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Obtaining a Legal Separation in Oregon

A legal separation is a process similar to that of a divorce, but allows you to maintain certain benefits that you would receive as a married person.  A legal separation may be the right choice for you if, for example, you have significant health issues and need to remain on your spouse’s insurance, or if your religious beliefs do not allow you to obtain a divorce.  The Family Law Attorneys with Harris Law Group, LLC can advise you on the pros and cons of a legal separation and help you decide what is best for you.

 

Child Custody and Parenting Time Rights

Child custody and parenting time (aka visitation) are often the most important issues parents face when their relationship ends.  The Family Law Attorneys with Harris Law Group, LLC understand that and can advise you on the different types of “custody” in Oregon and represent you during the establishment, modification or enforcement of a child custody or parenting time order.

 

Dividing Assets and Debts in Oregon

Dividing your assets and debts during a divorce, legal separation or domestic partnership dissolution can be a complicated endeavor.  It is important to have an attorney advise you on the proper methods of dividing your assets and debts so you do not have problems in the future.  The Family Law Attorneys with Harris Law Group, LLC can help you navigate through the financial aspects of your divorce and protect your financial interests.

 

Spousal Support/Alimony in Oregon

If you are going through a divorce you may be entitled to receive money from your spouse in the form of Spousal Support (aka Alimony).  This is an important right that you do not want to give up if you are entitled to receive it. The Family Law Attorneys with Harris Law Group, LLC can advise you on the different types of Spousal Support/Alimony and help you determine if you are entitled to receive support, or if you may be required to pay spousal support to the other party.  We can also advise you regarding reducing, increasing or terminating your spousal support (alimony) obligation or award.

 

Child Support in Oregon

Child support in Oregon is determined using the Oregon Child Support Guidelines Calculator; however, there are many variables that can make the seemingly simple process of calculating support more complicated.  The Family Law Attorneys with Harris Law Group, LLC can make sure you are receiving or paying the appropriate amount of child support based on your particular circumstances.   If you have not paid your child support due to loss of employment, reduction is wages, or other circumstances, the Family Law Attorneys with Harris Law Group, LLC may be able to help.  Alternatively, if you believe you are not receiving your child support or believe you are entitled to more child support, we can assist you with those issues, as well.

 

Child Support for Adult Children

Oregon law allows adult children to collect child support from their parents in certain situations.  However, to be eligible for child support as an adult child there are requirements you must meet and steps you must take.  The Family Law Attorneys with Harris Law Group, LLC can advise you on your rights and responsibilities and help you get support if you entitled to it.

 

Prenuptial/Premarital Agreements

It is becoming more common for couples to sign Prenuptial/Premarital Agreements before they are married.  There are several instances where a Prenuptial/Premarital Agreement is important, including:  (1) if you have assets that you want to remain yours in the event of a divorce; (2) if you have significant income and want to protect yourself from claims for spousal support/alimony; (3) if your soon-to-be–spouse has a lot of debt that you want to protect yourself from; or (4) if you are the spouse with less assets/income and you want to make sure you are supported in the event of a divorce.  The Family Law Attorneys with Harris Law Group, LLC can advise you on whether a Prenuptial/Premarital Agreement is appropriate given your circumstances, and advise you of your rights and responsibilities.

 

 

 

 

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Harris Law Group, LLC

 

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Eugene, OR 97401

Phone: (541) 434-2411

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