Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Do we need lawyers to draft our settlement agreement?
While not required, having lawyers draft your divorce settlement agreement can ensure that all legal requirements are met and protect each party's interests. Lawyers can also help with negotiations and provide legal advice throughout the process.
What happens if we can't agree on a Divorce Settlement Agreement?
If you cannot agree on a Divorce Settlement Agreement in Oregon, your case will go to trial where a judge will decide the terms of your divorce. This can be more costly and time-consuming than reaching an agreement outside of court.
How do I create a Divorce Settlement Agreement in Oregon?
To create a Divorce Settlement Agreement in Oregon, you and your spouse should discuss and agree on all relevant issues. You may use mediation or collaborative law to come to an agreement. Once agreed upon, it should be written down and signed by both parties.
How can I ensure that my assets are accurately valued during a high asset divorce?
To ensure accurate valuation of complex assets in a high asset divorce, it is important to work with experienced family law attorneys who have access to financial experts like certified public accountants (CPAs), business valuators, real estate appraisers, and other professionals capable of providing reliable valuations for your unique assets.
What are the main components of an Oregon Divorce Settlement Agreement?
An Oregon Divorce Settlement Agreement includes provisions on division of assets and debts, spousal support, child custody and parenting time, and child support. Both parties must agree on the terms before submitting the agreement to the court for approval.
How does having a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement affect a high asset divorce?
A prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can greatly impact how assets are divided in a high asset divorce by predetermining how specific properties and financial interests will be allocated upon separation. These agreements can simplify property division issues during the divorce process if validly created and enforceable under Oregon law.
What is an Oregon Divorce Settlement Agreement?
An Oregon Divorce Settlement Agreement is a legally binding contract between spouses detailing the terms of their divorce, such as division of assets, child custody, and spousal support. It must be agreed upon by both parties and approved by the court.
Do I need an attorney for my Oregon divorce?
While it is not required to have an attorney during your divorce process in Oregon, having legal representation can be beneficial as they will ensure your best interests are protected and guide you through complex legal processes involved in matters like property division, child custody arrangements, and spousal support.
Can we modify our Divorce Settlement Agreement after it's finalized?
Yes, you may modify your Oregon Divorce Settlement Agreement if both parties agree to the changes or if one party can show that there has been a substantial change in circumstances requiring modification. Any changes must be approved by the court.
How do business interests factor into an Oregon high asset divorce?
In an Oregon high asset divorce involving business interests, professionals will often be enlisted to accurately value the business so it can be fairly distributed as part of marital property. If spouses co-own businesses together or if one spouse contributed significantly to its growth during marriage, more intricate evaluations may be required for equitable division.

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