Spousal Support

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Gresham Spousal Support Attorneys

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Spousal support, otherwise known as alimony, can be a hotly-contested issue in divorce. A stay-at-home mom may feel that she should be compensated for years of child-rearing when she was unable to earn an income. Her spouse may feel it is unfair to have to be the financial support for two separate households. Trying to determine what is equitable and just can be a complex matter. If you are facing a spousal support issue, whether as the paying spouse or the supported spouse, Hedman Family Law can help.

Find out how Hedman Family Law can help you in resolving spousal support. Contact us at (503) 506-7887or reach out to us online.

Attorney Natalie Hedman has in-depth experience handling this often adversarial and complicated matter in the Gresham, Portland, Boring, Happy Valley and Sandy areas. Our law office knows how the law is applied in our local courts. Our team can assist you in understanding the legal factors that will come into play and will work vigorously to help you and your spouse negotiate a fair agreement. We will also provide strong advocacy on your behalf in any court proceeding.

Commonly Asked Questions

Can spousal support be modified after the divorce is finalized?

Yes, spousal support can be modified after the divorce is finalized if there is a significant change in circumstances such as a job loss or a medical issue.

What happens if my ex-spouse stops paying spousal support?

If your ex-spouse stops paying spousal support, you can take legal action to enforce the court order. This may include wage garnishment or other enforcement measures.

Protect Your Financial Future with Alimony

Alimony, also known as spousal support, is a critical aspect of divorce proceedings that can significantly impact your financial future. At Hedman Family Law, L.L.C., our experienced Gresham spousal support attorneys are here to help you navigate this complex process and ensure you come to a fair agreement.

When determining spousal support in Oregon, several factors are taken into consideration, including:

  • The length of the marriage
  • The earning capacity of each spouse
  • The standard of living during the marriage
  • The age and health of each spouse
  • The financial resources and needs of each spouse

Our dedicated legal team will thoroughly analyze your situation and advocate for your best interests when negotiating alimony payments. We understand that every case is different and will work tirelessly to secure a favorable outcome for you.

While traditional alimony may be the most common form of financial support, alternative options are worth exploring. These alternatives can provide flexibility and ensure both parties can maintain financial stability post-divorce. Our knowledgeable attorneys can guide you through these alternatives and help you determine the best course of action for your specific circumstances.

At Hedman Family Law, L.L.C., we are committed to providing you with the legal help you can count on. Our experienced Gresham spousal support attorneys will be by your side every step of the way, offering compassionate guidance and aggressive representation.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and protect your financial future with alimony.

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How Spousal Support is Determined in Oregon

Unlike child support, the state does not provide any standardized calculator for determining spousal support. The courts will look at many factors when deciding whether it is appropriate, how much the payment should be, and for how long the support should continue.

Factors that may impact this issue are:

  • The length of the marriage
  • The earning capacity of the receiving spouse
  • The training, education, or work history of the receiving spouse
  • The paying spouse’s income and ability to pay
  • The ages and health conditions of both parties
  • Whether a prenuptial agreement is in force
  • Whether the receiving spouse spent time out of the job market raising children and for how long
  • Whether the receiving spouse contributed to the paying spouse’s earning ability, training, education, or work skills

Spousal support determined by the court may be awarded for the short term, long term, or indefinitely based on the circumstances of the case.

Legal Help You Can Count On

Our Gresham spousal support attorneys are ready to help you understand and resolve this matter, whether through negotiation or through the courts. Let us use the legal skills we have developed over our many years in family law practice on your behalf.

We look forward to serving you. Contact us at (503) 506-7887.

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