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  • FAQ: Spousal Support In Oregon

    FAQ: Spousal Support In Oregon Spousal support is a court-ordered provision of financial support that one spouse is awarded if the court determines they are incapable of maintaining the standard of living established during the marriage on their own. There are a number of factors pertaining to the marital and economic lives of both parties that impact how much spousal support is awarded. In Oregon, there are three types of spousal support: Transitional Support: This form of support is supposed to help the receiving party obtain the education or training ...
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  • FAQ: Getting Divorced in Oregon

    FAQ: Getting Divorced in Oregon Our compassionate and experienced divorce lawyers at McKinley Irvin are committed to delivering top-notch representation to clients filing for divorce. We understand that divorcing your spouse is a difficult decision that will substantially impact your family and your future, which is why we provide answers to some of the frequent questions we are asked by clients who are considering filing for divorce . Question #1: Is there a difference between divorce and legal separation? A: When spouses legally separate, they are still ...
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  • Relocation & Child Custody Orders in Oregon

    Relocation & Child Custody Orders in Oregon If the custodial parent in the state of Oregon wants to move out of state, then they will need to file for modifications to any court-ordered custody agreements , as well as demonstrate that relocating will benefit the children and not just the parent. Convincing a judge that moving out of Oregon would be more beneficial than remaining in the state can be a challenge, especially if the co-parent disputes the move. Do Courts Frown on Out of State Relocation? In general, moving within a certain distance from the other parent’s ...
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  • Immigration, Marriage, and Divorce: When Your Spouse is From Another Country

    Immigration, Marriage, and Divorce: When Your Spouse is From Another Country When one hits a point in their marriage that they are considering a divorce, they need to think about the practical ways in which their life will change. Usually, this includes discussions about retirement, financial repercussions, changes in medical coverage, and, if either spouse is from another country, changing immigration status. A divorce between a U.S. citizen and an immigrant can be substantially more complex than a divorce between two people born in the US, which is why it’s usually necessary for couples to dive ...
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  • Can Adultery Impact a Divorce Case in Oregon?

    Can Adultery Impact a Divorce Case in Oregon? Although adultery can impact the outcome of a divorce in some states, the state of Oregon is a no-fault divorce state, which means there are no grounds for divorce and no specific criteria must be met to prove that either spouse was responsible for the failure of the marriage. As such, adultery shouldn’t impact whether the court grants a divorce. Can Adultery Impact a Child Custody Case? While adultery won’t impact the divorce filing, it can factor into other areas of the divorce process. In order for adultery to have a ...
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  • How to Collect Child Support or Spousal Support in Oregon

    How to Collect Child Support or Spousal Support in Oregon In Oregon, child support is generally awarded to the parent who has the child the majority of the time to assist with housing, food, and other expenses. Spousal support, also called “alimony,” is a court-ordered payment that one spouse must make to another after a divorce . If one has an order for spousal or child support and their ex fails to meet their payment obligations, then there are several legal actions one can use to enforce their rights and collect support. Withhold Wages Payments for past-due child support can be ...
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  • Divorcing While Pregnant

    Divorcing While Pregnant If you are pregnant and seeking a divorce, make sure you know how your current state could affect your legal proceedings. An unexpected pregnancy can become quite complicated when the expecting couple is interested in dissolving their marriage, which is why it’s important to act quickly to seek legal advice and discover your options. Although speaking to an attorney is undoubtedly the best option, we’ve also provided a brief explanation to help shed light on your situation. How Does Oregon Law View Pregnancy During Divorce? ...
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  • Does Oregon Have a Higher Divorce Rate Than Other States?

    Does Oregon Have a Higher Divorce Rate Than Other States? While the U.S. Census Bureau is mostly known for collecting data to determine the population every 10 years, the Bureau also gathers information regarding divorce rates in the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey that was released in 2013, 10.5% of adults in the country have divorced a spouse at some time in their life. But in Oregon, the divorce rate among adults was 12.5 %. According to DatingNews.com , two coastal towns in Oregon made the list of 20 “micropolitan statistical ...
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