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The Benefits of a Trial Separation: When You’re Not Sure About Divorce

A trial separation is an unofficial, temporary split from your partner. Instead of deciding to end your relationship permanently, these splits allow you to spend some time apart. At the end of the separation, you may decide that it’s worth working with your spouse to fix your relationship, or you may realize you should end …

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It’s Tax Season: Alimony, Child Support, and Taxes in Oregon

Tax season is complicated enough for just one person. Reporting your income correctly and making sure you fill out the right forms can be hard enough without any extra factors. Getting married and having children adds additional complications. However, there’s no marital status that leads to a more complex tax situation than that of a …

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Delayed Divorces: COVID-19 Forcing Couples To Stay Together in Oregon

It seems simple: difficult times put a strain on relationships, so more people should be breaking up. In some cases, this is true. Many people get divorced after periods of personal loss, difficult financial times, or infidelity. However, national and global events can stress relationships just as much as personal struggles while making it harder …

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International Women’s Day: Celebrating the Rights of Women in Marriage

The history of women’s rights in the U.S. and around the world is long and complicated. On March 8th of this year, we can all take the time to stop and acknowledge the struggles women have and continue to face during International Women’s Day. While the U.S. and Oregon have some of the most equitable …

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The Shocking Rise of Child Abuse: How to Protect Your Children

There’s a hidden threat in Oregon that’s taking its toll on the state’s children. It’s not the pandemic itself, which has thankfully not hit children as hard as adults. However, it’s connected to the pandemic. Despite overall case numbers falling, Oregon child advocates are seeing a rise in complicated, severe cases of child abuse since …

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Long-Distance Divorce: How to Separate When You’re Apart (Video)

Divorce Challenges Oregonians Face When One Spouse Lives Out Of State Getting a divorce is often the result of a long, drawn-out series of discussions with your partner. The process of choosing to end a marriage often includes a period of living apart from your partner. As a result, many divorces are simply legal processes …

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The First Holiday Apart (Video)

Navigating a Divorce During the Holidays Getting a divorce can be stressful and emotional no matter what time of year it is. The holidays, though, offer some unique challenges. The media and the rest of society proclaim that togetherness and family are the most important aspects of the season, so going through a divorce can …

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Who Gets the House? How to Separate During Lockdown

Divorce can involve plenty of complications, even when the nation is stable. Managing a divorce during lockdown can make an already difficult situation that much harder. That doesn’t mean it’s impossible, however. Two people can separate safely and without being accused of spousal abandonment as long as they follow a few precautions. When separating, it’s …

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Oregon Is Giving Residents Free Copies of Legal Records: Here’s Why It Matters

Wildfires have hit Oregon incredibly hard in recent months. Places that have never before been at risk of severe wildfire damage have been destroyed. Thousands of people have had to evacuate with little to no notice, and as a result, many have lost everything. One critical set of possessions many have lost are their legal …

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