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Divorce with a Reluctant Spouse

Oregon is a no-fault divorce state. This means that a spouse does not have to prove marital misconduct to obtain a divorce. Instead, they only need to allege “irreconcilable differences.” In addition, Oregon law doesn’t require that both spouses agree to end their marriage — one party can file for divorce regardless of whether the other is… Read More
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How the Pandemic Affected Marriages

COVID-19 took a substantial toll on many aspects of our lives. Critically, many marriages were affected, and divorce during Covid seemed like a very real possibility for many couples, while others were strengthened. The shutdowns, stay-at-home orders, and restrictions forced couples to face marital issues that previously went ignored or unnoticed.… Read More
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Divorce and Debt: How is Debt Split?

Not only is property divided during divorce, but debt is also typically split between the spouses when a marriage legally ends. Divorce and property division are frequently considered together, but often, couples do not consider what happens with divorce and debt. No matter which spouse’s name is on a credit card, a loan, or a mortgage, both shar… Read More
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Co-Parenting Classes to Take Before, During, and After a Divorce

Co-parenting can be one of the most challenging aspects of your life following a divorce. It requires good communication, flexibility, and the coordination of several schedules. While co-parenting can be stressful when you are also trying to overcome the pain of your marriage ending, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. In fact, there are a number… Read More
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Categories: Child Custody, Divorce
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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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