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Family Law Archives

What divorcing spouses should know about restraining orders

Divorce and emotional distress typically go hand in hand, and for some people in Oregon, that strain may lead to unacceptable behavior. If a spouse is experiencing threats of violence, or if the other spouse is physically abusive, the Oregon State Bar explains that there is a law in place to address the danger: the Oregon Family Abuse Prevention Act.

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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