Divorce LawSimply put, divorce is the legal process of dissolving a marriage between two people. But because a divorce can encompass so many of the practice areas involved in family law-including asset and debt division, custody, parenting time and spousal and child support-it's imperative that a divorce be handled professionally. If not dealt with initially in a proper way, minor issues can become major problems down the road.
Oregon is a "no-fault" divorce state. Two parties can seek a divorce when "irreconcilable differences have caused the irremediable breakdown of a marriage," and without a showing of fault. There are residence requirements that must be met and other factors that may affect how documents are prepared and presented to the court.
Washington uses community property principles to dissolve a marriage, while Oregon is an "equitable distribution" state. It is important to consult a family law attorney who can help you understand the different statutes of these two states.
If you're considering a divorce, Gevurtz Menashe can help you navigate the challenges that lie ahead. With over 300 years combined experience handling only divorce and family law, we are the firm you want on your side.