One of the main duties of divorce attorneys practicing in and around Beaverton OR is navigating the discovery process. This process is required of both parties going through a divorce.
Basically, the discovery process is the disclosing of assets and liabilities to the other party. In a divorce, the other party is your future ex-spouse.
The discovery process is key in the distribution of property. In Oregon, property is not distributed equally but equitably, or “just and proper in all the circumstances.”
The discovery process, often referred to as just “discovery,” is mandatory. It’s not something you can opt out or skip.
Failure to disclose property may result in sanctions. If it’s discovered that a party failed to disclose property after the divorce has been finalized, the case may be reopened.
Ronald Johnston helps clients through the discovery process. He ensures that both parties properly disclose every asset.
He also knows how important it is to have one’s assets properly valued and can direct clients to qualified appraisers.
If you’re going through a divorce, and need legal representation, contact Ronald Johnston. With more than four decades of practicing family law, he’s one of the most experienced divorce attorneys in Beaverton OR.