Jaye Wickham Taylor


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Jaye Wickham Taylor focuses her practice on family law litigation. She also has extensive experience in tax and financial planning, qualified plan design and administration, and insurance and securities portfolio design. Jaye’s financial and pension background make her particularly well suited to assist clients in high-asset divorce litigation and post divorce estate planning. Jaye also understands the challenges business-owning clients face, having built, successfully operated, and then sold her own small business (a pension consulting and investment company) to a publicly traded and widely recognized financial conglomerate.

Jaye has successfully litigated some of the most challenging and emotionally charged family law cases in the state, involving custody of children to fathers, severe parental alienation and abduction, allegations of domestic violence and international move-away cases. She has also litigated challenges to wills and trusts and elder financial abuse cases in increasing numbers.

Jaye and her husband, Lon, have two sons; Mike is a graduate of Harvard University and Rand is a U of O grad and USC Law School Alum. She and Lon have been foster parents to seven children over the years. She is an avid cook & gardener.

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Primary Areas of Practice

  • Divorce: including allocation of closely held businesses, pensions, and real estate holdings, family trusts
  • Custody of minor children, parenting time, move restrictions
  • Child support and spousal support
  • Domestic violence and emergency custody
  • Grandparent’s visitation and custody
  • Parental alienation, including parental abductions
  • Modification of prior domestic relations orders
  • Adoption
  • Will & trust litigation
  • Pre- and post-divorce estate planning
  • Contested guardianships
  • Conservatorships
  • Pre-marital agreements

Professional Achievement & Recognition
AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Selected to the Oregon Super Lawyers list (2012-2013)
Past-president, Buckley Law (2012)

Professional & Community Activities
Member, Oregon Women Lawyers
Member, Board of Directors, Classroom Law Project (2010 – present)
Co-chair, Family Law Section, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (2011 – present)
Sustaining Member, Lake Oswego Jr. Women’s Club
Member, Guardian / Conservator Association of Oregon
Member, National Guardianship Association
Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, an organization that works to improve the lives of children and families through the resolution of family conflict
Past-Regional Coordinator, High School Mock Trial Competition
Former Member of the Executive Board, Christie Care

Publications & Presentations
Guest speaker, AM Northwest KATU Channel 2
Guest speaker, KXL News Radio
Past-lecturer and director of education, American Society of Pension Actuaries
Speaker and lecturer, Family law and foster parenting, Oregon Women Lawyers
Speaker, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
Presenter, Allegations of Sexual Abuse In Family Law Litigation, Multnomah County Bar Association
Co-author, Judicial Administration Section of the Oregon Legislative Highlight, Oregon State Bar Public Affairs (2009)
Lecturer and faculty member, Family Law Conference, Oregon State Bar (2011)

Articles & Publications
Author, Will Options for Divorcing or Newly Separated Parents, Buckley Law (February 8, 2012)
Author, Uncontested Divorce? Take the Fast Track!, Buckley Law (October 10, 2011)
Author, The Use and Abuse of Custody and Parenting Time Evaluations, Buckley Law (September 12, 2007)

Admitted to Practice
Oregon State Courts
Washington State Courts
United States District Court, District of Oregon
United States District Court, Western District of Washington

Lewis and Clark College Northwestern School of Law, Juris Doctorate degree
University of California, Irvine, Bachelor of arts degree