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

After dealing with a stressful divorce, the last thing most people want to deal with is making changes to their Will or estate plan. In fact, many people forget 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 […]

Remarrying After Divorce: How Soon Is Too Soon?

In Oregon, couples can marry the day after the divorce is finalized. However, you may want to consider taking things slow. Remarrying immediately after divorce is not always the best decision but ultimately it is up to you. You may want to consider preparing a prenuptial agreement before tying the knot. If you worked with […]

How to Ask and Prepare a Prenuptial Agreement

It’s no secret: prenuptial agreements have long been a subject of taboo around the world. Most people believe a prenuptial agreement means one spouse is not entitled to the assets of another in the case of divorce or death. While this may be true in some cases, it is not the primary purpose of this […]

The Steps to Divorce in Oregon: How Long Can It Take?

In Oregon, a divorce starts with a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. In the petition, you’ll list out your specific requests like alimony, child support, and other assets. The first person to file the petition and initial documents is known as the “petitioner”. The other party receiving the petition and initial documents is the “respondent”. […]

Keeping Your Divorce Affordable

It’s no secret: divorces can be expensive – both financially and emotionally. It is difficult to predict the amount your divorce will cost you because circumstances are different for each family. Also often, one or both spouses are requesting that their spouse pay their attorney fees. Couples who choose to prolong their divorce may find […]

Alimony 101: Find Out If You Qualify for Financial Support

Alimony, also known as spousal support, is a payment made from one spouse to another during and/or after a divorce. You are not required to have a spousal support attorney to submit the petition for alimony, but having one on your side may increase your chances of success. In Oregon, alimony falls under three categories: […]