Top Portland, OR Foster Care Lawyers Near You

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  • Fowler Law LLC

    Foster Care Lawyers | Tigard Office | Serving Portland, OR

    Foster Care Lawyers | Tigard Office | Serving Portland, OR

  • Attorney at Law

    Foster Care Lawyers | Beaverton Office | Serving Portland, OR

    Foster Care Lawyers | Beaverton Office | Serving Portland, OR

  • Naranjo Law Firm, LLC

    Foster Care Lawyers | Beaverton Office | Serving Portland, OR

    Foster Care Lawyers | Beaverton Office | Serving Portland, OR

  • Borton Law LLC

    Foster Care Lawyers | St. Helens Office | Serving Portland, OR

    Foster Care Lawyers | St. Helens Office | Serving Portland, OR

  • Gresham Family & Bankruptcy Law

    Foster Care Lawyers | Gresham Office | Serving Portland, OR

    Foster Care Lawyers | Gresham Office | Serving Portland, OR

  • Berkey Miltenberger, LLC

    Foster Care Lawyers | Portland Office

    Foster Care Lawyers | Portland Office

  • Craig M. Cowley, Attorney at Law, LLC

    Foster Care Lawyers | Portland Office

    Foster Care Lawyers | Portland Office

  • Scherzer Strom

    Foster Care Lawyers | Portland Office

    Foster Care Lawyers | Portland Office

  • St. Andrew Legal Clinic

    Foster Care Lawyers | Portland Office

    Foster Care Lawyers | Portland Office

  • KPM Law, LLC

    Foster Care Lawyers | Milwaukie Office | Serving Portland, OR

    Foster Care Lawyers | Milwaukie Office | Serving Portland, OR

  • brittle.law

    Foster Care Lawyers | Portland Office

    Foster Care Lawyers | Portland Office

  • FowlksLegal.com

    Foster Care Lawyers | Milwaukie Office | Serving Portland, OR

    Foster Care Lawyers | Milwaukie Office | Serving Portland, OR

  • Kroll & Johnson, P.C.

    Foster Care Lawyers | Hillsboro Office | Serving Portland, OR

    Foster Care Lawyers | Hillsboro Office | Serving Portland, OR

  • Bier Family Law LLC

    Foster Care Lawyers | Beaverton Office | Serving Portland, OR

    Foster Care Lawyers | Beaverton Office | Serving Portland, OR

  • KG Law Group LLC

    Foster Care Lawyers | Portland Office

    Foster Care Lawyers | Portland Office

  • Tanzosh Family Law LLC

    Foster Care Lawyers | Portland Office

    Foster Care Lawyers | Portland Office

  • Attorney at Law

    Foster Care Lawyers | Portland Office

    Foster Care Lawyers | Portland Office

  • Law Office of E. Susan O'Toole

    Foster Care Lawyers | Portland Office

    Foster Care Lawyers | Portland Office

  • Kehoe Law

    Foster Care Lawyers | Portland Office

    Foster Care Lawyers | Portland Office

  • Landerholm Law, LLC

    Foster Care Lawyers | Portland Office

    Foster Care Lawyers | Portland Office

  • Leibenguth Law

    Foster Care Lawyers | Portland Office

    Foster Care Lawyers | Portland Office

  • Weisser Family Law

    Foster Care Lawyers | Portland Office

    Foster Care Lawyers | Portland Office

  • Four Point Legal, P.C.

    Foster Care Lawyers | Portland Office

    Foster Care Lawyers | Portland Office

  • David G Gannett LLC

    Foster Care Lawyers | Portland Office

    Foster Care Lawyers | Portland Office

  • Grace Family Law

    Foster Care Lawyers | Portland Office

    Foster Care Lawyers | Portland Office

Portland Foster Care Information

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Lead Counsel independently verifies Foster Care attorneys in Portland by conferring with Oregon bar associations and conducting annual reviews to confirm that an attorney practices in their advertised practice areas and possesses a valid bar license for the appropriate jurisdictions.

Find a Portland Foster Care Attorney in your area

Are You in Need of a Foster Care Attorney?

Foster care parents, children in foster care and even relatives of children in foster care may find themselves in need of legal assistance. Sometimes foster parents seek an attorney when the foster parent is being accused of abuse. Foster children or relatives worried about the children’s well-being may also seek legal help.

How a Foster Care Attorney Can Help

A Portland foster care attorney can help you manuever through the foster care system. Whether you or a loved one is in foster care or you wish to help others by becoming a foster parent, knowing and protecting your rights is the first step to take.

Best Time to Seek Legal Help

No matter what your legal issue may be, it is always best to seek legal help early in the process. An attorney can help secure what is likely to be the best possible outcome for your situation and avoid both unnecessary complications or errors.

What to Expect from an Initial Consultation

  • Seek to determine whether the attorney can represent you. There is no one-size-fits-all legal solution and it may turn out your needs are better served by an attorney in a different specialization.
  • It’s important to find a legal ally who is both competent in the law and someone you can trust to protect your interests.
  • Discuss how the practice’s billing works and discuss possible additional charges or fees that may arise during or after the resolution of your case.

An attorney consultation should provide you with enough information so that you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with legal help.

How will an attorney charge me?

A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:

  • Bill by the hour
  • Contingent fee agreement
  • Flat fee agreement

Depending on your specific legal situation, it’s possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se – This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute – Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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