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Can I move with my child if I share custody with my ex?

Even if an Oregon parent enjoys custody of their child, they still may be restricted from relocating out of town with them without first getting permission from the court and/or the mom or dad. It can be helpful for you to review your parenting plan to see what it says about giving notice in situations in which a custodial parent is looking to relocate. A judge will also want to know that your move is in the best interest of your child.

Most states have laws on the books that require one parent to get the other's express consent to relocate. Generally, the mom or dad looking to move must formulate a visitation schedule before requesting the other parents express consent to make a move.

How can every couple benefit from having a prenuptial agreement?

The thought of drafting and signing a prenuptial agreement doesn't cross the minds of most couples here in Portland. One of the reasons that they're unlikely to think about it is because most people believe that prenups are just for rich people. They don't think that a prenuptial agreement will benefit those of more modest means. They'd be mistaken though. Prenuptial agreements are valuable in many different ways.

It can protect your business.

How might you split up your family business during a divorce?

One of the more difficult parts of a divorce is when you and your spouse have to agree on how to split up your property. One of those possessions that you may have to reach an agreement about if your family business. There are many different ways that you may consider splitting it up.

If you and your spouse have a difficult time seeing eye-to-eye in your marriage, then you may find the prospect of continuing to work together completely unthinkable. If this describes you and your spouse's situation, then one of you may want to turn your equity in the business over to the other.

The risk of getting married too young

Young people who decide to get divorced may point to historical evidence that it can work. For instance, a young woman may mention how her grandmother got married at 20 and stayed married for decades.

That's fine, but experts note that marriage has changed tremendously in the last 60 years. Back in 1960, about 50% of women did tie the knot by 20. Many got married in their teens.

Am I being a reasonable grandparent?

Grandparents always hold a special place in their hearts for their grandchildren. For many, seeing their grandchildren grow up reminds them of when they became parents for the first time. Naturally, grandparents want the best for their grandchildren, and they often feel that they are qualified to give guidance and assert their authority when interacting with both parents of their grandchildren.

It is for this reason that rifts can sometimes occur between parents and grandparents. Your son- or daughter-in-law, in particular, may interpret your opinions as insults, and this can create unwanted tensions. If you are worried that you may be seen as unreasonable as a grandparent, it's important to consider the following.

Understanding postnuptial agreements

Prenuptial agreements are well-known ways for those getting married to protect their assets in the possible event of a divorce further down the line. Prenuptial agreements can cause controversy and can be very sensitive matters for couples because they must acknowledge that their relationship may break down in the future.

If you are in a position where you are considering divorce but you do not have a prenuptial agreement in place, you may want to consider putting together a postnuptial agreement. This can have many benefits and could lower the costs as well as drastically simplify the divorce process.

Common questions about collaborative divorce

If you are going through a divorce in Oregon, you should make sure that you fully consider all of the options currently available to you. Not all divorces are equal, and some strategies will suit your needs better than others.

In recent years collaborative divorces have become increasingly popular. Collaborative divorces involve both divorcing spouses working together for a mutually favorable result. They tend to only be realistic if there are no big disagreements when it comes to key aspects of the divorce such as property division, alimony or child custody. The following are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding collaborative divorces in Oregon.

Creating a successful parenting plan

If you are going through a divorce or separation and you have children, you may be intending to co-parent with your ex. In the majority of situations, co-parenting can be very beneficial for the child in question, because it enables them to be brought up by both of their parents.

Crafting a parenting plan is a great way to ensure that you and your ex agree regarding the way in which your children are brought up. The agreement can be a detailed document that you can update as your children grow older and their needs change. The following are some tips on creating a successful parenting plan.

How do I know if my marriage is over?

Almost all married couples go through difficult periods where they question whether they should continue to reside with their spouse. Hardships in life can present new challenges and cause even the strongest partnerships to become distant.

Those who eventually file for a divorce often spend months or even years debating whether they should take action. It takes a huge amount of courage to take action on something like a divorce, but if you believe that it will improve the lives of yourself and your children, you should seriously think about it. The following are some of the things you should consider when deciding to end your marriage.

Can I continue to parent my stepchildren after divorce?

One of the hardest parts of a divorce is making sure that the children in the family can move forward positively and maintain their relationship with their parental figures. If you are a stepparent, you likely have a strong bond with your stepchildren, and you will, therefore, be worried about losing that connection.

If you have not legally adopted your stepchild, you will not be considered to be their parent under the law. However, the child custody courts make custody decisions not only on legal parental figures but on what circumstances are in the best interests of the child. The following are some things you should know if you want to gain visitation rights with your stepchildren after divorce.

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