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Vincent J. BernabeiVincent J. Bernabei LLC
- Divorce, Personal Injury, Estate Planning ...
- Oregon, Washington
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- Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
- Personal Injury
- Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
- Estate Planning
- Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
- Family Law
- Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
- Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Medical Malpractice
- Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
- Elder Law
- Domestic Violence
- Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Additional Practice Area
- Car Accidents
Free 15 minute initial telephone consultation
- Credit Cards Accepted
Contingent fees in all injury and accident cases.
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Competitive rates for high quality legal services. Often, fees may be shifted to opposing party.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- Vincent J. Bernabei LLC
- - Current
- Kennedy King & Zimmer
- Boettcher, LaLonde
- University of Nevada-Reno
- Lewis & Clark Law School
- Outstanding Volunteer
- Multnomah Bar Association
- Washington State Bar  # 14649
- - Current
- Oregon State Bar
- - Current
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250 Questions Answered
- Q. Do I have options? my spouse was driving and crashed involving just our vehicle. I broke my back can i be compensated.
- A: In General: A common scenario arises when the injured person is a passenger who brings a negligence claim against the driver of the same vehicle. The driver and passenger may be insured against liability under the same policy, either because they are members of the same household or because the driver is a permissive user of the vehicle owned and insured in the passenger’s name. The policy may purport to exclude liability coverage for any driver when the injury claim is asserted by someone insured under the same policy. The traditional rationale for that exclusion was either a latent fear of collusion between driver and passenger or the hope that an insured might need less insurance to resist a claim brought by a friend or family member. Whatever the rationale, the exclusion violates the Financial Responsibility Law (FRL). A policy may not deny liability coverage to a driver on the ground that the injured person happens to be an insured person under the same auto policy. You should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to determine your specific rights.
- Q. The kid ends up not being the father's child but no paterniry dna test was ordered, what can the father do?
- A: The answer to your question is complicated, and more information is needed. Generally, a person has 60 days after filing a Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity to request that the father’s name be removed from the birth certificate, or more than 60 days if the request is based on fraud, duress or material mistake of fact. You have one year after filing a Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity, or after an order has been entered by the state, to request parentage tests if they were not completed. If paternity was established by order or judgment, you have one year to petition to set aside the paternity due to mistake, inadvertence, surprise or excusable neglect. If paternity was established by order or judgment, and you wish to set aside the paternity due to fraud, misrepresentation or conduct of an adverse party, you have one year from your discovery of the fraud, misrepresentation or other misconduct. Successfully setting aside a paternity determination ends future child support obligations and eliminates any accumulated unpaid support. It does not automatically result in a refund of child support payments already made.
- Q. In OR state what does a father need to prove/document to receive full custody in a split from child's mother (unmarrie
- A: Oregon custody laws encourage parents to share in the rights and responsibilities of raising their children so long as it is in the best interests of the children. There is a distinct difference between a custody determination and parenting time. Custody decisions are about who will have decision-making authority for a minor child or children. Parenting time is the schedule that determines when the child will be in the care of each parent. The court’s primary consideration in awarding custody and parenting time is “the best interests and welfare of the child.” In making a decision on custody and parenting time, the court will consider all of the following factors: The emotional ties between the child and other family members; The interest of the parents in and attitude toward the child; The desirability of continuing an existing relationship; The abuse of one parent by the other; The preference for the primary caregiver of the child, if the caregiver is deemed fit by the court. (Primary caregiver is the parent who attends to the child’s basic needs on a daily basis, and who is more closely bonded to the child); The willingness and ability of each parent to facilitate and encourage a close and continuing relationship between the other parent and the child. You should contact an attorney to determine how these factors apply to your case.
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