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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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  • 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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  • Should I Move Out During the Divorce?

    Should I Move Out During the Divorce? Who Usually Stays in the Family Home? When couples divorce , they should anticipate many significant changes in their lives. One of the biggest things is who gets to stay in the home and who should move out. During a divorce, the typical custom is for one spouse to move out, while the other resides in their shared home, at least until permanent plans can be arranged. If either spouse wishes to keep the house, they may choose to negotiate a trade during property division, forfeiting other assets in favor of the home. And, in ...
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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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