Do Your Research Before Choosing a Divorce Lawyer in Portland Oregon

September 1st, 2014

Many people say that your wedding day is one of the most important and memorable days of your life.  However, statistics show that half of the people getting married today end up getting a divorce.  This means that, though your wedding day was important, choosing your divorce attorney can be equally as important.

Your finances, your time with your children- everything that is most important to you will change when you get a divorce, so you need to ensure that you are navigating the legal process properly.

When choosing a divorce lawyer in Portland Oregon, you should pay heed to the following steps in order to have confidence that you are well-represented:

  • Look for testimonials– Reviews from past clients can give you a look into the practice you’re considering before moving forward.  Places to look for testimonials are:
    • The lawyer’s website
    • Avvo
    • Facebook
    • Google+
    • Read over the lawyer’s website- You can tell a lot about an attorney by the website they’ve created.  Read about their experience in the industry, their schooling, their methodology- all will help you see what kind of a lawyer they will be for you.
    • Oregon State Bar- You can check the Oregon State Bar Membership Directory at for history on how long they’ve been a member of the State Bar, and whether or not they’ve ever had any disciplinary action against them.

Check back in a few days as our next post will explore Ronald Johnston Law, and what you will find out about us when doing this kind of research. Ready to contact us now?  Click here or call us at (503) 226-7986.

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