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April 2017 Archives

Who gets the pets in a divorce?

If you own pets with your spouse and are going through a divorce in Oregon, then it is natural to be concerned about how the court will handle pet ownership. Pets are not treated like children under the law. Forbes notes that they are considered property. If you and your spouse cannot come to an agreement through mediation about how to handle the division of pets, then the court will step in and do it.

Asset distribution in a divorce

When you are involved in a divorce in Oregon, one of your concerns is likely to be how your assets will be divided. States can determine what rules they will set for asset division in a divorce. There are two general rules: community property or equitable distribution. We at Willamette Valley Legal would like you to understand that Oregon is an equitable distribution state. This means that your marital property, which is the assets secured while you were married, will be divided equally between you and your spouse.

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