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Divorce is a life changing event and can be even damaging special when certain aspects/agreements within the divorce are left out due to misrepresentation or simply because your requests are left out due to the sea of documents that are involve in the process. It can take many years to find the adequate, in-depth involvement, and dedication that one is seeking from an attorney/law firm. It has been my experience that the law sometimes forgets that there is a human component as part of the equation within the divorce process, especially when there are children involved, and that you live out of the state different from where your children reside. It has also been my experience that within this sometimes never ending tunnel of darkness, you are fortunate enough, by whatever greater power you might believe in, to find representation that will work in depth for you, and further investigate what can possibly be done in order to obtain justice and mercy from the vast sea of the Justice system where as individuals/divorcees get lost. Issues such as child care, custody, communication, parenting plan, child-support calculations, long distance plans, etc… are overlooked, not divided proportionally, not revised, and as a father, not in the best interest of the children, most of the time the legal system is one sided favoring the other party. I know that not all case are alike and that some men might deserved getting all their privileges taken away but that shouldn’t be the case for those of us that have been giving it all that we can to our children, love, respect, and dedication, even when the court system makes us jump through very difficult obstacles. With all this said, it has been a great experience to have found great representation within the firm of Goldberg Jones due to their in-depth involvement, experience, networking with other legal professionals, and over all, protecting the parental rights of fathers. Thank you Liam McGill for your dedication, research, knowledge, and in-depth involvement.
Re: Jason Heym I had hired another attorney to modify my existing spousal support from a past divorce after I become unemployed and not finding another job, was forced to retire. I could no longer afford my spousal support on my Social Security benefits. The attorney I initially hired was not familiar with either the presiding judge nor the opposing attorney. After months of stalling by the opposing attorney and questionable legal advice from my then attorney I began my search for a replacement to continue the process. After interviewing several other firms, I was referred to Goldberg Jones by a friend. Of their attorneys, I selected Jason Heym to handle my case. Jason was familiar with both the judge and more importantly the opposing attorney and their behaviors and attitudes. Jason reviewed my situation, determined what he thought would be a ‘fair’ resolution and recommended an action plan. He fully explained his rational for his approach. His financial background allowed him to articulate his plan in language I was able to understand. His past dealings with the presiding judge assisted him in re-setting my expectations as to potential outcomes if we were to go to trial. He fully explained the risks verses potential rewards so I could make an informed decision. Ultimately it was determined the best outcome would be to negotiate a settlement. Jason’s knowledge of the opposing attorney proved to be invaluable in negotiating a modification that significantly reduced my monthly support payment to a manageable level. He firmly but persistently pushed them towards resolution. Throughout the process, Jason kept me informed of what was happening. My only regret was not hiring Jason initially. I would recommend Jason to others. Thank you Jason.
I was lost, swirling around me was a fight I was not accustom to fighting, I had faithfully served my country for 8 years in the United States Marines, I have been on 3 different deployments and I was ill-equipped to fight the fight in front of me. My son came back and told me that my ex-wife’s boyfriend was abusing him but not bad enough to leave marks. One thing you must understand about Mike is he never is one to rest on his laurels; his unrivaled enthusiasm maintained momentum and was the pillar of light in our darkest hour. Mike has been a Deputy DA for 10 years and is a skillful litigator. I have seen him in the court room and it is nothing short of awesome. I have also been extremely impressed with Mike Reidel’s integrity and interpersonal skills. He is loyal without being a sycophant, has clearly held and well-expressed core beliefs, and is hugely gifted at getting along with others without sacrificing his own values. Mike is a high-energy person always willing to help his friends, colleagues and community, one of those people who always seem to be able to give more of themselves for the greater good of the group. He gave me a since of that we are family and my fight is his fight. Mike Ridel is highly intelligent and deeply motivated to succeed he is ambitions and I know he has the skill set and the determination to fight for you. He is disciplined and hardworking, and I have no doubt whatsoever that if mike tells you he will do something he will deliver. I cannot express the gratitude that I feel for all the dedication and hard work Mike Reidel of Goldberg and Jones has done for me and my family. I hope this helps you find the right attorney. Thank you Mike! Sincerely and eternally grateful, John SSGT USMC
I consider myself fortunate to have retained Mike (Reidel) to represent me in my divorce. With all the chaos that a break-up of a marriage brings to a family hiring him and the firm of Goldberg Jones was a decision that considerable lightened my burden. My two biggest concerns were my children and an inheritance I had received a number of years earlier. I had been getting mixed advice from other sources but Mike was able to give me clear and concise guidance while steering me through each phase. Working with Mike was truly a pleasure. From the start he put me at ease and laid out in front of me what I should expect over the coming months. Obviously I was not his only client but he certainly made me feel that I was. Whether it was responding to an email or a conversation on the phone about an upcoming step in the negotiations Mike always made me feel that I was of utmost importance to him. This is a very comforting since it is completely opposite of the alienating feeling you get traveling the bumpy road of divorce. In the end, although my ex-wife retained custody, Mike was able to effectively negotiate my parenting time with my children and now I am able to spend more time with them than I had anticipated. Mike also successfully argued in my favor regarding my inheritance. I knew from the first day I met Mike I had made the right choice in Attorneys but after reading the final judgment it was confirmed.
I believe attorneys can be qualified as great because they have superior knowledge, not only of the law, but also how to strategically apply it to each and every case. I also believe a powerful, element or characteristic found in a gifted, excellent attorney, is one who truly cares about the needs as well as the outcome for the client he or she is representing. It is that concern for all the case details and going the extra mile that sets them apart. Jason Heym is that attorney who is exceptional and who cares. He is willing to work hard and does what it takes, which is doing what is best for his client. Beside the important fact that Jason is without a doubt an excellent, highly intelligent attorney, he is exceptionally knowledgeable in finances. Another important, but compelling characteristic or quality is that he is an attorney with heart. Jason is that attorney willing to go the extra mile because he cares and because he understands that he is there to represent you and take you to that next level in your life. His ability as an attorney is nothing sort of amazing. If it had not been for his amazing remarkable effort, I would not have survived my divorce well, or would not have been able to move on to create a new acceptable chapter in my life. Jason was the one that opened that door for me and I will always be grateful to him.
I had the most horrible experience imaginable while "represented" by Brett Bender of Golderberg Jones. Brett was completely disorganized and repeatedly delayed my temp order hearings due to his lack of preperation until he finally cancelled it all together, against my specific written instructions to the contrary. He billed me over $5,000.00 for mostly phone calls with oposing councel. In the six months he "represented", he only filed one piece of paper with the court. It was a temp order he signed and returned (without my knowledge) to the opposing attorney giving my ex the house without any obligation to make the mortgage payments. He repeatedly lied to me about the deals (like that) he was making with the oposition. When I asked for a written account of what my $5,000. had been spent on, he and Colin Amos went on the attack, accusing me "of ruining their case" and that I would need to spend another $5,000-$15,000 for them to not quit. While they delayed my ex was diagnosed with breast cancer and at that news and my second request for a written account of what my money had been spent on, Brett QUIT. His delays ultimately cost me an extra ~$200,000.00 in settlement costs. I have numerous emails and letters documenting how awful Goldberg & Jones was. BUYER BEWARE!
I first met Colin Amos who gave me a general understanding of how things worked during a divorce and my chances of success in court after hearing my situation. Being ten years prior Navy, I have seen many friends go through divorce and already knew most of it. I could tell he was upfront and honest with me so I decided to hire them. I was directed to Billy Prince to represent me as my lawyer. Throughout the entire nine months of the divorce Billy diligently worked hard on my behalf to receive the best outcome on every given situation. I was constantly well informed and notified of situations that arose during those nine months. My ex refused to clearly understand our situation and believed she was entitled to at least half of everything. As a result, we fought it all the way to court. Thanks to Billy, the judge gave her less then what I offered as settlement and I now have sole custody of my kids /w child support and she is the "every other weekend" parent (with an extra night during the week). The only real complaint I have is the financial cost of all this which has landed me in debt. However, the cost would have been more easily affordable had my ex not been bull-headed and accepted my reasonable settlement.
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Jason Heym of Goldberg & Jones is a true professional! Not only was he able to assist me in having my disproportionate child support judgment reduced dramatically but more importantly, he was able to assist me in gaining more time with my son. As a Father, in this day and age and especially in the State of Oregon, it seems darn near impossible to have any type of beneficial and/or satisfactory arrangement for custody. No matter what is best for the child. However, Jason Heym of Goldberg and Jones was not only able to break through this stereotype, he set it on it’s ear with his dogged determination, his keen eye for the law and his willingness to do whatever it takes to ensure the well being of my son. As a result, Goldberg and Jones has me as a client for life and I intend to recommend both the firm and Jason Heym, specifically, to anyone I encounter who may find themselves in what can seem to be a nearly impossible position when it comes to custody issues.
I have recently have completed my divorce proceedings using this law firm. My case was assigned to Mike Ridel. Mike was a very professional and attentive attorney in every aspect of my divorce. No matter how complicated the situation was or how bad the other side got, he always kept his professionalism and cool demeanor. He was even professional enough to keep me in the right frame of mind and on the path that not only helped me get what I wanted out of my divorce but also act in a manner that I could look my self in the mirror and be proud of my actions. Mike was a true god send in this dark manner. His firm and him were always very supportive of me and my family through all of the hard struggles I had going through the divorce from beginning to end. I will hopefully never need his services again but if I do I pray and hope he will be available to help me again. Thank you again Mike you are and amazing human and attorney. please never loose that.