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Divorce Property Division: Who Gets Property After a Divorce?

Property division is often one of the most contentious issues in any divorce. For many divorcing spouses, divorce property division isn’t only a financial matter, but it can also be an emotional one. Importantly, all marital property must be distributed between the spouses in a judgment of dissolution of marriage. If the spouses cannot reach an a… Read More
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What's the Difference Between Separation and Divorce?

Whether you and your spouse decide to separate or divorce, ending a marriage is never easy. It’s critical to fully understand your legal rights and options to determine if legal separation or dissolving your marriage would be best for your situation. It may seem like there is not much of a difference between separation and divorce, but they a… Read More
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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Divorce

Going through a divorce can be overwhelming, and the litigation process can only intensify the stress you may already be feeling. By divorcing using an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) method, you may be able to work out child support, custody, alimony, and property division issues outside of court while keeping tension at a minimum. Alternativ… Read More
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The Collaborative Divorce Process

If you’re considering divorce, litigation is not the only option to end your marriage. In fact, you may be able to divide assets, resolve child support issues, and reach an agreement concerning custody without ever stepping foot into a courtroom. Collaborative divorce is becoming an increasingly common way for divorcing couples to work out th… Read More
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Co-Parenting in a World of Technology

Co-parenting through a divorce can be challenging during the best of times. The stress and uncertainty we are all dealing with as the global health crisis continues only highlights our need for some control and stability in our lives. Even with COVID-19 limiting many activities, kids today are still busy and often over-scheduled. Thankfully, there… Read More
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Divorce Day: Transitioning to a New Life Phase

The first Monday after New Year’s Day has earned the name “Divorce Day” because it is when many spouses start looking for divorce attorneys. Divorce attorneys in the U.S. and abroad, as well as Google search, see a significant surge of divorce inquiries on the first working Monday in January. Some spouses are seeking a fresh start in the new… Read More
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Parenting Time and COVID-19

We’ve all heard the stories and been wondering: how do we manage our parenting plan when our movement is restricted, schools are closed, and maybe the other parent is an essential worker? The short answer: keep following the parenting plan. If you have have a court ordered parenting plan, you need to keep following it unless a court issues a… Read More
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A Guide to Navigating the Coronavirus

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has been detected in 90 locations around the world. This includes many locations in the US. While the news about this outbreak seems scary, it is important to remember that there have been similar global outbreaks in the past two decades. Staying calm a… Read More
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Coronavirus Protocol at Litowich Law

We have been monitoring the CDC website regarding the Coronavirus. They recommend that people avoid close contact with people who have been exposed to the virus. None of our attorneys or staff have reported any exposure or symptoms. As a cloud-based firm, we can schedule consultations and client meetings using the telephone or video conferencing. W… Read More
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Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Divorce Attorney Early in the Process

Going through a divorce can be highly stressful for you and your family. There are important decisions to be made about division of assets, child custody, and spousal support, among many others. You will likely have many questions about the divorce process, known as dissolution in Oregon. You may wonder whether in the 21st century, with so much inf… Read More
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Salem family law attorney Sarah M. Litowich is an Oregonian through and through, with roots in rural eastern Oregon and the Willamette Valley. She is grateful for these deep Oregon roots because she learned the value of hard work and building and mai… Read More

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