Dividing Property When Divorcing in Oregon

April 17th, 2017

Ronald Johnston, one of the most experienced Beaverton Oregon family law attorneys, fights for his clients’ property rights. He has more than 40 years of experience helping clients divide their property during a divorce.

Each party must disclose all separate and marital property. This aspect of the divorce process takes up a lot of a lawyer’s time and not disclosing property is one of the most common reasons that couples end up going to court.

If the disclosure process goes as it should, and the couple agrees on a plan to divide their property, they will sign a Marital Settlement Agreement. The court will turn that into a Decree of Dissolution of Marriage.

If a couple can’t divide their property on their own, the task will fall to the courts. In Oregon, courts divide property in a process that’s called “equitable distribution.”

This doesn’t necessarily mean a couple’s property will be split equally. What “equitable distribution” means is the court will distribute property fairly or “just and proper in all the circumstances.”

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