Proposed Oregon House Bill 2816 Would Allow Fault To Be Considered In Setting Spousal Support

House Bill 2816 proposes to allow courts to consider fault in determining spousal support. ¬†Specifically, the proposed change would allow the court to receive evidence of specific acts of a party if ¬†“[t]he court finds at a hearing that the evidence is necessary for a just and equitable judgment fixing the amount and duration of the contribution of one party is to make to support the other.”

The proposed legislation is a complete change from the current law, which bars divorce courts from considering specific acts of conduct except where child custody is at issue.

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One Response to Proposed Oregon House Bill 2816 Would Allow Fault To Be Considered In Setting Spousal Support

  1. If we re-open the door to allow evidence of fault, the divorce court system will become too bogged down with testimony and exhibits which argue ‘he said – she said’.

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