Family Law Overview


Family law issues are some of the most difficult legal matters to resolve due to the emotional stake the parties have in them. The end of a marriage, the care and support of children, and the division of the family home and other property issues can cloud the judgment of the people involved. To help you resolve these issues, you need an experienced Portland family law attorney to counsel and represent you.


A Family Law Lawyer Representing Oregon Clients


When you need a strong advocate in any family law matter, call the law offices of Suzanne J. Noland, Attorney at Law. We can often respond quickly, we keep client costs reasonable and develop solutions that allow people to move on with their lives. Contact us or call 503-228-7591 to learn how we can help you reach a win-win solution in the following practice areas.



Our legal team develops marital dissolution agreements with integrity and attention to our clients' needs. We offer a full suite of divorce-related services, including:

  • Dissolution of opposite sex or same sex partnerships
  • Dissolution of Registered Domestic Partnerships
  • High-asset divorces
  • Uncontested divorce
  • Annulment
  • Legal separation
  • Property division
  • Business valuation
  • Real estate division
  • Post-divorce modification
  • Restraining orders


Domestic Partnerships

We create domestic partnership agreements for opposite sex or same sex couples that protect both individuals and stand the test of time. We are experienced in the dissolution of opposite sex or same sex partnerships and the dissolution of Registered Domestic Partnerships (limited by Oregon law to same sex couples).


Prenuptial and Cohabitation Agreements

We believe that the best prenuptial agreement is one that helps to prevent the failure of a marriage or a contested divorce later on.


Estate Planning

Every family is different. Based on your family's circumstances, we develop creative solutions that stand the test of time.



Children are at the heart of our practice, and we work to be sure that any solution to family problems is in their best interests. Our lawyer understands that the best interests of the children should be not sidelined during family law disputes. We make sure that their needs are given priority.

  • Child support
  • Child custody and visitation (parenting time)
  • Stepparent adoption

If the parties disagree about custody and parenting time matters, they are required to participate first in mediation; if unsuccessful in mediation, they are required to participate in a custody and parenting time evaluation and may be required to work with a parenting time coordinator. Judges rely heavily upon these professionals' opinions when making custody and parenting time decisions.

If your family circumstances change and modification is required for child support, custody or parenting time orders, attorney Suzanne Noland will work with you to present your case before the court.


Contact Our Oregon Family Law Firm

For more information about our family law firm or our practice areas, contact us by calling 503-228-7591.