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  • How is Spousal Support Calculated?

    How is Spousal Support Calculated? Once you and your spouse decide to file for divorce, you might be concerned about how spousal support payments might work for or against you. If you made significantly less than your spouse, or if you do not work at all, you’ll most likely rely on those support payments until you’re able to earn a more substantial income on your own. On the other hand, if you were the main breadwinner in your marriage, you might be concerned about how you will afford to make payments to your soon-to-be ex. Whether you hope to receive or pay ...
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  • What If I Can’t Afford My Child Support Payments?

    What If I Can’t Afford My Child Support Payments? Child support is meant to provide children with the financial support they need to cover the costs of daily living essentials. If the child lives primarily with one parent, the non-custodial parent might be required to make a payment each month to help cover the cost of living, education expenses, medical expenses, and so on. As much as the court system aims to make these payments fair for both parties, that isn’t always the case. Sometimes circumstances change, or parents might be asked to pay more than they are able – ...
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  • Divorce Tip: Planning for Your Child's Education

    Divorce Tip: Planning for Your Child's Education For many people, child support is a necessary expense meant to support a child of divorce or separation until he or she has reached 18 years of age. However, for parents of children seeking a secondary education, expenses reach well into their child’s early adulthood. Most parents support their child’s wishes to go to a good college, trade school, or training program, but finding the funds for such an expense can be tricky, especially for divorced parents. If you are going through a divorce and are concerned about the future ...
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  • How Does Remarriage Affect Child Custody & Child Support?

    How Does Remarriage Affect Child Custody & Child Support? If you or your ex-spouse remarries after your divorce , then it may change several things about both of your lives. If you remarry, then you and your new spouse may wish to have more children, or you might be taking on an additional responsibility with your spouse’s children. If your ex-spouse remarries, then he or she could be facing any of these issues. If either parent remarries, then it could definitely affect some of your current legal agreements regarding child support , child custody, and visitation . In some cases, ...
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  • Is Everything Split 50/50 In a Divorce?

    Is Everything Split 50/50 In a Divorce? When it comes to property division in a divorce, everything is rarely split down the middle. There is no standard answer when it comes to how properties and assets are divided in a divorce, but there are set rules that dictate how property division is decided. If you are worried about what will happen to your possessions in your divorce, make sure you understand how Oregon courts handle property division. There are two different types of assets in a marriage: marital property and separate property . Marital property includes ...
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  • Everything You Need to Know About Violating a Court Order

    Everything You Need to Know About Violating a Court Order When it comes to family law matters, it is very likely there are court orders in your case that both you and your ex-spouse or co-parent are prohibited from violating. When the court makes an order, it is legally binding. These types of orders may cover child support payments, spousal support payments, or child custody agreements, and usually outline specifically how each party must fulfill his or her duties. Any failure to do so could result in serious penalties for the accused, and a load of trouble for everyone involved. ...
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  • What Are the Guidelines for Deviating from Child Support?

    What Are the Guidelines for Deviating from Child Support? Oregon maintains a set of child support guidelines meant to ensure children of divorced or separated parents each contribute to the financial welfare of their child. The state believes that each parent should share in the cost of raising and providing for their child, and child support agreements are typically set to follow these state-wide guidelines. However, there are certain circumstances where parents may deviate from these set rules because, for their situation, it would be better for the child if they committed to ...
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  • 8 Reasons You Should Avoid a Cookie Cutter Parenting Plan

    8 Reasons You Should Avoid a Cookie Cutter Parenting Plan Divorced parents explore new territory when it comes to their children – from how they divide the child’s time to how parenting decisions are made moving forward. Instead of trying to fit your family’s needs into a cookie cutter parenting plan, however, it is best to create a plan that is specific to your specific situation, family dynamic, and future goals. A one-size-fits all approach works for very few issues in life, so why would you expect your parenting plan to follow a pre-defined formula? Here are some of the ...
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