Some Oregon mothers may be among the more than 25 percent of American mothers who stay home with their children or even among the 10 percent of so-called "highly educated" mothers who do so. However, even though many Americans feel the mother is a better choice than the father in caring for a newborn, they do not necessarily agree that her contributions mean she should be entitled to an equal share of assets if the two divorce.
After a couple in Oregon gets a divorce, they probably still have some additional tasks to complete. Couples need to separate their joint accounts and open their own individual accounts. Ex-spouses should be removed as users on credit cards and any other accounts.
After a divorce, there is a critical question to answer about who gets to keep the marital home. In most cases, only one person is going to keep the property while the other is going to leave. However, it is wrong to assume that it is possible to assume the mortgage after a marriage comes to an end. Generally speaking, mortgage products initiated after 2008 do not allow for this to happen.