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.

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Child Custody

Do I Need A Lawyer To Establish Paternity?

In Oregon, establishing paternity is the process of determining or acknowledging the legal father of a child. The law presumes that a man is the legal father of a child if he is listed on the child’s birth certificate as the father. State law also presumes that the legal father of a child born during a marriage is the man

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Uncategorized

What Are The Advantages Of A Domestic Partnership?

The establishment of domestic partnerships gave same-sex couples the ability to have their relationship legally recognized by their state with many of the same legal protections and remedies as heterosexual married couples. Oregon established domestic partnerships in 2008 under the Oregon Family Fairness Act. Under the Act, same-sex couples could register their relationship as a domestic partnership and get all

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Divorce

How Can I Protect My Assets Without A Prenuptial Agreement?

Premarital agreements are agreements between potential spouses made when they are contemplating getting married. The agreement is a contract between the couples that outlines how terms and conditions of certain subject matter in case of a divorce. In Oregon, a prenuptial agreement must be in writing. Although the agreement is a contract, state law does not require that the agreement

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Divorce

What Is A Prenuptial Agreement?

People may acquire property and other assets before they are in a relationship. While in a relationship, they may separately acquire additional property. When the couple plans to get married, they may decide to outline in a prenuptial agreement the terms and conditions of their marriage as well as for a possible divorce in the future. A prenuptial agreement, or

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Divorce

Tax Consequences of Divorce

Taxes are an unavoidable task, divorced or not. For married couples who are in the divorce process or have a decree for dissolution of marriage, tax consequences significantly influence their tax filing and the amount of money they receive. Tax issues such as income tax, alimony, child support and child custody are important tax information and divorce consequences. Tax responsibility

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Child Custody

Father’s Rights & Child Custody: What To Know

A father’s role in a child’s life is more than just financial support and visitations. Fathers provide comfort, care and guidance to their children. Through the years, the presumption that a mother should be the automatic caregiver and custodial parent has waned. Oregon law states that there is no preference for a mother to have custody of a child over

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Divorce

How To Divide Retirement Assets During An Oregon Divorce?

For many people going through divorce, retirement assets are an important consideration. When spouses file for divorce, their retirement assets are considered property assets. The division of the retirement assets may financially impact both spouses. It can cause an increase in the amount of money coming in, which in turn influences taxes. What are retirement assets? Retirement assets are retirement

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Divorce

Is Oregon A Community Property State?

Oregon is not a community property state. A community property state is a state that divides all community property equally between spouse in a divorce. Community property is property acquired by one or both spouses during the marriage that was not acquired by gift, inheritance, or bequest. Property division in Oregon divorces Oregon is an equitable distribution state, which divides

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Child Custody

Stepparent Custody Rights

In the United States, many couples become blended families after they marry. Also known as stepfamilies, blended families consist of children that one or both spouses bring into the current marriage from a previous relationship. During the marriage, the stepparents take care of their stepchildren in the marital home as if they were the same as their biological children. The

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Divorce

Implications Of A Divorce Later In Life

The divorce rate for spouses aged 50 or older in the United States has significantly increased over the past few decades. Divorces between older couples in long-term marriages are known as gray divorces. Divorces late in life have implications on the finances and family lives. When a couple goes through a divorce in Oregon, they must list their marital and

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