After a divorce, one of the most difficult issues to resolve is the disposition of the family home. The simplest and most equitable resolution is usually for the home to be sold with both parties sharing equally in the proceeds. Sometimes couples mutually agree to sell the home, but often the court orders the couple to do so. Other couples delay the sale of the home, either as part of a mutually-agreed upon plan or because the animosity between the couple is too high immediately after the divorce.
Among the significant financial issues that can come up in Oregon divorces is spousal support, also called alimony. These are support payments one spouse gives to the other in the wake of a split. Today, we’ll discuss some of the basics of spousal support here in Oregon.