Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce In Oregon
With the amount of detail involved in a divorce, it is easy to be overwhelmed by everything involved in the divorce process. You likely have many questions about how to handle a divorce. Here are some questions that we frequently address at Mastanduno Law Group.
Are Custody And Parenting Time The Same?
No, they are not. Custody is the right to make legal decisions for the child involving things such as education, medical care and religion. Custody is typically awarded to one parent.
Parenting time is the amount of time with the children, measured in nights spent with each parent. Parenting time is usually split between each parent.
Can I Modify A Divorce Order?
Yes, the terms of a divorce order can be modified. This applies to child support, spousal support and parenting time. When parental schedules or children’s needs change, you can initiate a modification request that starts the process of changing the terms of a divorce order. Having a skilled family lawyer on your side can make a substantial difference in being able to obtain a modification.
What If My Spouse Doesn’t Want A Divorce?
You do not need to get the consent of your spouse to get a divorce in Oregon. Once you initiate the dissolution process, your nonconsenting spouse cannot stop it. The default divorce judgment will go through without your spouse’s signature.