Category Archives: Spousal Support

New Case Law: Two new Oregon spousal support cases.

As an Oregon divorce lawyer, I am always interested in what the appellate court says regarding spousal support. The Oregon Court of Appeals published two spousal support decisions on February 6, 2008. Both decisions provide some guidance to husbands and … Continue reading

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Top 10 list: Top 10 questions to ask a divorce lawyer in the first consultation.

If you are contemplating divorce, you should consult with an experienced family law attorney. Once you set up a consultation, be prepared for the first meeting, and have a list of questions to ask the lawyer. The following questions should … Continue reading

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Collaborative Divorce

Having a trial is a way, but not the only way to resolve your case. There are many tools available for resolving your case other than a trial. Good family law lawyers are problem solvers, and the good ones recommend … Continue reading

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Baby you can drive my car, or: how would an Oregon family law court handle the McCartney-Mills split? (Part II)

How much spousal support would Heather Mills be entitled to if she divorced Sir Paul in Oregon? That’s not as easy a question to answer as child support might be (there is a formula specifically set up for child support, … Continue reading

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Baby you can drive my car, or: how would an Oregon family law court handle the McCartney-Mills split?

The Paul McCartney/Heather Mills divorce action is all over the tabloids (and some of us at the Oregon Divorce Blog just love our celebrity gossip). It’s no wonder, though – Sir Paul’s fortune is in the hundreds of millions, and … Continue reading

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New Case Law: Satisfying the original purpose behind support, Part II

In a case decided the same day as Cheever, discussed below, the Court of Appeals determined that a support order should not be terminated — even after the remarriage of an ex-spouse — where the original purpose of the support … Continue reading

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New Case Law: Satisfying the original purpose behind support, Part I

Very often people expect that there is one hard-and-fast formula that courts apply to awarding spousal support in every case. While there are statutes that outline the factors that a court should look at when determining if spousal support is … Continue reading

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Common Divorce Myth: You only get spousal support if you don’t have a job

Yesterday I stopped by the family law facilitation office at the Washington County Courthouse in Hillsboro.  The person I wanted to speak with there had a room full of people waiting to be helped, so I took the next number … Continue reading

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New Case Law: Spousal support and a well-drafted judgment

In Oregon, the court may award three different types of spousal support, depending on the facts of a case. The court can award transitional support to allow a spouse to obtain education or re-enter the work force. The court can … Continue reading

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New Case Law: Honesty is the best policy

In Oregon, when going through any sort of support proceeding (child or spousal), the parties are required to complete what’s known as the USA, short for Uniform Support Affidavit. Completing this can be about as much fun as doing your … Continue reading

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