Category Archives: Separation

HOW IS PROPERTY DIVIDED IN A DIVORCE?

Oregon requires full disclosure of all separate and marital property when a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce) is filed. Parties who can agree on property division can use a Marital Settlement Agreement to divide their property. The Marital Settlement … Continue reading

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WHEN ARE PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS ENFORCEABLE IN OREGON?

There is a rising trend to use prenuptial agreements. Prenuptial agreements are no longer for the rich, becoming more and more prevalent with successful middle-class couples. The use of a prenuptial agreement is especially important in cases involving substantial premarital … Continue reading

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How do I find hidden assets in a divorce?

The divorce process is a time of mistrust for each spouse, and right or wrong, each may accuse the other of hiding assets. Assets are traditionally hidden in one of four ways: (1) The person denies the existence of an … Continue reading

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What is a Legal Separation?

Legal separation provides a means for you and your spouse to live separate financial lives while remaining legally married.  The purpose of a legal separation is to work out an agreement on the division of your assets, child custody, visitation, … Continue reading

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Temporary Orders for Family Support – “Pendente Lite Relief”

A divorce can take months and sometimes even years to get resolved by the Court.  Most people simply cannot wait that long and need a quick decision or Pendente Lite Relief regarding child custody, visitation, the cars, the house – … Continue reading

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What is a Legal Separation?

A Legal Separation provides a means for you and your spouse to live separate financial lives while remaining legally married.  Legal Separation is commonly used in the following situations: To obtain jurisdiction prior to the normal six month residency requirements … Continue reading

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Using Marital Settlement Agreements And Separation Contracts To Resolve Your Divorce Quickly

Marital settlement agreements and Separation Contracts can be used to formalize an agreement between spouses prior to finalizing a divorce.  The process can be done quickly on an informal basis or with the assistance of a skilled mediator. A marital … Continue reading

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