Modern Family Matters

Modern Family Matters

Modern Family Matters is a podcast based out of Portland, OR that discusses a variety of different topics, ranging from divorce and custody to adoption and estate planning. We believe that there is no such thing as "broken" family, and that true family can take on many different forms. Join our host, Steve Altishin, as he interviews attorneys and other industry professionals on all matters pertaining to the modern family.

Episodes

April 28, 2021 37 min

Attorney, Natalie Thorp, discuss how to get the most out of your client/attorney relationship during a family law matter. Natalie and Steve cover the following:

  • What should you expect from your attorney during your case?
  • What are the legal duties your attorney owes you during your case?
  • Attorney confidentiality and why it’s important to you
  • Why competence, diligence, promptness and ethical actions are at the core of an attorney/client ...
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    Behavior Analyst, Chris Messina, sits down with us to discuss how parents can tackle difficult co-parenting hurdles this summer and collaborate effectively. The following is discussed in this podcast:

  • Tools and tips to work through your summer parenting schedule with your ex-spouse. 
  • Similarities between business partners and co-parents.
  • What a Business Plan looks like for co-parents.
  • Co-parenting is an obligation – co-parenting respec...
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    Realtor and Principal Broker, Joe Fustolo, sits down with us to discuss important tips for individuals who are selling their home before, during or after a divorce. The following is covered in this podcast:
      

    •    When to Sell Your House (Pros and Cons)
     •    How Realtors are Selected in a Divorce Case
     •    Understanding the Role of Everyone Involved (Spouses/ Realtors / Attorneys)
     •    Beyond Divorce: Estates, Guardianships and Trus...

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    Lead Paralegal, Lisa Parsons, discusses the discovery process, and why it’s such an important part of dissolution cases. Lisa and Steve answer the following questions in this episode:

  • What is a paralegal?
  • What is discovery?
  • Is discovery required in a divorce case?
  • What are the different types of discovery?
  • When does the discovery process get started?
  • What types of documents and information will be requested?
  • What does possession and contr...
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    Behavior Analyst, Chris Messina, discusses the impact that high-conflict parenting can have on a child, and 5 tactics you can start using today to help foster a positive co-parenting relationship with your ex. Chris covers the following in our podcast:

    •    Why Your Divorced Relationship with Your Ex-Spouse is as Important as Your Married Relationship 
     •    How Dysfunctional Interactions Between Ex-Spouses Negatively Impact the Kids
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    Partner and Lead Litigation Attorney, Will Jones, joins us to discuss how military divorces differ from civilian divorces. In this podcast, he discusses:

    -Military Member’s Protection from Default
    -Dividing Military Retirement Benefits
    -Child Support, Spousal Support and Military Pay
    -Child Custody and Parenting Time in a Military Divorce

    To learn more about how Landerholm Family Law and Pacific Cascade can help you with your military ...

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    Associate Attorney, Triston Dallas, joins us to discuss why it’s important to reevaluate your estate plan annually.

    2020 has been an unusual year specifically, with many families experiencing sudden changes, whether it’s a loss of family member, a business, a retirement nest egg, or a home. Alternatively, some individuals have gained a family member, a home, a business, or a change in life trajectory. 

    Whether you’ve experienced nega...

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    Former Judge, Ken Stewart, discusses how to obtain a FAPA, what you can expect from a FAPA hearing, and how these restraining orders are enforced.

    To learn more about how Landerholm Family Law can help you with a FAPA order, call our office at (503) 227-0200 or visit our website at https://www.landerholmlaw.com.

    Disclaimer: Nothing in this communication is intended to provide legal advice, therefore you should not interpret the cont...

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    If you’re a business owner who is going through a divorce, the first step of the process is to determine the value of your business. There are three different approaches utilized in the valuation of a business by professional valuation analysts: the asset approach, the market approach, or the income approach.

    There are two different types of engagements that a valuation analyst will employ. There's what's called a valuation ...

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    Show Notes:

    ·         If a divorcing couple is on a fixed term agreement and they're thinking about breaking it,  the landlord would have the right to continue charging the tenants for all of the rent that is due for the rest of the tenancy period that's been agreed upon if a replacement tenant can not be found. Additionally, there is a law in Oregon that allows a landlord to charge the tenants a flat fee of any amount up to...

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    Senior Judge, Deanne Darling, discusses courtroom etiquette that everybody is expected to adhere to during their family law hearing.

     

    You should be aware of your court etiquette from the moment you leave your house, to the moment you return. This includes your behavior in the parking lot, in the lobby, how you treat the courtroom staff, within the courtroom, and so on.

     

    The most important thing to remember when deciding how to dress ...

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    Certified Insurance Counselor, Gladys Boutwell, discusses what happens to health insurance in a divorce and how to protect yourself from losing your insurance.

    Once a divorce decree is obtained, the spouse that has health coverage would go to their employer with proof of the marriage ending, and request for their spouse and/or children or dependents to be removed.

    Once the removal happens, for the most part, the coverage in Oregon wi...

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    DHS has two divisions. They have the Child Protective Services Division, who investigate allegations of child abuse or neglect and coordinate visits, and they have the ongoing permanency workers, who do the ongoing case work with the family. 

    Child welfare complaints typically get filed from a teacher, a neighbor, a family friend, or someone who has a relationship with the child. A complaint can be filed via the Child Protective Ser...

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    Landerholm Family Law’s Associate Attorney, Triston Dallas, breaks down the most common components of an estate plan.

    An estate plan is an amalgamation of documents that are put together by an attorney on behalf of a client to explain how you would like your estate to be managed upon your death or incapacitation. Included in those documents are things such as a will, a trust, a power of attorney, an advanced directive, a ...

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    Clackamas’ Senior Judge, Eve L. Miller, discusses what mediation is, how it’s handled, and what it can accomplish for families who are hoping to avoid court.

    Mediators are trained to be a neutral party, and to not push or persuade one party in any direction. Evaluative Mediation allows a mediator to put their two cents into the situation due to their background and training, such as formerly holding a position as a judge or an attor...

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    Behavior Analyst, Chris Messina, and Landerholm Family Law’s Marketing Director, Kari Landerholm, discuss creative ideas to help motivate children as many families prepare for a virtual school year. 

    The biggest step we can take to set ourselves up for success is to reprioritize our expectations for ourselves, as parents, as well as for our children. Expectations are going to have to, and they should, be shifted and modified. 

    An act...

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    Financial Advisor, Stefanie Pickard, discusses Behavioral Finance, and how awareness of human tendencies relating to financial decisions can help you work towards financial freedom and risk-reward balance with investments.

    Behavioral finance is the study of observed investor and market behaviors. It focuses on the idea that people don’t always make rational financial decisions, however this irrationality is predictable and normal.

    Be...

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    Financial Advisor, Stefanie Pickard, talks about Financial Therapy, and how she utilizes her training to help clients understand their financial past, how those biases impact their outlook on money and decision making, and how they can work through those barriers towards financial freedom.

    An ideal client for financial therapy is someone who recognizes that they are having mental and emotional blocks towards finances, and who can ha...

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  • DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. It’s a program for children who grew up in the United States, have known this country to be their home, but don’t have immigration documents or eligibility to apply for citizenship or a green card. There are 800,000 people in this situation. These individuals are referred to as DREAMers.
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  • In 2012, the Obama administration passed a government program that granted “deferred actio...
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    If you’re unmarried with children, establishing paternity is incredibly important in the event of separation. If paternity is not established, child support will not be ordered, unless it’s voluntary from one party. Additionally, there could be issues establishing custody and parenting time. If paternity is not established, you might be able to obtain custody and parenting time via third-party rights.

    When dividing assets and disent...

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