When you and your partner have decided that divorce is the best option for your marriage, you need to make many important decisions. In addition to the actual process of divorcing your spouse, you need to consider division of assets and the future income you both will need for a comfortable lifestyle.
Depending on where you are seeking to divorce, it is important to consult a family law attorney who can help you understand the differences between the statutes of these two states.
When it comes to divorce, Oregon is a “no-fault divorce” state, meaning the spouses can end their marriage simply because it isn’t working out the way they’d planned. The court can grant a divorce if either party claims that “irreconcilable differences” exist, which caused the marriage to break down.
For property, Oregon is an “equitable distribution” state, meaning that in a divorce, the court will allocate property between the two spouses in an equitable and fair manner. Although equitable often means equal, that is not always the case. This can lead to complexities based on the unique set of circumstances of each case.
If you and your spouse have children, a divorce will also address the custody and parenting time schedule your family will follow moving forward. Divorce can also provide spousal and child support, depending on the financial circumstances.
If you and your spouse cannot agree, a judge will have to decide about the issues. Temporary orders may be issued concerning custody, parenting time, support, and costs before your divorce trial and the final order will restore all the issues in your case.
Depending on your circumstances, a divorce may include the resolution of these issues: custody, parenting time, child support, spousal support, and the division of all property of the parties.
Every case is different. Our experienced family law attorneys can help you navigate your unique matter and assist you in achieving your goals.