One Day Divorce: Doing Divorce Differently

The timeline to a traditional divorce in Oregon typically takes nine months to a year, if not longer.

In typical litigation, each party pays a retainer of several thousand dollars to an attorney “to start the process.” Typical litigation involves multiple court appearances, delays, and a trial. This process is stressful, expensive and time consuming.

The One Day Divorce solution is fair, transparent and affordable. You will know exactly when your divorce will be concluded … months from now, not years. You will know your divorce costs in advance (no surprises), per couple. You will not face the risk of spending thousands of dollars each and then going to trial.

Our unique approach combines the benefits of talking through the issues with your spouse through a trained and experienced divorce mediator. If you cannot come to an agreement, the mediator then makes the final decision regarding the assets, liabilities, income and parenting issues. This is our MBA approach – Mediation Binding Arbitration. After spending several hours talking directly with both parties, the mediator will have the best insight into the marriage and will then make decisions consistent with Oregon law to resolve the outstanding disputes.

Keep reading to see if the One Day Divorce process is a better solution for your needs.

The One Day Divorce Process

The One Day Divorce consists of the following seven steps:

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Step 1

Provide background and marriage information

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Step 2

Give notice of the issues to be decided at mediation

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Step 3

Inventory the assets, debt of the marriage

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Step 4

Meet with the mediator to prepare for the mediation

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Step 5

Mediation Binding Arbitration at the agreed time


Step 6

We draft, you sign court divorce documents, and then we file and pay the court

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Step 7

We will notify you directly once the court signs the divorce decree and follow up to help you get back on track

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Contact Leskin Law and Mediation to discuss whether the One Day Divorce approach is right for you. There is no charge for this consultation.

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Why You Should Hire Leskin Law & Mediation

Leskin Law & Mediation’s innovative approach offers three distinct advantages over traditional divorce firms:

  1. The One Day Divorce process focuses on resolving a couple’s differences without spending thousands of dollars on unnecessary legal work, such interim support motions (necessitated by long court waits) or repeated motions to postpone a trial date;
  2. The One Day Divorce fee is based on the couple’s circumstances – and not billed by the hour per person; and
  3. You will know the exact date of your Mediation Binding Arbitration, how long the Mediation Binding Arbitration will last, and when the court documents will be filed.
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Divorce on your schedule
– not the court’s

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Talking is better
than litigating

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Courts generally
require mediation

Do You Qualify For One Day Divorce?

Unlike litigation, the One Day Divorce process is not a fact-finding process. It is an abbreviated process. Hence, certain divorces are not amenable to this type of resolution.

The following types of cases are excluded:

  • A spouse suspects the other of concealing assets, liabilities or income;
  • One partner lacks the cognitive or mental capacity to contract;
  • One partner requires expert financial and or medical planning;
  • There is a custody dispute or allegations of child abuse;
  • One of the spouses owns a military or government pension to be divided in the future, excluding PERS;
  • Either spouse owns, or has an interest in, a business requiring valuation;
  • Either spouse owns stock options or other complicated financial instruments which require valuation;
  • The total value of the estate exceeds one million dollars;
  • One partner is not capable of using e mail or streaming technology (such as Zoom).
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