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Oregon Spousal Support/Maintenance/Alimony Factors

In Oregon the support payments (if any) can certainly influence how the marital property distribution is awarded, which is why it can become a very intricate part of the final outcome of any divorce. Keeping this in mind, if you and your spouse are unable to reach and agreement on this issue, the Circuit Court will order support from one spouse to the other on a case-by-case basis as follows:

Transitional spousal support will be awarded by the court after considering the following: (1) The length of the marriage; (2) A party’s training and employment skills; (3) A party’s job experience; (4) The financial requirements and resources of each party; (5) The tax ramifications to each party; (6) A party’s custodial and child support responsibilities; and (7) Any other factors the court deems just and equitable.

Compensatory spousal support will be awarded by the court after considering the following: (1) The amount, duration and nature of the contribution; (2) The length of the marriage; (3) The relative earning capacity of the parties; (4) The extent to which the marital estate has already benefited from the contribution; (5) The tax consequences to each party; and (6) Any other factors the court deems just and equitable.

Spousal maintenance will be awarded by the court after considering the following: (1) The length of the marriage; (2) The age of the parties; (3) The health condition of the parties; (4) The standard of living established while married; (5) The relative income and earning capacity of the parties; (6) A party’s training and employment skills; (7) A party’s work experience; (8) The financial needs and resources of each party; (9) The tax ramifications to each party; (10) A party’s custodial and child support responsibilities; and (11) Any other factors the court deems just and equitable. (Oregon Statutes - Volume 2 - Sections: 107.036, 107.105, 107.412)

You can also read more about Oregon spousal support in the Oregon state statutes located at: http://landru.leg.state.or.us/.