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What Are My Rights in a Divorce in Oregon?

The State of Oregon is an "Equitable Distribution" state which means that debts & all assets are to be divided in a way that is fair to both participants; this is especially true for property. However, participants are not always in agreement to what is fair in terms of assets in which case a judge will becoming the ruling party.

Once a person chooses to seek a divorce, our Corvallis divorce lawyer can advise and provide representation in all aspects of the divorce, including:

  • Custody and parenting time
  • Property division
  • Child support
  • Spousal support

Under some circumstances, a settlement is not an option. If the case will proceed to trial, our Corvallis divorce lawyers have over 40 years of combined experience in trying complex divorce cases in areas such as business valuation, pre-marital asset protection, child custody, and just and proper spousal support awards.

At Jennifer I. Nash & Nicolas Ortiz, P.C., we have decades of experience in advising people in the position of weighing these considerations to reach a decision about whether to end a marriage. We have advised people sometimes years before a decision to divorce, and we have advised people who have ultimately decided not to divorce.

Oregon Legal Process for Divorce

Making the decision to seek a divorce is one of the most difficult decisions a person can make. There are emotional, financial, legal, and practical considerations to ending a marriage. Having as much information as possible during this difficult decision-making time is invaluable.

Jennifer I. Nash & Nicolas Ortiz, P.C. believes that you are the person who is in the best position to decide what’s right for your family. We are strong supporters of resolving cases by using alternative dispute resolutions short of trial. Parties report greater long-term satisfaction with their divorce outcome when they are active participants in the resolution. We believe that settling divorces without a trial is, in most cases, the best outcome for our clients. Settling our client’s cases is also a more cost-effective manner of resolution for the client.

We are committed to providing a client-centered practice, meaning that you make the decisions about the outcome you want, and we help you achieve that outcome. Jennifer I. Nash & Nicolas Ortiz, P.C. is ready to help, call us today at (541) 243-0678 to schedule a consultation.

Commonly Asked Questions

What does 'Equitable Distribution' mean in an Oregon divorce?

In Oregon, 'Equitable Distribution' refers to the fair division of assets and debts between parties in a divorce. It aims to ensure that both individuals receive a just portion of the marital property, though 'fair' does not necessarily mean 'equal'. If the parties cannot agree on what is fair, a judge will make the determination based on various factors to achieve an equitable outcome.

How can a Corvallis divorce lawyer assist me during my divorce proceedings?

A Corvallis divorce lawyer can provide comprehensive guidance and representation throughout your divorce process. This includes matters of custody and parenting time, property division, child support, and spousal support. With over 40 years of combined experience, our lawyers are adept at handling complex cases, whether they settle out of court or go to trial.

What are the benefits of settling a divorce out of court in Oregon?

Settling a divorce out of court in Oregon can lead to greater long-term satisfaction for both parties. It allows individuals to actively participate in the resolution of their case, often resulting in a more favorable and cost-effective outcome. Our firm supports alternative dispute resolutions to help clients achieve the best possible results without the need for a trial.

What should I consider before deciding to file for divorce in Oregon?

Before filing for divorce in Oregon, it's important to consider the emotional, financial, legal, and practical implications of ending a marriage. Gathering as much information as possible and seeking advice from experienced divorce lawyers can be invaluable during this challenging time. Our firm can provide the necessary counsel to help you make an informed decision.

When Your Rights Are Violated,

Contact Jennifer I. Nash & Nicolas Ortiz, P.C..
  1. We are prepared to put extensive trial experience to work for you.
  2. Hundreds of cases have successfully been handled by our firm.
  3. Our confidence in the courtroom produces favorable results.
  4. We bring over 40 combined years of legal experience to the table.
  5. All clients receive one-on-one attention from their attorney.
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