Spousal Support

Alimony (also called aliment (Scotland), maintenance (England, Northern Ireland, Wales, Canada), spousal support (U.S., Canada) and spousal maintenance (Australia)) is a legal obligation on a person to provide financial support to his or her spouse before or after marital separation or divorce. The obligation arises from the divorce law or family law of each country. Traditionally, alimony was paid by a husband to his former wife, but since the 1970s there have been moves in many Western countries towards gender equality with a corresponding recognition that a former husband may also be entitled to alimony from his former wife.
Posts about Spousal Support
    • Determining Oregon Spousal Support

      Spousal support is one of the few gray areas of Oregon divorce law. By that I mean that it is largely up to a judge’s opinion about what is “fair and equitable” under your circumstances. Because there is a lack of clear guidelines, people often end up fighting more over this because both sides are willing to roll the dice and hope the judge’s opinion matches their own.

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  • Dividing Assets in an Oregon Divorce: Part 1

    … retirement. Tom Brasier is an experienced family law attorney focused on divorce, custody, and restraining orders in the greater Portland, Oregon and Clark County areas. Tom is licensed in Oregon and Washington and he can be reached at Brasier Law by calling 1 (503) 855-4777 or by using the contact form below.…

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  • 7 Things You Need to Know About Oregon Spousal Support

    … 7 Things You Need to Know About Oregon Spousal Support May 26, 2016 by BrasierLaw Following up on our article about child support, we decided there are some things we think people facing divorce or who already have spousal support should know. 1. In Oregon there is more than one kind of spousal support with different rules for each. In Oregon…

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  • What Does Full Physical Custody and Legal Custody Really Mean

    … an experienced lawyer who can try and foresee some of these complications for you, and include specific rules in the court order about where the custodial authority in your particular case will begin and end. Tom Brasier is a family law attorney in Portland, Oregon and is also practices family law in SW Washington. He specializes in divorce, custody, spousal support, and restraining orders.…

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  • Florida Bankruptcy Personal Property Exemptions

    … An interest in an IRS earned income credit ("EIC") whether received or yet to be received is exempt. It also applies to funds in a bank account traceable to such EIC. This exemption does not apply to collection for child support or spousal support. Jordan E. Bublick - Miami Bankruptcy Lawyer - Kendall & Aventura Offices - (305) 891-4055 - www.bublicklaw.com …

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  • How Long Will My Oregon Divorce Take?

    … weeks or a month at most. Other factors that can cause delay in your case include: a parties’ unwillingness to provide documentation as required to the other spouse; the effectiveness of the respective attorneys in pursuing settlement; as well as compliance with all court rules for mediation and parent education requirements. Tom Brasier is a family law attorney in Portland, Oregon and is also practices family law in SW Washington. He specializes in divorce, custody, spousal support, and restraining orders. …

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