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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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  • Ways Your Business May Be Affected in a Divorce

    Ways Your Business May Be Affected in a Divorce Business owners put their blood, sweat, and tears into their business, and have likely spent countless hours working to ensure that it prospers and continues to grow. So, what happens when business owners decide to divorce? Getting a divorce is a more complex event if you or your spouse own a business, whether you own it independently or jointly with your spouse or a business partner. What Will Happen to My Business in a Divorce? Unfortunately, in an Oregon divorce, your business interests are likely going to be subject to ...
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  • Am I Ready for a Divorce?

    Am I Ready for a Divorce? Nobody gets married expecting a divorce, so when the thought enters your head, it might seem completely unfathomable. Deciding to seek a divorce is a big decision, and it can be difficult to determine whether you’re ready for such a step. There are several factors to consider before you make any moves, including how this decision could impact you financially, legally, and emotionally. If you are contemplating a divorce, ask yourself these 6 questions to determine if you’re ready. 1. Can you let go of your marriage? Sometimes ...
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  • Frequently Asked Questions About Legal Separation

    Frequently Asked Questions About Legal Separation Even though a legal separation isn’t as final as an official divorce, it is a big step that should not be taken lightly. People separate for a variety of different reasons, whether they’re using this as a stepping stone before a divorce or choose to take some time to reevaluate what they want out of their relationship. In any case, it’s important to consider how a separation could impact your life. If you and your spouse are thinking about separating, either temporarily or permanently, make sure you know what to expect. ...
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  • Understanding the Differences Between Custody and Parenting Time

    Understanding the Differences Between Custody and Parenting Time If you are going through a divorce or your parenting agreement is going through major changes, it is essential that you understand the differences between child custody and parenting time (which is also often referred to as visitation). There are many ways in which parents may choose to co-parent their kids, some of which involve one parent retaining custody, or both parents sharing custody. Whatever the situation, knowing what role you play in your child’s life, from a legal and a personal perspective, is extremely ...
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  • What Does Divorce Do to Your Credit?

    What Does Divorce Do to Your Credit? Getting divorced does not harm your credit directly, but the financial issues that come with divorce can certainly harm your credit score. Your credit score is based on several different aspects of your financial standing. If something drastic happens to your finances, like a divorce, your credit will likely be impacted in some way. Dealing with Increased Expenses Divorce can be expensive. Not only can legal fees add up; dividing your life from that of your spouse’s can be quite costly. For example, leaving the home you ...
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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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  • 3 Tips for Communicating During Your Divorce

    3 Tips for Communicating During Your Divorce The divorce process can be financially difficult and extremely stressful. One of the best ways to ensure you and your spouse maintain a civil, if not friendly, relationship during your divorce is to establish and maintain a line of communication you can both be comfortable with. Most people hire an attorney during their divorce, in which case much of their communication may go through legal representatives. However, there are always instances where each spouse will need to talk to one another, especially if they share ...
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