Oregon’s Rising Lawyer Fighting For Fair Spousal Support Payments
There is a real fear among divorcees that they will lose everything when it comes to spousal support and property division. You may fear that your payments will become unmanageable, unfair or that you will not receive the amount you need to support yourself after the split.
As my client, I will quickly put these fears to rest. Together, we will fight to ensure you will not be made to sacrifice what you have worked hard for or that you are left without financial support. At Quatier Law, I can evaluate your income, debts and financial obligations to anticipate how much spousal support payments may be and how we can fight to protect your best interests.
Understand How Spousal Support Payments Are Calculated
An Oregon court may order transitional and compensatory spousal support payments, commonly referred to as alimony payments. They may also require payments for spousal maintenance.
Without fully reviewing the facts of your case and divorce, it is hard to say how much you can expect to pay or receive in payments. There are various factors that the court considers before issuing a final award or that may be discussed in mediation.
Factors that can affect the amount and duration of spousal support payments include:
- The duration of the marriage
- Each spouse’s individual contributions to the marriage
- The number of children involved
- Each spouse’s income and earning capacity
- The spouses’ respective ages
- Any child support payments and custody determinations
In addition to spousal support payments, one spouse may be required to pay for the other’s attorney fees and various expenses.
I Will Evaluate Your Case And Tell You What You Need To Know
I provide direct and candid answers to every client who walks into my office. It is important to have realistic expectations and a clear understanding of Oregon laws. As a seasoned family law lawyer in Lake Oswego, I will do what it takes to ensure we achieve the best possible outcome.