Falling Behind on Child Support

I once met an individual who was having child support garnished from his paycheck. When he showed me his paystub, his gross earnings couldn’t even pay his rent. Unfortunately, his hours were cut back and he wasn’t earning the same wage as he was at the time the child support was calculated. If you’re past-due […]

Divorce and Social Security Retirement

Otherwise known as spousal benefits, your ex can file for Social Security retirement under your work history if they meet the requirements. However, this won’t impact you or your family’s benefits. To qualify, you and your ex must have been married for a minimum of 10 years. If your ex remarries, they will not be […]

When it Comes to the Divorce, Who Gets Fido?

In almost all states, dogs are considered personal property, like a car, even though you may see them as family. Deciding who gets to keep the dog in the divorce may be hostile and painful, but it is still preferable to reach a decision with your spouse is possible. Usually, the decision works like this: […]

Who Gets to Keep the House in a Divorce?

When it comes to divorce, the house is easily one of the most valuable assets in the marriage. But when it comes to who gets to keep the house in a divorce, the answer isn’t always simple. In a perfect scenario, spouses will negotiate and choose what works best for them in terms of whether […]

Divorce: Is an Attorney Required?

Many people will search for questions like “do I need an attorney for divorce?” when it comes to ending a marriage. In Oregon and throughout the USA, an attorney is not required for couples to get divorced but there are many advantages to having one and it may be a good idea. With every divorce, […]

Estate Planning & Divorce: Why You Should Update a Will

Following a stressful divorce, the very last thing most people want to deal with is making changes to their Will or estate plan. In fact, many people forget that they need to make changes at all. It’s important to understand that even though your divorce has been finalized and you’re no longer married to your […]

Dating & Divorce: When It May Become a Problem

Not everyone requires the same recovery time after a divorce. In fact, it’s not uncommon for individuals divorcing to begin dating before the separation or divorce has even been finalized. However, it may not be a good idea, There is nothing in Oregon family law that makes it unlawful for you to date during your […]