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.

A divorce ends a marriage, but life after a divorce can be a new beginning.
Divorce

Life After Divorce: What You Need to Know

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

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Here are seven signs that your marriage is heading for a divorce.
Divorce

7 Signs You’re Headed for a Divorce

Marriage is a union that bonds two people together as spouses. In Oregon law, a marriage is a civil contract between males and females at least 17 years old. The potential spouses must be capable of understanding what they are doing, consent to marry, and make the marriage official with a ceremony.    Approximately 2 million couples marry yearly in

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What Is A “No-Fault” Divorce in Oregon?

Oregon’s divorce laws allow for a “no-fault” divorce. In Oregon, a divorcing couple will need to show that their differences have caused a rift so vast that it can’t be repaired. The spouses don’t even have to tell the court what those differences are – only that they exist.  No-fault divorce makes some aspects of divorce easier. Yet, a no-fault

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Child Custody

What Are the Best Interests of a Child?

Every U.S. state requires child custody decisions to reflect a child’s best interests. However, it proposes some critical questions such as: What is an interest of a child? Where will the child live? How should the child be raised? Where should the child reside, and with whom? These questions can seem impossible to answer, mainly because they appear to be

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Divorce

Ten Facts About Divorce In Oregon

A divorce is a legal process of ending a marriage. If you or someone you know is looking to divorce their spouse, it’s important to remember that divorce laws differ from state to state. When a spouse wants to get a divorce in Oregon, they must comply with the state’s divorce rules and statutes. Additionally, state law has specific terminology

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Divorce

What is the Difference Between Legal Separation and Divorce?

Oregon law defines marriage as a civil contract between two people who are at least 17 years old and have the legal capacity to enter into a contract. Both parties must show proof of age to the county clerk to apply for a marriage license. If an applicant is under the age of 18, the person needs to have written

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Divorce

What You Should Not Do During a Divorce

Oregon averages nearly 14,000 divorces each year. Married couples decide to terminate their marriages for many reasons, which may cause them to end the relationships on amicable or contentious terms. Regardless of the nature of the divorce, both spouses must not do certain things during the divorce that violate the law or negatively affect the case. An Oregon divorce, known

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Divorce

Divorce Myths Debunked

Divorce is a time filled with anxiety, worry, questions and many myths. Everyone has an idea of divorce proceedings, but the truth is each divorce is different, and each situation is personal to the parties involved. It is the myths that confuse people – which is why it is best to consult with an experienced divorce lawyer at Gearing, Rackner

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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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