Entries by Randy


Mediation as an Option

Is Mediation a good alternative for us? by Randall Poff, Mediator and Collaborative Attorney www.Mediator.Law Mediation is a way of resolving a dispute with the help of an impartial person (the mediator). The neutral mediator helps both of you discuss personal concerns and, if possible, reach a voluntary agreement. The mediator helps you both think […]


Collaborative Divorce Knowledge Kit

Is Collaborative Divorce right for you? Download your free knowledge kit quickly and easily. This free information packet was created by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) as a tool to educate you both about Collaborative Divorce. The PDF format can safely be downloaded onto your hard drive and emailed, or it can be […]

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Pro Bono Spotlight

James O’Connor Pro Bono Spotlight From the Multnomah Lawyer, January 2019 Volume 65, Number 1 by Anthony Blake YLS Pro Bono Committee Early in life, James O’Connor realized he had an overarching desire to help people. He went to Georgetown Law School with the intent of using the law as a tool for change. After […]

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Robin Williams on Conflict

Robin Williams (1951-2014) demonstrates CONFLICT with his Sesame Street friends Collaborative Divorce is so much more than simply negotiating out-of-court. Robin Williams used the collaborative divorce process and is said to have maintained an outstanding relationship with his ex wife. Said Williams during his 2008 divorce, “We will strive to be honest, cooperative and respectful as […]

T. Boone Pickens Tells How to Save Millions on Divorce

T. Boone Pickens was one of the featured presenters at a collaborative law conference in Texas. Following his talk with the group, he gave an entertaining and enlightening interview to the Dallas Business Journal — it’s written up here. Mr. Pickens used Collaborative Divorce in his recent parting of ways from his fourth wife, Madeleine. The energy tycoon said the collaborative […]


2011 Oregon Legislature Repeals 90-day Waiting Period

Prior to January 1, 2012, Oregon law seemed to prevent “a quickie-divorce.” There was a 90-day waiting period between starting a divorce and time of trial or judgment. The waiting period had been in effect since 1971, when Oregon adopted “no-fault” divorce. I think the legislators included this provision as a sort of “cooling-off” period, […]

IACP Forum, San Francisco

October 27-30, 2011 Westin St. Francis / San Francisco Your Bridges Divorce professionals are back from the conference in San Francisco. IACP is the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, an international community of legal, mental health and financial professionals working in concert to create client-centered processes for resolving conflict. Vision Transform how conflict is resolved […]

Randall Poff

My primary office is in Beaverton, just off Sunset Highway, U.S. 26, at Bethany. Appointments at satellite offices throughout Oregon are available upon request.   Why I do this work? The one constant in family law is that each family is different. My practice: My primary goal has always been to help my clients get […]