Divorce and Role of the Business Lawyer
Shareholder Laurel Hook presented her “Representing Family and Closely Held Businesses” class to fellow attorneys last night. The lecture, as part of the Oregon Law Institute’s continuing legal education classes, included information about divorce, legal separation, and dissolution of a domestic partnership, as well as the role of the trusted adviser, business valuations, document drafting: stock pledge agreements and security instruments, Estate planning, premarital agreements, and more.
A little information about Laurel:
Laurel joined Stahancyk, Kent & Hook in 1999 and was elected a shareholder in 2004. Laurel is a leading litigator in complex custody issues involving lifestyle and mental health issues. She practices dissolution cases throughout the states of Oregon and Washington, successfully representing clients in all matters relating to family law, which can include: divorce, legal separation, domestic partnership in Oregon, modification of spousal support and child support, prenuptial, postnuptial agreements, and cohabitation agreements.
Laurel litigates complex financial and business interest cases as well as high-conflict custody and parenting time matters and modifications. Laurel works closely with the estate-planning department to provide comprehensive legal counsel before, during, and after the divorce process. She is also experienced in the issues of international and interstate child custody and financial matters.