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Childs Law: “Your Portland Area Family Law Attorneys”

Portland Family Law Attorney Vanessa Childs, in Portland, Oregon, is skilled at understanding complex legal problems and developing effective strategies for resolving them. If you are seeking an experienced family law attorney to represent you in a family law issue, or need a divorce attorney, need help with Alimony, Child Support or a Domestic Violence situation, you can rely on Ms. Childs’ experience and record of success.

Portland Divorce & Support Attorneys Helping Clients in Portland

Known and respected in Portland for our honesty, integrity and ethics, we won’t advise you to take a case to trial if it can be fairly resolved simply and inexpensively outside of the courtroom. On the other hand, if your case involves an issue that demands litigation, you can depend on us to aggressively fight for your rights.

We study, analyze and evaluate every possible alternative and then explain your options and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Based on our legal experience and knowledge, we will recommend an option, but you will decide how you would like us to proceed. We are here to serve you and to help you resolve critical life issues for the best possible resolution.

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Portland Family Will, Trust & Probate Attorneys

Family Law is not all about conflict resolution. Family Protection Planning is “Life Planning” for happy, healthy families. For 20 years much of our law practice has been devoted to protecting the financial health & security of Portland Families. Wills, trusts and health care directives (living wills) are all family tools for proper protection of what you have and what you will earn over your lifetime. These legal tools permit you to control where your assets will go upon your death. It is a pleasure to help local Portland area residents with their all-important Estate Planning concerns.

Portland Wills & Trusts Lawyers

Attorney Vanessa Childs handles a wide range of Wills, Trusts and Probate matters for clients throughout the Portland Area.

If you are young and just starting out in life and do not have an “estate” to protect, you can still benefit from a healthcare directive that designates someone to make decisions for you if you are unable to do so. A healthcare directive advises your family of your wishes for medical care.

If you have a young family with children, it is imperative to plan for the care of your children should you and your spouse die or become unable to care for them. Naming a preference for a guardian can easily be done in a simple will or trust.

The retirement years. Legally designating who your estate goes to and how they receive your assets will carry out your wishes and help make the most out of the assets that you leave your loved ones.

Long term care planning – Finally, when planning your retirement years, it is an important time to consider your long-term care planning, to communicate your wishes regarding end-of-life care, and to designate powers of attorney for healthcare decisions and for financial management.

Review and Modification of Your Current Estate Plan – For those who currently have estate plans in place – if you or your family have recently experienced a change in circumstances — perhaps the birth of a child, a death in the family, or a divorce, this is a good time to review and possibly revise your estate plan to address your new life situation. We are here to assist you in updating your current legal documents to ensure that they are both adequate and enforceable.


Childs Law ~ Vanessa Childs, Esq.

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