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Significant financial assets may complicate the divorce process

If you are an Oregon resident considering divorce, it is important to understand how your financial situation may affect the process and the settlement. If you and your spouse have financial assets of substantial worth, a fair divorce settlement may require an in-depth examination and valuation of all of your possessions. At Willamette Valley Legal, we have experience assisting high-net-worth clients through their divorce proceedings.

Splitting up with a financially irresponsible spouse

There may be a handful of reasons behind someone’s decision to divorce, whether they are tired of being subjected to emotional abuse or they cannot move beyond their spouse’s affair. In some instances, a person may be fed up with their spouse’s financial irresponsibility, to such an extent that they cannot move forward with the marriage. If your spouse is financially irresponsible, you may be tired of dealing with constant debt, a gambling problem, unnecessary shopping or any other number of financial concerns.

Retirement, finances and divorce after 50

People in Oregon may once have believed that if they were still married by the time they were in their 50s or older that they would no longer have to worry about a divorce. This, however, is quite untrue. In fact, Forbes reports that a Pew Research Center study shows the rate of divorce among people in this age group has jumped a startling 109 percent in the last 25 years. Even for people in their 40s, divorces today happen at a rate 14-percent higher than 25 years ago.

Severing ties with financial advisers can benefit divorcees

When people make the difficult decision to get divorced from their spouse in Oregon, the positives of their choice may be difficult to realize at first as many challenges loom in their immediate future. One of the most time-consuming aspects is the process of separating financial accounts and assets as people prepare to assume independence once again. 

Remember your estate plan when divorcing

If you and your spouse in Oregon have made the decision to end your marriage, you know that there can seem to be no end to the number of decisions you must make and things that will change in your life. This transition includes a mindset shift in which you start assessing many decisions differently, including how you would like your assets handled or distributed after you die. Unless it is stipulated in your divorce agreement, you probably do not want your former spouse to inherit everything. 

Divorce: short-term trauma, long-term healing

Divorces occur because a relationship between two people is too unhealthy to sustain itself. However, according to the American Psychological Association, it is possible for couples in Oregon and elsewhere to divorce in a healthy way, with a minimum of conflict or drama. A smooth separation will be better not only for your peace of mind but that of your ex-spouse and children as well. We at the law office of Daniel J. Lounsbury, Attorney at Law, have experience in helping individuals undergoing a divorce to focus on the big picture and keep everyone's best interest at heart.

Expensive weddings tied to divorce in recent study

The anticipation of wedding bells is something that many dating couples in Oregon dream of. Often, planning a wedding involves finding the perfect dress, arranging lodging for out-of-town guests and pairing the perfect wines, food, decor and themes. For many people, planning a wedding is both exciting and costly. 

How can you effectively prepare to file for divorce?

After carefully weighing all of your options, you have decided that solving your marital problems with your companion is highly unlikely. As such, you have settled on the decision to file for divorce in Oregon. Now, it is time to file all of the applicable paperwork to get the process started. Before you begin, understanding what you can do to facilitate the process can potentially save you a lot of time and money throughout your divorce. 

Divorce and intimate partner violence

When it comes to divorce, there are many different issues that need to be taken into consideration by those who have decided to bring their marriage to an end, such as the custody of their children and the division of marital property. Unfortunately, some people find themselves in especially difficult situations when they split up with their marital partner, such as those who are subjected to intimate partner violence or threats of physical harm. If you are experiencing these challenges personally, it is pivotal to protect yourself and your children from any threats.

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