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"I used Nicole in 1999 for a divorce case and again in 2010 for a spousal support modification. She is timely and I have no issues which is why I used her again."
– ED

"Nicole Deering helped me through the process of designing a divorce settlement and child support plan -- and again when my ex-spouse wanted modification. I truly appreciate Nicole's experience and calm through a time when I needed help and guidance about what to do. Over the course of 7 years, I have gotten "on my feet", taken care of my children and have moved forward. Having the appropriate divorce settlement and especially a good child support plan in place, was so important to making this all happen."
– Peggy T.

"I am extremely grateful for the legal services of my attorney, Nicole Deering. She was not only highly professional, but extremely human. My divorce case was painful and stressful, and I appreciate that Nicole took her time and care to provide excellent legal advice and services, as well as emotional support. As a result, I received a settlement that was very good. I would highly recommend her."
– Sherri L.

"I met with several attorneys before I was introduced to Nicole. My problem with the other divorce attorneys was their aggressiveness. I very much wanted to have a peaceful resolution with the father of my children, and Nicole supported me 100%. In the end, I feel she made sure both my ex and I were protected for the future, and we have been able to remain good friends and co-parents. Although divorce is unfortunate in any case, I found working with Nicole to be a very positive experience."
– Gia B.

"Nicole provided calm, caring, and professional service during one of the toughest times of my life. She put my mind at ease with sound judgement and reliable advice, and did an excellent and thorough job navigating me through unfamiliar terrain during my divorce. She was never unfair or condescending and managed to represent my best interests, while also considering the bigger picture needs of my entire family. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a thorough and reasonable family law attorney."
– Kristina S.

"These are the things that I appreciated about working with Nicole. My divorce looked simple on the surface, but was instead complex. She kept making it understandable and was always my advocate, even when my now-ex was telling fantastic lies to his attorney. She works out every day. Which might sounds like an odd reason to appreciate your attorney, but it meant to me that she cares about herself and her life - and about me and mine. She listened to me vent, especially one day when I yelled at her in frustration that I did not know why I was paying her. I could tell that she was a little ruffled and yet she was all there for me, and we got all the work done. Nicole let me do as much paperwork as I could, to save costs, and helped me whenever I asked. Now I am no longer married and so much happier!"
– Cheryl R.


David Bean
Divorce / Separation Lawyer in Portland, OR
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

"Nicole is an effective and caring lawyer. If you work with Nicole, you will be in good hands."

Michael Waddington
Criminal Defense Attorney in Humacao, PR
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

"I endorse this lawyer."

Benjamin Evans
Family Law Attorney in Portland, OR
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

"I have had the pleasure of working with Nicole on a family law matter. Nicole takes a calm and collaborative approach to her cases, while providing zealous representation for her clients. I look forward to working with Nicole again in the future."