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Spousal Support In Oregon: Huge New Changes

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In the wake of divorce, you face many expenses. Ending your marriage may be the absolute right choice, but it rarely comes easy or cheap. One of the biggest continuing costs many men encounter is spousal support. Like many court orders, once in place, these payments become difficult to alter. But a new law just took effect in Oregon that may have a huge impact on spousal support modifications. It’s traditionally been no easy task …

Spousal Support In Oregon: What You Should Know

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You will encounter a number of expenses in the process of ending your marriage. Not only do you have to pay attorney’s fee, court costs, and charges for filing paperwork, many others follow in the wake of divorce. There are expenditures associated with setting up a new home, your tax status changes, and you may wind up paying all the bills from a single paycheck for the first time in years. If there are children …

The Impact of Cohabitation on Spousal Support

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Next to child support, questions about spousal maintenance are at the top of our Frequently Asked Questions list. The impact of cohabitation on spousal support is a topic we discuss with clients frequently. Specifically, we are asked, “my ex is moving in with her new boyfriend, am I still required to pay her spousal support?” The impact of cohabitation on spousal support is a particularly tricky subject when it comes to divorce. Once your divorce …

Alimony Reform

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What is alimony? Impacted by economic, cultural and social factors, alimony has evolved into a transitional tool to help economically disadvantaged spouses become financially self-sufficient after the end of a marriage. The concept of ongoing support underwent a significant change as divorce laws evolved in the 19th century. Alimony became tied to at-fault divorces when marital misconduct was present. This interpretation of alimony operated on the assumption that the wife was entitled to ongoing support …