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How reliable are prenuptial agreements?

If you get married and the relationship doesn't work out, you may be at risk of losing a significant amount of your financial assets, particularly if you are the sole breadwinner in the household. This is why it is very common for high-asset individuals to ask their fiancés to sign a prenuptial agreement before marriage. This document should theoretically ensure that one spouse does not walk away from a failed marriage with their ex-spouse's hard-earned assets.

However, prenuptial agreements can be contested by the divorcing spouse in some circumstances, meaning that the asset division process continues to be subject to standard state law procedures. If you are considering whether to pursue a prenuptial agreement or you are worried that the prenuptial agreement will not hold up at divorce, you should take the time to understand how the law applies.

How divorce can help you reinvent yourself

Going through a divorce can sometimes feel like the end of the world. When you said "I do", you probably never imagined that you would one day be filing for divorce. But unfortunately, time can change people and you may feel like you no longer understand the person you are married to.

While divorce can mean the end of life as you know it, this makes space to create the life that you've always wanted to live. The following are ways that divorce can help you to reinvent yourself and to achieve a new level of happiness.

Understanding child custody and religion

A person's religion can often be perceived as a deeply ingrained part of their heritage and culture. If you hold a certain religion, it's likely that you'll want your child not only to share your beliefs but to also engage in the rituals and rites of passage of the religion.

If you are separated from the other parent of your child and you are working to share custody, it's likely that you'll have questions regarding your right to bring up your child in a certain religion, especially if your child's other parent does not share your religion. You'll also want to ensure that your child does not become confused and conflicted as a result of being taught different things by each parent.

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.

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