Divorce is an intricate process that requires the careful navigation of finances, children, equities, and emotions. This complexity is amplified by the fact that no two states have identical divorce laws, making it difficult to know what to expect. In our experience as a leading Oregon family law firm, we have noticed a pattern of common mistakes people make when
It’s hard to know where to start when you’re dealing with a draining family conflict. Below you can find useful articles and videos on subjects such as choosing the right lawyer, how to address substance abuse issues in a custody case, lowering your divorce costs and more.
Washington Appellate Court Reversed Trial Court’s Division of Couple’s Assets in Recent Divorce Case
Recently, the Court of Appeals of Washington, Division 2, issued an opinion in a family law case discussing how courts divide a couple’s assets during a divorce. Ultimately, the appellate court determined that the trial court made a “significant mathematical error.” Thus, the court reversed the judgment and remanded the case for further proceedings. The Facts of the Case According
The definition of family can change depending on the circumstances. A nuclear family has parents or stepparents and their dependent children. Extended relatives can live together and establish a family, such as a grandparent and grandchildren. Therefore, a family consists of two or more people related by birth, marriage or adoption who live together. However, a family is more than the
A divorce is a civil lawsuit to end a marriage. Between 13,000 to 15,000 divorces occur in Oregon each year. To begin the divorce process, a spouse must file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage form in the county where either spouse resides. The spouse who files for dissolution is the petitioner, and the other spouse is the respondent. The
Abandonment may impact the matters within a divorce, but it cannot affect the grounds for an Oregon divorce. Abandonment alters the marital relationship because the abandoning spouse leaves the marriage physically, mentally, emotionally and sometimes, financially. The decision to get a divorce may be one-sided or mutual between the spouses. They want to end the marriage of infidelity, mistreatment or