Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

Family Law Attorney in Tualatin, OR

Protecting Your Family’s Best Interests

At The Law Office of Joseph M. Harder (JMH), we understand that family law matters are often legally complex and emotionally charged. The issues involved and their resolutions can impact your life in countless ways, from your parental rights to your long-term finances. 

You may have little understanding of the court procedures, Oregon statutes, or their legal implications for your case. This can add further stress and confusion as you grapple with the uncertainties of your divorce or other family law situations. 

Our firm is here to ease the process by providing compassionate and personalized representation throughout all phases of your case. Attorney Joseph Harder has the extensive knowledge and skills of a Certified Family Law Specialist. He can inform, guide, and advocate for you in settlement negotiations and courtroom trials. 

Our goal is to protect your best interests and those of your children, secure optimum results, and ensure that you can move forward safely and securely in the wake of a family law matter. 

We offer a free consultation with our Tualatin family lawyer. Contact JMH online or call (503) 386-0651 to request an appointment.

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Our Family Law Services 

We represent clients in a wide range of family law matters. Our attorney can help you understand your options and work toward a resolution that best meets your needs and those of your family. 

We handle family law matters, such as: 

  • Divorce. This can range from uncontested to highly contested cases involving high net worth, family-owned businesses, LGBTQ+ marriages, and “gray” divorces following the breakdown of long-term marriages. 
  • Child custody and visitation. This issue can be one of the most divisive and challenging. We ensure the child’s best interests are the primary focus while protecting parental rights. 
  • Child support. We can help to ensure that these payments are fairly calculated according to the state’s guidelines
  • Division of marital property and debt. We assist in the equitable division of assets and liabilities, ensuring a fair settlement considering each party's contributions and future needs.
  • Alimony/spousal support. We represent those seeking and contesting this support based on legal standards and court policies in addressing income disparities and other vital factors.
  • Paternity. Our attorney can help unmarried parents establish paternity, crucial to seeking child support, custody, and visitation.
  • Modifications. These may be needed in family court orders to reflect changes in income, relocation, or the needs of children.
  • Enforcement. We help clients pursue enforcement of custody and support orders through the courts when they have been violated.
  • Prenuptial/postnuptial agreements. Our attorney can draft, review, or negotiate agreements to protect your assets and interests before or after marriage. 

How Can Our Family Lawyer Help You?

When you have a family law matter, you may wonder whether you need to hire an attorney. The answer is Yes. The legal process can be complicated, calling for various specific filings with the court, supporting documentation, meeting deadlines, negotiations with opposing parties, court appearances, and more. 

Without a skilled attorney, you will be at a distinct disadvantage in dealing with all these issues. Whether you are going through a divorce, need to establish a child custody arrangement, or are involved in any family law matter, representation is essential to ensure a fair outcome. 

JMH provides the following:

  • Knowledge of the law: Family law is complex, and the statutes are constantly changing. An experienced family lawyer will have a comprehensive understanding of Oregon’s family laws and can help you navigate the legal system.
  • Objectivity: Family law matters are often emotional, and making sound decisions in a high-stress situation can be challenging. A family lawyer can give you objective counsel to make well-informed decisions. 
  • Legal guidance: Family law matters are legally complicated. An attorney can help you understand your legal rights and options and guide you toward optimum solutions that meet court and legal standards and requirements.
  • Less stress: The stress involved in family issues can be enormous. Trying to navigate the legal system on your own is not recommended and can put you at a real disadvantage. When you work with an attorney, you can have peace of mind knowing that you will receive professional advice, advocacy, and proper handling of case details.
  • Protection of your rights: In any legal matter, it is critical to have someone on your side looking out for your best interests. Courts and judges are impersonal arbiters that likely know little about you. Our family lawyer takes the time to understand your unique situation, needs, and objectives so that they can be represented to the court.

Why Choose JMH for Your Family Law Matter?

When you choose The Law Office of Joseph M. Harder to handle your family law matter, you can expect personalized service. We take the time to get to know our clients and understand their unique goals and circumstances. We also understand that family law matters are emotionally challenging, and we provide the compassionate representation you deserve.

Attorney Joseph Harder has extensive experience in family law and brings Certified Family Law Specialist expertise to every case. He can help you understand your legal rights and options and work with you to develop a strategy for moving forward.

Mr. Harder is also a skilled litigator who can aggressively advocate for you and your family in the courtroom if necessary. However, he will always try to help you reach effective resolutions outside of court through negotiation methods to save you the time, expense, and duress of a trial. 

Our attorney can answer your questions and address your concerns throughout every phase of your case. We are here to help you every step of the way.

Contact us via our helpful contact form or at (503) 386-0651 to schedule your free consultation with our Tualatin family lawyer. We also serve clients in the surrounding counties. 

  • "100% would recommend!"
    Joe was amazing to work with. We worked together for close to TWO years on my case and he never backed down or ceased to amaze me with his knowledge and understanding.
    - Emma
  • "Beyond satisfied with his representation."
    Joe represented me for a divorce and restraining order cases, and was professional, kind, direct, and honest. I felt like he actually cared about what was important to me, and advocated for me in front of the judge.
    - Justine
  • "Joe Harder is absolutely the guy you want by your side when things are tough!"
    For men working on maintaining our rights as an equal parent, the Family Court system can be tilted. Having an attorney who understands the hurtles men face is critical. Joe Harder is absolutely the guy you want by your side!
    - Orion
  • "Highly recommended for your legal needs."
    HE DEFINITELY goes against the grain as far lawyers are thought to be, I will use him again in the future if I ever need to pull the trigger to protect my rights as a father.
    - Brandon
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