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Prenuptial agreements can address important factors in divorce

Few things can wreck a romantic mood quite like talking about finances, but for soon-to-be married couples, the benefits could be phenomenal. Nearly half of first marriages in Oregon and across the rest of the United States ultimately head towards divorce. For those who had the foresight to discuss finances and create prenuptial agreements, the process could be much easier.

Former AG seeks partial asset distribution during divorce

Financial settlements in an Oregon are usually paid only after a judge has signed off on an agreement, but a former out-of-state attorney general is hoping to handle things a little differently. She recently requested that her soon-to-be ex-husband pay her $1 million of the approximately $6 million she expects to receive once their divorce is finalized. The $6 million is not only in reference to money, but also covers the marital assets that will be distributed upon the finalization of the divorce.

Celebrities highlight importance of prenuptial agreements

It might be difficult to fully appreciate the true value of a prenup until one is needed. Soon-to-be-married couples in Oregon often have trouble foreseeing a future where any type of marital agreement would end up being useful. However, famous couples who split without prenuptial agreements might provide cautionary tales to those who still view them as mostly unnecessary.

Where to go for legal help with family law issues in Oregon

Like many others across the nation, most Oregon families are doing their best to keep up with changing times. Family life is not without its many challenges, which may include emotional, economic and, sometimes, legal issues. Family law encompasses a wide variety of situations from prenuptial agreements to paternity or child custody matters.

Prenuptial agreements more beneficial than most realize

The false notion that a prenuptial agreement is only beneficial to the very wealthy has perpetuated for quite some time despite not being very true at all. While virtually all Oregon couples who plan on saying "I do" can benefit from carefully worded prenuptial agreements, some simply have trouble picturing themselves in a situation that would call for one. Those working in the agricultural community are just one of many that might experience this kind of trouble when weighing the potential benefits of a prenup.

Prenuptial agreements more beneficial than most realize

The false notion that a prenuptial agreement is only beneficial to the very wealthy has perpetuated for quite some time despite not being very true at all. While virtually all Oregon couples who plan on saying "I do" can benefit from carefully worded prenuptial agreements, some simply have trouble picturing themselves in a situation that would call for one. Those working in the agricultural community are just one of many that might experience this kind of trouble when weighing the potential benefits of a prenup.

Celebrity loses appeal, must pay child support as legal parent

In a case that may be the first of its kind in the nation, a celebrity is fighting to have herself removed as the legal parent of a child carried by a surrogate and born after she and the father separated. Sherri Shepherd, former co-host of The View, has lost the most recent round of appeals in the unusual case. She must continue to pay substantial child support for the 1-year-old boy, according to the decision of a three-judge state court panel. The final outcome may have some influential effect on how such a case would be ruled upon in Oregon.

Celebrity loses appeal, must pay child support as legal parent

In a case that may be the first of its kind in the nation, a celebrity is fighting to have herself removed as the legal parent of a child carried by a surrogate and born after she and the father separated. Sherri Shepherd, former co-host of The View, has lost the most recent round of appeals in the unusual case. She must continue to pay substantial child support for the 1-year-old boy, according to the decision of a three-judge state court panel. The final outcome may have some influential effect on how such a case would be ruled upon in Oregon.

What's the difference between sole and joint child custody?

The majority of parents would agree that custody should be based on the best interests of a child, but there may be a significant difference in opinion when it comes to determining what a child's best interest actually is. For Oregon parents who are unable to reach an agreement between themselves, court intervention might be appropriate. When a judge considers what type of child custody arrangement would be most appropriate, he or she must take several different factors into consideration before making a decision.

What's the difference between sole and joint child custody?

The majority of parents would agree that custody should be based on the best interests of a child, but there may be a significant difference in opinion when it comes to determining what a child's best interest actually is. For Oregon parents who are unable to reach an agreement between themselves, court intervention might be appropriate. When a judge considers what type of child custody arrangement would be most appropriate, he or she must take several different factors into consideration before making a decision.