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Division Of Property During A Divorce

One of the hardest parts of divorce is distributing a couple’s assets and debts in a way that is fair to you — and this is especially true for couples with significant assets. Whether your divorce is amicable or contentious, it’s crucial to work with an experienced attorney to make sure that your property ends up in the right hands and leaves you in the best possible financial position.

I have years of experience in both states and can help you ensure that your interests are represented during a divorce.

An Experienced Lawyer Committed To Achieving The Best Results For You And Your Family

I handle all matters related to the distribution of marital assets and obligations, including:

  • Dividing real and personal property such as a principal or vacation home, jewelry, boats or vehicles, and electronics
  • Financial accounts, including savings and checking, as well as investments, such as stocks, bonds or mutual funds
  • Retirement funds, including IRAs, 401(k)s, pensions and deferred compensation
  • Business interests including any business you may own with your spouse
  • Determining whether alimony (spousal support) may be necessary in your situation, and if so, the amount and duration of this support

Spousal Support

Oregon law recognizes three types of spousal support: transitional, compensatory, and maintenance. As the court considers what type and amount of spousal support is appropriate in your divorce, it’s crucial to make sure the court recognizes that the income that once supported one home must now support two homes. This decision can have long-lasting consequences on a person’s financial future. It is important to work toward a sustainable arrangement up front.

For spouses who are self-employed or own small businesses, it can be especially difficult to equitably divide assets in the course of a divorce. I can help you accurately calculate your income, appraise the value of your business and your assets, and work toward a division of property that reflects your interests and the interests of your family.

Contact The Law Office of Scott Niebling

For an appointment in my Portland office, contact me online or call my office at 503-505-6072 (toll free at 888-366-8702). I offer client meetings weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. as well as evening and weekend consultations. I accept Visa and MasterCard and installment payments.