pendleton, OR
In order to modify custody, there must be a substantial change in circumstances from when the original judgment was entered. Visitation can be modified if it is in the child’s or children’s best interest. Child or spousal support can be modified or terminated if there is a change in either parties’ financial situation.
Yes, under certain circumstances, it’s possible for a grandparent or other third parties to take legal action to gain custody or visitation of children. These cases are governed by ORS 109.119. In seeking these rights, it is important to keep in mind that there is the presumption that the legal parent acts in the best interest of their child. In order for the court to grant a grandparent or third party custody or visitation that presumption must be overcome. It must then be shown that your request is in the child's best interest.
Contempt of Court is one option to enforce a spousal or child support obligation. If the Oregon Division of Child Support is collecting the support payments, they may also have other enforcement options.
Yes! A change to work schedule may necessitate a change to your child visitation schedule. Let’s talk.
Potentially. Child support is based upon a number of factors, including how many overnights a parent spends with the child each year. Therefore, if the visitation schedule changes then child support could change.
Facing a challenging situation? Want what’s best for your children and family? Get a fierce and focused Pendleton family attorney on your side to modify spousal support and child support/custody/visitation agreements. Start today.