Pacific Cascade Legal’s Podcast, “Modern Family Matters”

We have discussed 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 Pacific Cascade Legal attorneys and other industry professionals on all matters pertaining to the modern family.
  • What Should You Expect From a Probate Case in Oregon?

    What Should You Expect From a Probate Case in Oregon?

    Join us as we sit down with Attorney, Kimberly Brown, to talk through what you can expect from the probate process in Oregon.

  • Important Differences Between California and Oregon Divorce Laws

    Important Differences Between California and Oregon Divorce Laws

    Join us as we sit down with California Family Law Attorney, Joseph Willmore, to discuss the most important differences between Oregon and California divorce laws.

  • Strategies to Break the Cycle of Reaction When Divorcing a High-Conflict Personality

    Strategies to Break the Cycle of Reaction When Divorcing a High-Conflict Personality

    Join us as we sit down with High Conflict and Divorce Relationship Coach, Barbara La Pointe Coaching LLC, to talk through skills and strategies to help de-escalate difficult interactions when divorcing a high-conflict ex.

  • The Power of Words: Book Recommendations to Help Children Process Divorce

    The Power of Words: Book Recommendations to Help Children Process Divorce

    Join us as we sit down with Educator and Author, Portia Y. Clare, to discuss the power of books in helping children process divorce and changing family dynamics, along with specific book examples for parents to consider.

  • The Secret to Creating a High-Caliber Parenting Plan That Works

    The Secret to Creating a High-Caliber Parenting Plan That Works

    Family Law Attorney, Zach Santos, talks through the most important elements to consider when crafting a high-caliber parenting plan with your co-parent.

  • Don't Make These Mistakes! Conduct You Want to Avoid in a Custody Case
    Don't Make These Mistakes! Conduct You Want to Avoid in a Custody Case

    Join us as we sit down with Family Law Attorney, Natalie Thorp, to talk through common conduct missteps that parents should actively try to avoid when navigating a custody case.

  • Wiping the Slate Clean & Starting New: Your Most Pressing Bankruptcy Questions Answered

    Wiping the Slate Clean & Starting New: Your Most Pressing Bankruptcy Questions Answered

    Join us for our Facebook Live as we sit down with Bankruptcy Attorney, Darin Wisehart, to answer your most pressing bankruptcy questions.

  • To Post or Note to Post? The Role of Social Media in a Divorce Case

    To Post or Note to Post? The Role of Social Media in a Divorce Case

    Join us for our Facebook Live as we sit down with Attorney, Adriana Gomez, to talk through the role that social media can play in a dissolution case, and the best way to manage your social media presence when you're in the thick of your legal proceedings.

  • How Fathers Can Do the "Heart" Work to Break Generational Trauma for Their Children & Family Legacy

    How Fathers Can Do the "Heart" Work to Break Generational Trauma for Their Children & Family Legacy

    Transformation Coach, Mike Forrester, talks about the role that childhood trauma plays in parental decision-making, and how fathers can put in the work to break these generational cycles and create a new legacy for their children.

  • A Roadmap for Claiming Control of Your Divorce in the Throes of Upheaval & Transition
    A Roadmap for Claiming Control of Your Divorce in the Throes of Upheaval & Transition

    Join us as we sit down with Divorce Coaches, Bill Miles & Kristen Noel, to talk through steps that you can take to help claim control over your divorce and make the transition a healthier and easier process.

  • College Planning for Co-Parents: Financial Strategies to Save for Your Child's Future Education
    College Planning for Co-Parents: Financial Strategies to Save for Your Child's Future Education

    Join us as we sit down with Certified Financial Planner and College Funding Consultant, Brad Baldridge, to talk through financial strategies that co-parents can employ to save for their child's future higher education.

  • Incorporating Legacy Investing as a Powerful Part of Your Estate Plan
    Incorporating Legacy Investing as a Powerful Part of Your Estate Plan

    Join us as we sit down with Senior Wealth Strategist, Blake Brogan, to talk through alternative investment ideas that can help you maximize your money in order to help create a family legacy in years to follow.

  • How to Utilize Nervous System Literacy to Become the Empowered Mom
    How to Utilize Nervous System Literacy to Become the Empowered Mom

    In honor of Mother's Day, join us as we sit down with certified TRE® (tension and trauma releasing exercises) provider and nervous system educator, Christa Bevan, to talk about the important roles that nervous system regulation, as well as breaking cycles of generational trauma, can play in helping mothers to feel more empowered in their journey through motherhood.

  • The Complex Relationship Between Bankruptcy and Divorce Cases & Tactical Considerations When Filing for Both

    The Complex Relationship Between Bankruptcy and Divorce Cases & Tactical Considerations When Filing for Both

    Pacific Cascade's Bankruptcy Attorney, Darin Wisehart, discusses the relationship between bankruptcy and divorce cases, and important tips to keep in mind when filing to help ensure a smooth process on both fronts.

  • Wait! Important Questions You Should Ask Your Financial Advisor Before Negotiating Your Divorce Settlement

    Wait! Important Questions You Should Ask Your Financial Advisor Before Negotiating Your Divorce Settlement

    Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Grant Johnstone, and his team of financial advisors at Miracle Mile Advisors discuss pertinent questions that they wish their clients would have brought to them before negotiating and finalizing their divorce settlement.

  • How Co-Parents Can Utilize Sleep Science to Help a Child Struggling to Sleep in Two Households
    How Co-Parents Can Utilize Sleep Science to Help a Child Struggling to Sleep in Two Households
    Pediatric Sleep Consultant, Marie-Eve Gagnon, discusses factors that can result in sleep challenges for children, and how co-parents can work together across households to create environments that support healthy sleep patterns.
  • Military Divorces & the Tactical Division of Assets and Military Benefits

    Military Divorces & the Tactical Division of Assets and Military Benefits

    Attorney, Robert Howell, discusses how military benefits are typically addressed in a dissolution case, and important things to know to help protect your rights and prepare for the process.

  • Raising Children in a High Achievement Culture: How Effective Co-Parenting Can Help Prevent a Child From Becoming a Disintegrated Student

    Raising Children in a High Achievement Culture: How Effective Co-Parenting Can Help Prevent a Child From Becoming a Disintegrated Student

    Student and Parent Coach, Dr. Jeannine Jannot, discusses how a high-achieving culture can result in a disintegrated student, and how co-parents can work together to find a healthy balance for their child.

  • Supporting a Child Through Addiction: How Divorced Parents Can Create Helpful Structures & Solutions for the Struggling Child

    Supporting a Child Through Addiction: How Divorced Parents Can Create Helpful Structures & Solutions for the Struggling Child

    Parenting coach and interventionist, Aaron Huey, discusses how separated parents can work together to provide support for a child who is struggling with addiction.

  • Perdido en la Traducción: Exploring the Benefits of Hiring a Spanish Speaking Attorney for your Family Law Case

    Perdido en la Traducción: Exploring the Benefits of Hiring a Spanish Speaking Attorney for your Family Law Case

    Join us as we sit down with Attorney, Alan Nieczyporuk, and Billing Manager, Claudia Preciado, to discuss how hiring a bilingual attorney can help Spanish-speaking clients avoid misunderstandings with their attorney when discussing legal, financial and other personal matters within their case.

  • Re-Entering the Workforce Post-Divorce: Tips on How to Successfully Kickstart a Teaching Career

    Re-Entering the Workforce Post-Divorce: Tips on How to Successfully Kickstart a Teaching Career

    Whether you left a former teaching profession to care for your children, or took a break to pursue other career options, returning to teaching can be more challenging than going back to work in other fields.

  • Preparing for Child Support: Taking a Closer Look at Oregon's Child Support Guidelines & Calculations

    Preparing for Child Support: Taking a Closer Look at Oregon's Child Support Guidelines & Calculations

    Join us as our Lead Paralegal, Lisa Parsons sits down to discuss frequently asked questions surrounding child support laws and calculations in Oregon.

  • What is Intellectual Property, & How Is It Addressed in Divorce and Estate Planning Cases?
    What is Intellectual Property, & How Is It Addressed in Divorce and Estate Planning Cases?

    Join us as we sit down with Patent Attorney, J. Curtis Edmondson, to discuss intellectual property, what it is, and common issues that clients face in divorce and estate planning cases.

  • Estate Planning 101: The Basics of a Trust & How to Create One That Is Best Designed for Your Goals
    Estate Planning 101: The Basics of a Trust & How to Create One That Is Best Designed for Your Goals

    Join us as we sit down with Attorney, Triston Dallas, to discuss trusts, what they're used for, how they're created, and when you should consider one.

  • Covid 2.0: Handling the Uncertainty & Surviving the Upcoming School Year
    Covid 2.0: Handling the Uncertainty & Surviving the Upcoming School Year

    Join us as we sit down with Behavior Analyst, Chris Messina, to discuss how co-parents can help their children handle uncertainty amidst and the ever-changing rules and expectations as the school year approaches.

  • Divorce & Mortgages: How the Two are Less Like Oil and Water Than You Might Think
    Divorce & Mortgages: How the Two are Less Like Oil and Water Than You Might Think

    Residential Mortgage Lender and Certified Divorce Lending Professional, Katie Walsh, talks through the relationship between divorce and mortgages, and important timetables and tips to be aware of.

  • Tried and True Attorney Tips for Creating Effective Visitation and Parenting Time Schedules

    Tried and True Attorney Tips for Creating Effective Visitation and Parenting Time Schedules

    Attorney, Sabrina Owen, discusses tried and true attorney tips on how to create the most effective visitation and parenting plan schedules that will stand the test of time, reduce conflict, and set your child up for success.

  • What is a Qualified Domestic Relations Order, and Why Is It Important?
    What is a Qualified Domestic Relations Order, and Why Is It Important?

    Will Jones, Partner at Landerholm Family Law, explains the QDRO process and aspects to consider when dividing retirement accounts.

  • Alternative Options for Pursuing Your Family Law Case During COVID-19
    Alternative Options for Pursuing Your Family Law Case During COVID-19

    Lewis Landerholm, Founding Attorney of Landerholm Family Law, discusses the various options available to those who would like to pursue their family law case in spite of court delays due to Covid-19.

  • Estate Planning: Who Should Get One and Why Is It So Important?
    Estate Planning: Who Should Get One and Why Is It So Important?

    Landerholm Family Law’s Associate Attorney, Triston Dallas, explains what an estate plan and why it’s important for people of all ages to consider.

  • Deconstructing the Divorce Process: Preparing for a Favorable and Lasting Outcome
    Deconstructing the Divorce Process: Preparing for a Favorable and Lasting Outcome

    Landerholm Family Law's Partner, Will Jones, breaks down the divorce process in Oregon by focusing on the last step, the judgment, and working backwards.

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

  • How Does DACA Impact Family Law Matters for DREAMers?
    How Does DACA Impact Family Law Matters for DREAMers?

    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.

  • What is Financial Therapy, and How Does it Effect Financial Planning?
    What is Financial Therapy, and How Does it Effect Financial Planning?

    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.

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

    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.

  • Creative Ideas to Motivate Children as Virtual Learning Looms Ahead
    Creative Ideas to Motivate Children as Virtual Learning Looms Ahead

    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.

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

    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.

  • Creating the Right Plan for You: Demystifying Estate Planning Documents
    Creating the Right Plan for You: Demystifying Estate Planning Documents

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

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

    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.

  • How to Protect Yourself From Losing Health Insurance During a Divorce
    How to Protect Yourself From Losing Health Insurance During a Divorce

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

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

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

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

    Steve Altishin and Troy Pickard discuss the the impact of divorce and domestic violence on renters and on their landlords.

  • Best Practices for Negotiating Business Ownership During a Divorce
    Best Practices for Negotiating Business Ownership During a Divorce

    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.

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

    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.

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

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

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

    Partner and Lead Litigation Attorney, Will Jones, joins us to discuss how military divorces differ from civilian divorces.

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

    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.

  • Understanding Divorce Discovery: Why It’s Important, What to Share, and How Your Legal Team Can Make All the Difference
    Understanding Divorce Discovery: Why It’s Important, What to Share, and How Your Legal Team Can Make All the Difference

    Lead Paralegal, Lisa Parsons, discusses the discovery process, and why it’s such an important part of dissolution cases.

  • Selling Your Home Before, During or After a Divorce: A Realtor’s List of Do’s and Don’ts
    Selling Your Home Before, During or After a Divorce: A Realtor’s List of Do’s and Don’ts

    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.

  • Co-Parenting During the Summer Can Be Hard! How to Treat Your Ex Like a Business Partner & Choose Cooperation Over Conflict
    Co-Parenting During the Summer Can Be Hard! How to Treat Your Ex Like a Business Partner & Choose Cooperation Over Conflict

    Behavior Analyst, Chris Messina, sits down with us to discuss how parents can tackle difficult co-parenting hurdles this summer and collaborate effectively.

  • What to Expect From a Client/Attorney Relationship, and How to Work Together for a Positive Outcome
    What to Expect From a Client/Attorney Relationship, and How to Work Together for a Positive Outcome

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

  • The ABC’s of a Last Will and Testament: Simplifying Estate Planning
    The ABC’s of a Last Will and Testament: Simplifying Estate Planning

    Attorney, Triston Dallas, breaks down all of the important components of one of the most common estate planning documents: a last will and testament.

  • The Power of a Thoughtfully Crafted Parenting Plan, & Why They Are So Important to Get Right
    The Power of a Thoughtfully Crafted Parenting Plan, & Why They Are So Important to Get Right

    Founding Attorney, Lewis Landerholm, explains what a parenting plan is, and why it's important to have a long-term mindset when creating one with your co-parent

  • Harnessing Your Power to Reclaim Control in Divorce and Make Co-Parenting a Win/Win Situation
    Harnessing Your Power to Reclaim Control in Divorce and Make Co-Parenting a Win/Win Situation

    Behavior Coach and best-selling author, Gail Rudolph, discusses how you can set healthy boundaries while navigating divorce, and control your own power dynamic not only in separation, but in co-parenting relationships

  • The Psychological Impact of Divorce: How to Process the Stages of Separation & Transition From a Place of Resentment to Acceptance
    The Psychological Impact of Divorce: How to Process the Stages of Separation & Transition From a Place of Resentment to Acceptance

    Psychotherapist, Dr. Foojan Zeine, to talk through the different emotional stages of divorce, and tips for how divorcing couples can individually process these emotions in a way that replaces resentment and anger with acceptance and forgiveness.

  • The Co-Parent’s Survival Guide for Spring Break: Attorney Tips on How to Eliminate Stress & Amicably Plan for Success
    The Co-Parent’s Survival Guide for Spring Break: Attorney Tips on How to Eliminate Stress & Amicably Plan for Success

    Attorney, Allison Harper, to talk through the common problem areas for co-parents who are trying to plan spring break for their children, and steps that can be taken to eliminate conflict and stress for all involved.

  • Get the Inside Scoop! Attorney Tips on How to Best Prepare for a Family Law Mediation
    Get the Inside Scoop! Attorney Tips on How to Best Prepare for a Family Law Mediation

    Caryn Jones, to discuss how divorcing spouses can adequately prepare for mediation in order to reach agreements on issues that need resolution in order to finalize a divorce, such as child custody, parenting time, child support, spousal support and property division.

  • There's No Room for Shame in Divorce! Detangling Cultural and Religious Stigmas From the Decision to Divorce
    There's No Room for Shame in Divorce! Detangling Cultural and Religious Stigmas From the Decision to Divorce

    Family law attorney, Kimberly Brown, to discuss the cultural and religious stigmas that have historically clouded divorce with a sense of shame, and why it's time to shed this thinking and view divorce through a healthier lens.

  • Washington Protection Orders: Understanding the Types of Restraining Orders Available and When You Should Consider Filing
    Washington Protection Orders: Understanding the Types of Restraining Orders Available and When You Should Consider Filing

    Family law attorney, Ben Brown, to discuss Washington's protection orders, and how you can utilize these court orders to help prevent contact that is harassing or abusive.

  • Let's Talk Personal Injury: What You Should (& Shouldn't) Do If You’re Injured In a Car Accident
    Let's Talk Personal Injury: What You Should (& Shouldn't) Do If You’re Injured In a Car Accident

    Personal injury attorney, Terry Hogan, discusses the most important steps to be mindful of if you've recently been in a car accident, especially in regard to strengthening a claim to compensation.

  • Help! What Are My Options If My Wages Are Being Garnished?
    Help! What Are My Options If My Wages Are Being Garnished?

    Bankruptcy attorney, Darin Wisehart, talks through the options available to those who are facing wage garnishments.

  • What Community Property Is & How It Impacts Family Law and Bankruptcy Cases
    What Community Property Is & How It Impacts Family Law and Bankruptcy Cases

    Family Law attorney, Michael Reid, talks about how community property plays a role in family law and bankruptcy cases.

  • Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 13: How to Decide Which Bankruptcy Option Is Best for You
    Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 13: How to Decide Which Bankruptcy Option Is Best for You

    Bankruptcy attorney, Darin Wisehart, talks about Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies, and how to decide which option is best for you.