Protecting Your Financial Future In Divorce
One of the most critical, and often contentious, issues in divorce is the division of marital property. If you are getting divorced in Oregon, the outcome of property division proceedings will play a significant role in shaping your financial future.
At Healy & McCann, PC , in Albany, we are committed to helping our clients obtain their fair share of marital property without taking more than their fair share of debt. Our attorneys will work with you closely through all aspects of divorce and guide you to the best possible outcome.
Property Division In Oregon
When a married couple gets divorced, all property (with a few exceptions, such as certain inheritances) is subject to division upon divorce. Property obtained prior to the marriage remains separate. Debt acquired during marriage is also divided upon divorce.
Oregon divorce laws follow the rule of equitable distribution, meaning that marital property and debt are to be divided in a manner that is fair to both parties, but not necessarily a 50-50 split.
Our law firm has the experience and resources to handle complex property division matters involving the division of assets such as:
- Family homes and second homes
- Bank accounts
- Pensions, 401(k)s, IRAs and other retirement savings
- Stocks and bonds
- Business and professional practice assets
While some property division proceedings are straightforward, others require more intensive investigation and, if necessary, aggressive litigation. We strive to achieve amicable outcomes for our clients in the most efficient manner possible. When strong litigation is required to protect our clients’ rights, we are always prepared.