2018 Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes

Don’t let the rain stop you from visiting these local Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes! Lee Farms Open daily from Sept 22nd-Oct 31st 9am-6pm 21975 SW 65th Ave. Tualatin, OR 97062 Lake View Farms Open: Sept 29-Oct 28th Thursday-Saturday 9am-5:30pm and Sundays 10am-5:30pm 32055 NW North Ave., North Plains, OR 97133 Papa’s Pumpkin Patch   Open: Sept 1st-Oct 31 from 10am-5pm daily 20345 SW Scholls Sherwood Rd., Sherwood, OR 97140 The Original MAiZE at the Pumpkin Patch (Sauvie Island) Open: Sept 1st-Oct 31st Sunday-Thursday: 10am-6pm Friday & Saturday: 10am-10pm 16511 NW Gillihan Rd., Portland, OR Heiser Farms Open: Oct 1st-31st from 10am-5pm daily 21425 SE Grand Island Loop, Dayton, OR Bauman Farms Open: September 22nd-Oct 31st Mon-Sat: 9am-6pm and Sundays 9am-5pm 12989 Howell Prairie Rd., Gervais, OR Fazio Farms Open: Sept 28th-Oct 31st Mon-Fri 4pm-8pm Sat & Sun 9am-8pm 9028 NE 13th Ave., Portland, OR Liepold Farms Open: Sept 23rd- Oct 31st 9am-5pm daily 14050 SE Richey Rd., Boring, OR Roloff Farms Open: Oct.5th-Oct 28th Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only from 10am-5:30pm 23985 NW Grossen Dr., Hillsboro, OR 97124

By |2018-10-26T16:11:52-07:00|Categories: Divorce, Family Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 2018 Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes

5 Common Mistakes When Hiring A Portland Family Law Attorney

When you are going through the emotional whirlwind of a divorce or family law case, it's easy to make mistakes which could have a drastic impact on your future. Instead of reacting impulsively, you're better off taking your time as you make important decisions, such as selecting a lawyer. If you're looking for the right firm of Portland family law attorneys, take note of some common mistakes to avoid when choosing a divorce lawyer.   1. Choosing a Friend to Represent You It's understandable: Going through a divorce is incredibly personal, and it's hard to tell the details of your marriage to a stranger. You may personally know one or a couple of Portland family law attorneys. But that doesn't mean you should hire them to represent you in court. While hiring your friend to represent you in a divorce is not a prohibited conflict of interest, it often puts pals in a difficult spot. There is an awful lot of information that must be disclosed to a divorce attorney about sensitive issues like sex and money. Your attorney will need to know about these parts of your life in great detail in order to represent you effectively. If your friend was also close to your soon-to-be ex, that might put them in a sensitive position. Finally, no worthwhile Portland family law attorneys will be working for free. Make sure that you don't expect high-quality legal services to be given to you simply by virtue of a friendship. Even an expectation of a "friend discount" could turn out unpleasantly for you both in the future. 2. Hiring the Attorney Who Secured Your Neighbor a Huge Settlement Testimonials from satisfied clients can be a lawyer's best referral [...]

By |2017-10-20T08:05:04-07:00|Categories: Divorce, Family Law|Comments Off on 5 Common Mistakes When Hiring A Portland Family Law Attorney

How to Calculate Child Support with Variable Income

A common problem in divorce and child custody cases is calculating child support when incomes are variable and fluctuate. Some examples are: Father has a seasonal business (such as construction or landscaping) and makes most of his money June through August. The divorce trial is in February. He claims little to no income. Father has a good-paying job, but he quits during the middle of a custody battle because he doesn't want to pay support. Mother or father is in sales and most of the salary is commission based. There are good months and bad months, and even good years and bad years. Mother has a small business with explosive growth potential, but very little revenue at the time of a divorce. Mother is in a transitional job that has potential for better pay in the future, but currently provides little income. How do you properly calculate child support when the income of the parents is going up or down? Determining Child Support with Fluctuating Income As you may know, Oregon's Child Support Calculator is fairly easy to use with known income levels. You may not like the result after using it, but it's at least pretty straightforward. When we don't know what a parent's current income is-- or what it might be in the future-- we have to turn to the Oregon Court of Appeals for guidance. Their opinions are not only helpful but controlling upon the trial courts an Oregon Division of Child Support. The Oregon Court of Appeals has had several cases which discuss how to properly calculate child support awards when one or both parents have variable or fluctuating income. In the 2011 case of In re Marriage of Leif, [...]

By |2017-09-21T12:47:07-07:00|Categories: Divorce, Family Law|Tags: |Comments Off on How to Calculate Child Support with Variable Income

Top Five Alternative Breakup Songs

Breakups and divorce are stressful things to deal with. One way to get through these times is to listen to music created by people who understand the situation at hand. Artists have sung about many sorts of separations over time. Here are just a few notable tunes that have risen in fame over the years. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8v_4O44sfjM Christina Perri – Jar of Hearts Christina Perri's dream was to move to Los Angeles and be able to focus solely on creating her own music, but it wasn't easy. After a marriage and divorce, she retreated across the country. Upon resurfacing, she was armed with a self-written song that was powerful yet haunting. The lyrics encourage listeners to be brave and move on from the heartache that they have experienced in the past. It cuts just deep enough, but has a strong message to tell: There's no sense in going back to someone who continues to cause pain. Every possible chance has been taken and every promise has been broken. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssdgFoHLwnk Bon Iver – Skinny Love This song was written about a specific time in a relationship. The part where it's understood that there is no longer any weight in it– or perhaps there never was. There is no nourishment to keep it on its feet, no healthy reason why it has been continuing on this long. The connection has faded, and the relationship is starving. It's a sad realization to have, but crucial to recognize. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EwViQxSJJQ Beyoncé – Irreplaceable The most successful single in 2006, “Irreplaceable” is one of Beyoncé's most popular songs to date. Its catchy tune informs the wrongdoer that he wasn't one of a kind. He messed up, and his presence [...]

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What Can We Learn From Johnny Depp’s Divorce?

What can we learn from a celebrity divorce like that of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard? Their divorce settled in August of 2016. While that may be old news in the fast paced celebrity news cycle, details are still emerging into 2017. Photo: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni, used under Fair Use doctrine. TMZ reported last summer that Heard agreed to drop her domestic violence allegations, and Depp agreed to pay her $7 million dollars for their 15-month marriage. On February 1st, 2017, the Telegraph.co.uk reported the following details: Depp's business managers at The Management Group supposedly handled the actor's finances from 1999 until early 2016-- an especially lucrative period of his career. Depp sued his managers on January 13th, 2017 seeking more than $25 million that he contends was mismanaged. Among other things, his lawsuit alleged the company failed to file Depp's taxes on time, costing him $5.7 million in penalties. Depp's former business managers have alleged in a countersuit for unpaid management fees that Depp had a lavish lifestyle which cost more than $2 million per month to maintain. They also alleged that Depp paid more than $75 million to buy and maintain 14 homes, including a French chateau and a chain of islands in the Bahamas. Depp reportedly spend $3 million to blast Hunter Thompson’s ashes out of a cannon. Depp allegedly spent $30,000 per month on wine. Depp also reportedly spent $18 million to buy and renovate a 150-foot yacht. He reportedly collected and amassed fine art and Hollywood memorabilia requiring 12 storage facilities to maintain. While most people cannot dream of these kinds of extravagances, there are some universal truths that be gleaned from these allegations: Domestic violence can be found in all relationships. It's not a matter of [...]

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Portland bars that allow minor children

Are you looking for Portland bars that allow minor children? You're not alone. Families in the Pacific Northwest love their beer and wine. According to Oregon Craft Beer, as of July 2015, there 58 breweries in Portland, 84 in the Portland metro area, 23 in Bend and 31 in Central Oregon, and 14 in Eugene. According to the Willamette Valley Wineries Association, there are more than 400 wineries in the Willamette Valley (the heart of Oregon Wine Country). Below are links to lists of Portland bars that allow minor children: 5th Quadrant: 3901 N. Williams Ave., Portland OR, 503-288-3996 Aladdin Theater: 3017 SE Milwaukie Blvd., Portland OR, 503-234-9694 ext. 2 Alameda Brewhouse: 4765 NE Fremont St., Portland OR, 503-460-9025 Ankeny Tap & Table: 2724 SE Ankeny St., Portland OR, 503-946-1898 Base Camp Brewing: 930 SE Oak St., Portland OR, 503-477-7479 Blitz: 2239 SE 11th Ave., Portland OR, 503-236-3592 Blitz: 110 NW 10th Ave., Portland OR, 503-222-2229 Blitz: 10935 SW 68th Parkway, Portland OR, 503-719-5157 Breakside Brewery: 820 NE Dekum St., Portland OR, 503-719-6475 BridgePort Brewpub: 1313 NW Marshall St., Portland OR, 503-241-3612 Burnside Brewing: 701 E Burnside St., Portland OR, 503-946-8151 Bushwhacker Cider: 901 NE Oneonta St., Portland OR, 971-229-1663 Cascade Brewing Barrel House: 939 SE Belmont St., Portland OR, 503-265-8603 Columbia River Brewing: 1728 NE 40th Ave., Portland OR, 503-943-6157 Concordia Ale House: 3276 NE Killingsworth St., Portland OR, 503-287-3929 County Cork Public House: 1329 NE Fremont St., Portland OR, 503-284-4805 Deschutes Brewery Public House: 210 NW 11th Ave., Portland OR, 503-296-4906 EastBurn: 1800 E Burnside St., Portland OR, 503-236-2876 Ecliptic Brewing: 825 N Cook St., Portland OR, 503-265-8002 Ex Novo Brewing: 2326 N Flint Ave., Portland OR, 503-894-8251 Fat Head's: 131 NW 13th [...]

By |2016-10-13T00:19:28-07:00|Categories: Divorce, Family Law|Comments Off on Portland bars that allow minor children

Teaching children to be kind & empathetic

Washington Post writer Amy Joyce has written articles on teaching children to be empathetic and teaching children to be kind. Her latest article contains recommendations based on the work of Richard Weissbourd, a Harvard psychologist with the graduate school of education, who runs the Making Caring Common project. The Making Caring Common project contains resources for parents and educators on how to raise children who are caring, respectful, and responsible toward others and their communities. Their latest research report-- The Children We Mean to Raise-- highlights the problem of children prioritizing individual achievement and personal happiness over concern for others. The report is based in part on information analyzed from a diverse cross-section of youth from across the nation-- including a survey of 10,000 middle and high school students from 33 schools and on hundreds of conversations with and observations of youth, parents, and teachers over the last 10 years. Richard Weissbourd's book titled "The Parents We Mean To Be: How Well-Intentioned Adults Undermine Children's Moral and Emotional Development" can be purchased on Amazon.com.  

By |2016-10-13T00:19:30-07:00|Categories: Divorce, Family Law|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Married Couples With Daughters Are More Likely To Divorce

  Marriages in the United States producing firstborn daughters are more likely to end in divorce than those producing firstborn sons. It's been generally assumed that this is evidence of fathers’ preference for a son. Scientists have recently published a study in the journal Demography that challenges the conventional belief. The study-- co-authored by Duke University economist Amar Hamoudi and University of Wisconsin-Madison sociologist Jenna Nobles-- suggests that female embryos are actually hardier in the womb, and therefore more likely to reach full term if the expectant mother is in a stressful relationship. 'Girls may well be surviving stressful pregnancies that boys can't survive,' Hamoudi said in a press release. 'Thus, girls are more likely to be born into marriages that were already strained.' The researchers based their research on longitudinal data from a nationally representative sample of U.S. residents from 1979 to 2010-- the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY79).

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Is divorce for the birds?

Robert Krulwich of NPR ran a story today reporting on the various "divorce rates" for birds. It turns out that flamingos are terribly unfaithful and even swans separate more than people think. Can you guess which bird species has the highest marital fidelity? Read here for the answer.  

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