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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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  • Can You Appeal Alimony?

    Can You Appeal Alimony? If you’ve just finalized your divorce and you pay or receive alimony, you might be wondering if you can appeal the court’s decision. Fortunately, the Oregon legal system understands, for the most part, that circumstances change, and alimony payments may need to be likewise adjusted. If you think you may be paying an unfair amount in alimony, or if you think you should be receiving more from your ex, you may have cause to petition the court for an appeal to have your alimony orders modified. However, obtaining an appeal for ...
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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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  • Three Common Divorce Myths Debunked

    Three Common Divorce Myths Debunked Divorce is already challenging enough without the confusion caused by inaccurate information. There are many beliefs and perceptions out there about the divorce process that simply aren’t true and may cause people to have unrealistic expectations about their divorce. We’ve addressed three of the most common divorce myths in this blog to set the record straight. Myth #1: My spouse cheated on me and will be made to pay in court. Because Oregon is a no-fault divorce state, the courts are not concerned with the reason why the ...
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  • Do I Have to Pay Child Support with Joint Custody?

    Do I Have to Pay Child Support with Joint Custody? When you and your former spouse are granted joint custody of your child, you might assume that you will not be responsible for child support payments. After all, the more time a parent has with a child, the less they should need to pay, right? While this may seem reasonable, joint custody does not mean that there won’t be a child support obligation, as another element in determining child support orders is the income of both parents. Even if the child(ren) spend time living with both parents, one parent will typically still ...
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  • Am I Entitled to Spousal Support / Alimony?

    Am I Entitled to Spousal Support / Alimony? The state of Oregon has specific laws regarding spousal support, also known as alimony. This type of support can be awarded during the divorce process and in some cases, after. The court will order one spouse to pay money, or support, to the other for a certain period of time. Usually, it is ordered in monthly installments, while some cases are resolved in a one-time lump sum. What will the court look at to determine support? Only certain divorces will include spousal support. One of the main reasons a spouse may be awarded ...
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