Eastern Oregon Criminal Defense and Family Law
The end of a marriage is likely to be one of the most challenging times of your life — even under the best circumstances.
Whether you are contemplating divorce or have been served with a divorce petition by your spouse, Russell Law Group is known as a trusted, compassionate, and determined divorce attorney in Pendleton, OR.
Our approach is simple and straightforward:
Unlike some other divorce lawyers in Pendleton, Kendra focuses solely on the practice of family law. She is a fierce and focused advocate, as well as a compassionate listener who recognizes the importance of just being there for her clients during their most trying times.
Kendra understands the stress, emotion, and pain associated with divorce and provides a level of communication and commitment that exceeds her clients’ expectations.
Kendra has passionately and aggressively represented both men and women in divorce cases. Divorce is never easy, but with Kendra Russell on your side, you can feel confident that you have an advocate you can count on.
Kendra will use her experience and expertise to:
Our lawyers are fierce and focused advocates who care about one thing: our clients. You are always our top priority.
While negotiation and compromise is our first choice, we’re ready to take your case to court.
We’re available to answer your 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 Oregon, spouses who want to separate but not end their marriage have the option of filing a petition for legal separation. A legal separation is very similar to a divorce, but at the end of the day, the parties are still married. You may choose legal separation for religious reasons, health care coverage, or to have the time to work out problems in your marriage. Whatever the reason may be, Russell Law Group, LLC can help you navigate the process for obtaining a legal separation and advise you of the effects it may have on a later divorce.
No. In Oregon, a legal separation is not a prerequisite for filing for divorce. The key requirement is that one spouse must have lived in Oregon for 6 months prior to filing for divorce. Both spouses don’t need to be living in Oregon at the time of the divorce filing.
Yes! While a divorce can be completed without the assistance of an attorney, it is best to have a lawyer on your side to protect your rights and ensure that the process is completed properly and fairly.
When there are no issues and both parties agree on everything, a divorce can be finalized in as little as one month. In most other cases where parties aren’t in complete agreement, 3 months is about average but some cases may take as long as a year to finalize.
Division of property is one of the most contentious and complex aspects of most divorces. Questions like this are impossible to answer without knowing the full details of your case. Generally speaking, in Oregon, property acquired during the marriage is split 50/50, but many factors may affect the answer in your specific situation.
Yes. When representing you in your divorce case, we can work with you and your ex-partner to create a custody arrangement and parenting plan that is in the best interest of your children. If needed, we can represent you in family court to present your case to a judge