Prenuptial Agreements

A prenuptial agreement, commonly referred to as a “prenup,” is an agreement between spouses about how property will be divided between you if you ever get divorced. These agreements can also effect a spouse’s right to collect spousal support (or “alimony”) from the other spouse in a divorce case. If you are planning to get

Is Collaborative Divorce Right for You?

It is much more common these days to settle a divorce case without going to court because the court process is adversarial and can be damaging to both parties’ relationships with each other and their children. In addition, resolving a case outside of court is usually more financially efficient for both parties than having a

Parent Child Alienation

Parent Child Alienation What is parent child alienation? Parent alienation happens when one parent negatively affects the child’s relationship with the other parent. A common situation in parent child alienation is when a child refuses to follow a court ordered parenting time. That refusal results in one parent being denied time with their child that

What happens to a business in a divorce

Is a business in divorce separate or marital property? A business that was started by one spouse before marriage is considered separate property although that can change pretty quickly depending on the other spouses role in the business. Because a business in divorce is a piece of property owned during the marriage, it is marital

Property Division in Oregon Divorce

Property Division in Oregon Divorce What is Equitable Distribution? Equitable distribution is a way of describing property division in an Oregon divorce proceeding. Equitable distribution is distinguishable from community property which is how some states divide property in a divorce case. Community property is almost always a 50-50 split of the couples’ property. Equitable distribution

How Courts decide Child Custody Cases

How Courts decide child custody and parenting time? Factors that the court will apply in deciding who will get custody. There are a number of different factors that influence how Courts decide child custody cases in Oregon. There are the obvious things like lifestyle choices of parents that can play a big factor, such as

Separate Property in Oregon Divorce

Separate Property and Co Mingled Assets Generally speaking, property acquired by a spouse prior to a marriage is called separate property. Separate property is treated differently in an Oregon divorce case than Marital property, or property acquired during the marriage. But the lines between separate and marital property get blurred by what is known as

How to prepare for divorce in Oregon

There are a number of ways to prepare for divorce depending on individual circumstances. The first questions I normally ask when people call me for advice because they are contemplating a divorce are: 1) Do you have children with your spouse? 2) Do you own real estate with your spouse? 3) Do you own any

Child Custody in Oregon

What to expect with regards to child custody in Oregon divorce cases. What is child custody? Child custody in Oregon or, legal custody over a child is generally the right of one parent to make the most important decisions for that child as they grow up. Those usually surround everyday health care decisions, who the

Some facts about divorce in Oregon

Facts to know about Divorce in Oregon Grounds for divorce A long time ago, you used to have to show that there was a reason, such as¬†infidelity, to get a divorce in Oregon. That is no longer the case. Oregon is what is known as a “no fault state”, which means that you can get