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
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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 Oregon divorce process addresses and resolves issues involving child support, custody, parenting time, spousal support and property distribution. The court decides all matters concerning the parent-child relationship by applying the best-interest-of-the-child standard. A couple brings their property into the marriage and accumulates more throughout the marital relationship. When they decide to get a divorce, they divide the property. They
Divorce is the termination of a legal marriage. Oregon law calls it dissolution of marriage. Spouses divorce every year in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the national divorce rate is 2.3 per 1,000 population. With the United States population of approximately 330 million people, the number of divorces is over 600,000 annually. Since
Divorce is a time of emotional turmoil and significant change. As you transition from being married to being single, you may fear the loss of identity. Feeling anxious or fearful is perfectly natural when you decide to end your marriage. In many cases, the legal process of divorce itself can seem daunting and intimidating, especially if you are anticipating a
One of the most hotly contested issues in many Oregon divorces is how the couple’s assets should be split up. If a couple can agree on how to divide their assets, they are free to do so, and the courts will usually respect a couple’s decision. However, in the event of a disagreement, the court must use its judgment to
Children in the United States in different home environments. Some children live with both of their natural or adopted parents. Other kids may live with one of their parents and a stepparent. Households sometimes consist of single mothers or fathers with their children. Although it is common for children to have parents as their caretakers, circumstances may arise in which grandparents,
Oregon law defines marriage as a civil contract between two people at least 17 years old and capable of consenting to marriage. For many couples, marriage is more than a legal status. The reasons why individuals seek a marital relationship include: According to Oregon’s Center for Health Statistics, Oregon had over 25,000 marriages in 2021. An average of 3,000 marital
Children are the youngest and most vulnerable group of people. Depending on their ages, they do not have the ability or access to provide food, shelter, clothing, and other necessities for themselves. As kids become pre-teens and teenagers, they can do more things for their self-care; however, some laws regulate their abilities to establish completely independent lives from their parents.
Marriage can become a part a major part of a person’s identity. As time passes, the marital family may expand to include children. The couple then assumes the roles of spouses and parents. They continue to combine their lives financially and emotionally. With more than 1.6 million marriages occurring in the United States each year, most couples believe the union