Any Oregon parent who has been through the custody process probably knows the process can be complicated and lengthy. If both parents can agree on a custody schedule, a custody agreement can be drafted and entered with the court.
Child custody disputes can be difficult to disentangle, and for a number of reasons. One of the biggest is that many of these disagreements are nothing more than he-said, she-said scenarios.
Prenuptial agreements used to have a negative stigma amongst people in Oregon and elsewhere, but this stigma is fading. Now, many couples especially couples with significant assets understand that a prenuptial agreement is simply a good way to protect your interests should your marriage not last.
It is often believed that money makes life easier, but when life takes a person down the path to divorce, more money can create more complications for the individual and their soon-to-be ex-spouse. There may be more questions of how to classify property as either marital or separate, and how to divide it according to the laws of the state of Oregon.
Many people take the time and make the effort to plan ahead – this is the whole purpose of estate planning. Sometimes estate planning takes the form of a living trust, used to manage assets while you are still living.
Every marriage is unique and, as a result, so too is every divorce. Common issues such as child custody, spousal support and property division crop up in nearly every divorce, but how they are specifically dealt with changes from one divorce to the next.
A will is meant not only to express the final wishes of the deceased, but also to make them legally binding. With that in mind, Oregon courts are not easily convinced that they should invalidate a will.
Most parents want what is best for their kids. Unfortunately, child custody disputes oftentimes arise because the parents simply cannot agree on what, exactly, that is.
There are two possible situations that estate planners will want to keep in mind when preparing their estate plan and plan for incapacity. Estate planners will want to prepare for circumstances when they are incapacitated and unable to direct their own medical care or are incapacitated and are unable to make their own financial decisions.
When you are thinking ahead and trying to decide how you will take care of your family in the future, a will or a trust is likely an immediate consideration. Both provide vehicles for you to distribute your assets to those who you feel need them and in an appropriate manner.