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Dating During Divorce: Does It Hurt Your Case?

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Divorce signals the end of a relationship. Whatever the reasons, it just didn’t work out, and divorce makes that final and official. For all intents and purposes, your marriage may have been over for a long time and the divorce process often feels like a waiting period. By this point, many people want to get out there and explore new romantic possibilities. But the question arises: does dating during divorce hurt your case? Once you …

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Long-Term Marriages And Divorce: What To Know

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Over the course of a marriage, two lives become intertwined. The longer the marriage, the more interwoven they become. When it comes to divorce, shorter marriages are understandably usually much more straightforward. In the case of ending long-term marriages, however, it’s much more complex as there’s often a great deal to unravel. People end long-term marriages for a variety of reasons. Gray divorce, divorce over the age of 50, has been on the rise over …

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Is Summary Dissolution Your Quick Divorce Answer?

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Divorce is a long, drawn out process. It involves countless court dates, meetings with lawyers, and an endless back and forth as the two spouses bicker over every last detail. At least that’s what many people expect. But that’s not always how it goes. In certain situations, summary dissolution may be a quick and easy way to end a marriage. Though some couples find it useful, in order to qualify for summary dissolution in Oregon, …

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Jurisdiction: How Where You File For Divorce Impacts Your Case

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Making the choice to file for divorce is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. It’s up there with getting married in the first place, having kids, and buying a house in the life changing department. Once you head down that path, you also have a ton of subsequent important decisions to make. This includes where you file for divorce. As it turns out, jurisdiction has a huge impact on what follows. Filling out all …

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Split Custody: Why Courts Rarely Separate Siblings In Divorce

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As traumatic and painful as divorce is for the adults involved, when a couple has kids, it’s often even more intense for them. A parental split drastically alters a child’s entire world. Divorce often arrives with changing living situations, new schools, and uncertainty. Siblings often lean on each other to make it through these tough times. But during the process, the question often comes up: Will the court order split custody and separate siblings in …

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What Is A Status Quo Order And What Does It Mean For Your Child Custody Case?

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During divorce and breakups, child custody battles often become heated and contentious affairs. In some situations in Oregon, the court may issue temporary orders lasting the duration of a case. This may include temporary custody arrangements or even implement temporary child support. If a child is in immediate danger, emergency orders remove them from such potential harm. However, if you’re trying to keep a child’s living situation and routine in place, a status quo order …

Pro Se Divorce: When Is DIY The Best Choice?

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With the spread of online guides and resources, do-it-yourself divorce has never been more accessible. From a legal perspective, the term for representing yourself is pro se. It comes from Latin and means “for oneself.” While not exclusive to divorce, a pro se approach is common in the dissolution of marriage. There are, however, many factors to consider. When is DIY divorce your best option? When is it not? What are some common risks and …

How Mental Illness Impacts Child Custody: What You Need To Know

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It’s difficult to talk about, and many couples keep it hidden, but mental illness impacts every facet of a person’s life, as well as those around them. It often has a devastating influence on a relationship or marriage. Not only does it frequently lead to divorce, mental illness impacts child custody in significant ways. Cases involving mental illness are notoriously tricky. Mental illness is a broad name that encompasses a wide array of disorders. This …

Do I Need a Prenuptual Agreement?

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When most of us think of a prenuptial agreement, we think of wealthy couples with more money than we can ever dream of. We’re talking about celebrities, rock stars, professional athletes, titans of industry, and Hollywood A-listers. After all, those folks have tons of assets to protect. So prenups are just for the super rich, right? Though that’s a common perception, that’s not necessarily the case. At some point before saying, “I do,” you should …

Fire It Up: How Legal Marijuana Impacts Child Custody

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Legalized marijuana has been a game changer in the increasing number of states to sanction cannabis. In 2012, Washington and Colorado became the first states to allow adults to possess small amounts for recreational use. It took a few tries, but Oregon followed suit in 2014 when a vote approved Ballot Measure 91. While this has been great for business, taxes, criminal proceedings, and general fun and games, it opened up a metaphorical can of …