PRACTICE AREAS

FAMILY LAW

Law Works LLC handles all legal aspects associated with family matters to ensure that clients can make informed and important life-long decisions. Oregon and Washington law also allows the court to order both parents to pay support for children between 18 and 21 while they are attending school. The Oregon and Washington child support guidelines may be adjusted based on various factors specific to a given family.

DIVORCE

Law Works LLC works collaboratively when possible to efficiently and effectively achieve the complete separation of the parties. When litigation is required, Law Works LLC works diligently and forcefully to assert and advocate for the client's the legal rights to achieve the best outcomes. Careful and attentive planning, including comprehensive asset and debt determination, yields results to take into the next chapter.

PREMARITAL & RELATIONSHIP AGREEMENTS

Many people preparing for marriage plan for how their assets will be divided should their marriage end. This kind of predictability can be portable to other states and may help to ensure that a relationship endures because both partners share an understanding of their rights during the marriage.

A domestic partnership agreement provides similar benefits for partners who do marry.

Post-marital agreements are developed after the parties are married.

GAY, LESBIAN & TRANSGENDER FAMILIES

The laws affecting gay, lesbian, and transgender families changing rapidly. Law Works LLC has maintained a special emphasis in this area of law for the past 15 years.

CHILD SUPPORT

Oregon law provides a formula to determine child support as an equitable distribution of both parents' incomes to pay for the child's needs.

CIVIL RIGHTS & DISCRIMINATION

Law Works LLC handles civil rights and discrimination claims for people who have been wronged by the government or who have experienced discrimination in employment or in a business based on a persons race, gender identity, sexual orientation, or gender.

INJURY CLAIMS

Law Works LLC advocates for clients who have been injured by someone else's negligence, mistake, or intentional act.

These include car crashes, bicycle injuries, unsafe premises/slip and fall, defamation, fraud, misrepresentation, and injuries caused by consumer products.

CRIMINAL LAW

Law Works LLC and Lake Perriguey have represented many clients facing charges by the government, including the vigorous defense of:

  • DUI
  • Sex Crimes
  • Assault and Battery
  • Fraud

WAGE CLAIMS

Most wage claims include attorney fees, penalties and costs. This allows Law Works LLC to take most Oregon wage claim lawsuits on a contingency fee basis. This means, with minor exceptions that are within your control, that attorneys only get paid their attorney fees if they recover wages or penalty wages for you.

  • Failure to pay All Wages Due on Termination
  • Failure to pay Minimum Wage
  • Failure to pay Overtime at 1 1/2 times the regular hourly rate for all hours over 40 hours per week, or in certain cases, if over 10 hours per day.
  • Failure to pay Vacation Pay or Paid Time Off
  • Failure to pay Training Time
  • Failure to pay Interns

BUSINESS

Law Works LLC is experienced in assisting with the formation of corporations and limited liability companies. Included are:

  • Business dissolutions
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Incorporation and Organization of Business Entitites
  • Shareholder and Partner Disputes
  • Developing legal framework and business contracts.

COPYRIGHT & TRADEMARK

Law Works LLC handles all aspects of copyright and trademark law, with experience before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board and the US Copyright Office and multiple cases in the United States District Court. These matters include the initial registration of copyrights and trademarks and claims and defenses of copyright infringement and trademark infringement.