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Oregon Alimony Law

Oregon Spousal Support Representation

Alimony, or spousal support, can mean the difference between severe financial hardship and peace of mind in the months and years following a divorce. Spousal support orders are intended to help one spouse make the transition to post-divorce life or to maintain a certain standard of living following a lengthy marriage. 

At Regele Law, LLC, we know that spousal support is a complicated—and often highly disputed—matter. We help clients in Oregon understand their options for pursuing spousal support during and after a divorce. Call us today at 503-396-4996 to get the help you need during this time.

Types Of Alimony In Oregon

In Oregon, there are several types of alimony that a court may order, including:

  • Temporary support, which typically lasts from the date the judge orders it until the divorce is finalized. 
  • Transitional support, which is short-term and intended to help one spouse obtain the education or training needed to reenter the workforce. 
  • Compensatory support, which repays one spouse’s financial contributions during the marriage to the other spouse’s education or job training. 
  • Spousal maintenance, which is generally reserved for long-term marriages and intended to help the supported spouse maintain the lifestyle enjoyed during the marriage.

The court will also decide how the support will be paid. In some cases, the court may order a lump-sum payment or a transfer of property. Monthly or quarterly payments are the most common form of spousal support payments. 

Determining Factors For Alimony Payments

Oregon maintains a standardized set of factors for judges to consider when determining spousal support. While these factors differ based on the type of alimony, the most common issues that are considered by the courts include:

  • The length of the marriage
  • Monetary contributions to the marriage
  • Financial need for the requesting spouse
  • Work experience and education
  • Relative earning potential of both spouses
  • Age and health of both spouses
  • Child custody and support orders
  • Tax consequences

It is important to remember that each of these factors can be interpreted differently by a judge, making it important to convey the specifics of your marriage clearly and accurately. 

Schedule A Spousal Support Consultation 

The financial instability following a divorce can be frightening and confusing, especially if you have dedicated your life to raising a family.
Regele Law is here to help you work through that fear and confusion. Our team provides the support and guidance you need to understand Oregon alimony laws and your options for pursuing financial stability following a divorce. Call 503-396-4996 or email us to schedule an appointment to discuss your alimony concerns.

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