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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.

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.

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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.

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English

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5032270200


Episodes

Trickle Down Bleakonomics: How High-Conflict Relationships Hurt Children & 5 Ways to Foster Healthier Dynamics

2/9/2021
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 • How to Move from Gridlock to Compatibility with your Ex •...

Duration:00:40:48

Military Divorces and How they Differ: Protections, Divisions & Pensions

1/27/2021
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 divorce, call our office at (503) 227-0200 or visit...

Duration:00:33:07

Estate Planning Resolutions: The Benefits of Reviewing Your Estate Plan Annually

1/26/2021
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 negative or positive changes this past year, the importance of...

Duration:00:36:37

A Guide to Family Abuse Prevention Act (FAPA) Restraining Orders

12/15/2020
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 contents as such.

Duration:00:40:17

Best Practices for Negotiating Business Ownership During a Divorce

11/16/2020
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 engagement, and there's what's called a calculation engagement....

Duration:00:35:11

Divorce, Domestic Violence, & Tenancy Rights: Leasing Options for Renters (& Their Landlords)

11/9/2020
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 a month and a half of rent, regardless of if they find a replacement...

Duration:00:40:00

The Do's and Don'ts of Courtroom Conduct: What to Know Before Your Hearing

10/29/2020
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 is that the Judge will be looking for clean,...

Duration:00:38:38

How to Protect Yourself From Losing Health Insurance During a Divorce

10/19/2020
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 will continue until the last day of the month. However,...

Duration:00:41:10

Important Things to Know About DHS and How Child Welfare Cases Are Processed

9/28/2020
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 Services hotline. The hotline staff will divide the reports...

Duration:00:43:06

Creating the Right Plan for You: Demystifying Estate Planning Documents

9/10/2020
Show Notes: 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 letter of intent, or a disposition of remains. It's...

Duration:00:36:01

Utilizing Mediation to Resolve Family Disputes: Safeguarding Time, Money, and Privacy

8/28/2020
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 attorney. The focus in mediation is to help parties come to...

Duration:00:38:08

Creative Ideas to Motivate Children as Virtual Learning Looms Ahead

8/21/2020
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 activity to help prioritize expectations is to get out sticky...

Duration:00:41:10

Behavioral Finance: Learning How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Buy Happiness

8/12/2020
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. Behavioral biases and cognitive errors can be developed...

Duration:00:45:40

What Is Financial Therapy, and How Does it Effect Financial Planning?

7/27/2020
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 have an open mind to changing. It’s believed that most money...

Duration:00:35:26

How Does DACA Impact Family Law Matters for DREAMers?

7/16/2020
• DACA significa Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia. Es un programa para niños que crecieron en los Estados Unidos, y que han visto a este país como su hogar, pero no tienen documentos de inmigración o elegibilidad para solicitar la ciudadanía o una green card. Hay 800,000 personas en esta situación. Estos individuos son conocidos como DREAMers. • En el 2012, la administración de Obama aprobó un programa gubernamental que otorgó "acción diferida", y protegió a...

Duration:00:35:51

What Are the Legal Rights for Unmarried Couples Who Separate in Oregon?

7/10/2020
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 disentangling two unmarried individuals, it first needs to be...

Duration:00:39:05

Avoid These Parenting Pitfalls! Strategies to Protect Your Child’s Mental Health During Lockdown

7/2/2020
Behavior Analyst, Chris Messina, discusses parenting pitfalls to be aware of in order to help protect your children’s mental hygiene during coronavirus and lockdown measures. Pitfall #1: Don’t double down on kids and try to over-compensate for what is perceived as missed time. Many parents feel that they need to set hard rules and push for increased accomplishments in order to make up for lost time in school and around peers. This includes rigorously tracking academics, skills, and...

Duration:00:33:12

Special Needs Estate Planning: Preserving Your Disabled Child’s Public Benefits and Maintaining Their Quality of Life

6/24/2020
• It’s important that an individual with special needs maintains some level of covered benefits, such as social security or Medicaid, amongst other resources. However, without proper planning it is easy for a family or individual to misstep and lose their benefits. • A special-needs individual can generally have up to $2,000 in their name- anything above that and they may lose their eligibility for government benefits. While this is not a lot of money, it’s very possible to maintain and...

Duration:00:38:13