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Your options around how to get a divorce in Oregon is similar to many of the U.S. States. There are five primary paths through the divorce process, and you can choose whichever route is most appropriate for your situation, provided you and your spouse are in agreement about approach. If you are not in agreement about the approach, then you be filing a petition for divorce against your spouse, most likely with an attorney representing you
While the decision to divorce is clear-cut for some people, the complexity of emotional, financial and parenting needs associated with a marriage motivates some spouses to consider other, non-divorce options to restructure their marriage. These may include a trial physical separation (moving out), separating finances while continuing to cohabitate, and the most comprehensive alternative, legal separation.
In Oregon, alimony is legally and more commonly referred to as “spousal support” or “spousal maintenance”. The Oregon divorce laws that encompass alimony are outlined in the Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS), primarily in Section 107.105, and also in 107 sub-sections 036,105,135,136 and 412.
You have determined that spousal support will be an issue to be addressed in your divorce, and have a strong prediction about which of the three types of support (transitional, compensatory, or maintenance) applies to your situation. Your probably now wondering “What is a reasonable amount of spousal support?”, for which there are unfortunately no quick and easy answers.
Are you regularly asking yourself “Should I get a divorce?” and feeling conflicted about it? Your uncertainty is a healthy indicator that you are not making a knee-jerk reaction during a period of heightened hurt or anger. There are few things in life as agonizing as the decision to divorce; what distinguishes it from other major life crisis is the degree of choice that at least one person has in the circumstance and timing.
Mediators deal with issues in divorce, dissolution of domestic partnerships, custody and parenting time on a daily basis. We may think of issues that you have not considered, but which should be addressed.
As a domestic relations mediator, I work with a lot of families that include children. The parents have reached a point of no return, where it is no longer possible to work it out with each other.
After 25 years of marriage, the kids are grown and Husband and Wife are emotionally done with each other. Husband wants a divorce so that he can move on with his life. Wife is angry that it’s come to this, but can’t stand another minute.
When a relationship is in conflict, trust is the first thing to go. A decision to divorce or separate is often made by one person in the relationship without a lot of discussion or agreement with the other. Even when the decision is a joint one, the period of time from when the word divorce or separation is spoken to making the choice of how to proceed can be a no-man’s land of indecision and panic.
A list of professionals that can provide additional help during the divorce mediation process.
How to select a mediator to help you through your divorce settlement.
Mediation is a powerful and cost-effective way for people to reach resolution without destroying relationships and without the intervention of the court. It offers an opportunity for people to learn from the past in order to prevent problems in the future.
What did you do the last time you found yourself in conflict with a co-worker, your neighbor, your spouse or your local businessman or woman? Did you get a knot in your stomach, walk away, fight back, decide it was your fault - or theirs, consider suing, consider moving out or moving away or quitting?
An in depth look at the stages of divorce mediation from the beginning to the end.
Oregon Courts decide child custody when the parents cannot. The court considers the best interests of the child when making a ruling. Child support payments are based on an income shares model. Each parent is required to contribute financially to their child's upbringing and each person's share is calculated in proportion to their income. Each parent must provide copies of his or her W-2s to verify income. Along with the income statements, the court considers each parent's ability to borrow funds, earning capacity, and the child's needs. The court may order the parent paying child support to buy a life insurance policy and keep it in force so that the child will still be supported if the parent dies before he or she reaches the age of majority.
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