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What are the different types of alimony in Oregon?

If, during your marriage, your spouse was the primary income-earner in your home in Marion, then you may go into your divorce proceedings automatically expecting to be awarded alimony. Yet spousal support is not intended to simply punish your spouse for working while you stayed home; rather, it is simply meant to provide you with a means of assistance in attaining the same standard of living you enjoyed while married. If the court believes you can earn enough to support that one your own, it may not award you alimony at all. 

Why is your 401k considered marital property?

You may go into your divorce proceedings feeling fairly comfortable that you understand exactly what properties you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse shared. Yet like many others in Marion who are in your same position, you may be shocked to learn that your workplace retirement accounts (such as your 401k) are also considered to be marital property. If the funds in such an account are there solely due to your own individual efforts, whey then would your ex-spouse be entitled to them? 

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