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The requirements for filing for divorce in Oregon

If you are considering filing for divorce, the state in which you file factors greatly in the process. If you currently reside in Oregon, it's likely that you will need to file here. However, in some cases, you may have limited options to file elsewhere.

It's therefore important that you understand the eligibility requirements for filing for divorce in Oregon, and that you understand how to file. The following is an overview of divorce laws in Oregon.

Tips for divorcing a passive-aggressive spouse

The fact that you are considering divorce suggests that you and your spouse do not currently see eye-to-eye. You may disagree with the way that your spouse handles certain situations, and you may find that recent arguments have blown up without warning. If your spouse is passive-aggressive, you will probably be feeling frustrated because you feel that you are never able to have an honest and open conversation.

It's important that you try to have a civil relationship through the divorce process. Therefore, it's wise to invest in your relationship, even if your ultimate goal is to cut all ties. By learning how to communicate better with your spouse, you'll likely have a smoother divorce process. The following are some tips on divorcing a passive-aggressive spouse.

How to move forward after losing a custody battle

If you have recently learned that you no longer have custody of your children, you may feel that you cannot cope with this heartbreaking news. To know that you will have to live without constant interaction with your children can be devastating, especially when you do not know when you will be able to see them again. However, you mustn't lose hope.

By allowing yourself to move forward positively after learning this news, you may be able to work toward regaining custody of your children. Following are some tips for moving forward after losing a custody battle.

Understanding contested divorces in Oregon

If you have decided to go through a divorce, you'll need to start thinking about how you will approach the divorce process. Generally speaking, there are two main routes that you will be able to go down. You can either go through a contested divorce or an uncontested divorce.

An uncontested divorce means that you are willing to collaborate with your spouse to agree on a divorce settlement without the involvement of the courts. This is likely to involve alternative dispute resolution options. However, if you don't think that coming to a mutual agreement will be effective in your situation, you'll need to go through a contested divorce.

Can I appeal a family law judge's ruling?

One of the documents that you were probably given a copy of soon after officially ending your marriage was your divorce decree. This document generally spells out all property division, custody and support payments that you and your spouse have agreed to.

This is often the final document that an Oregon judge signs off on in your case. If you read over your divorce decree, you may get the impression that there's no hope of making any changes to it.

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.

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