Two of the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Getting a Divorce in Oregon

April 28th, 2017

Ronald Johnston is a Portland Oregon divorce attorney who has been practicing family law for 40 years. During that time, he’s likely been asked every conceivable question about the divorce process and child custody.

In this article, we answer two questions Ronald Johnston gets asked the most.

What do I have to prove for the court to grant a divorce in Oregon?

Oregon is a “no-fault divorce” state.

That means you don’t have to prove misconduct to get a divorce. All you must do is testify that there are irreconcilable differences between you and your spouse. You can do this with or without your spouse’s cooperation.

After I file the petition for divorce, what happens next?

Every divorce is different but here’s a rundown of what usually happens:

  • The other spouse is served with the appropriate paperwork.
  • Financial restraining orders are put in place.
  • If children are involved, a temporary protective order of restraint comes into effect.
  • Each party will disclose their finances (discovery process).
  • Both parties (with the help of their lawyers) will try to divide their property.
  • If they can’t agree, the parties will go to trial and a judge will divide their property.
  • If children are involved, parties may be sent to mediation.

If you have additional questions about your divorce, or you need a confidential second opinion, contact Ronald Johnston today. He’s an experienced and knowledgeable Portland Oregon divorce attorney and he’s ready to help with your divorce today!



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