Oregon Divorce Guide

Alimony

The court may approve an agreement for Alimonythe entry of an order for the support (alimony) of a party. In making the spousal support order, the court will designate one or more categories of spousal support and will make findings of the relevant factors in the decision. The court may order:

  • Transitional spousal support as needed for a party to attain education and training necessary to allow the party to prepare for reentry into the job market or for advancement therein

The factors to be considered by the court in awarding transitional spousal support include but are not limited to:

  • The duration of the marriage
  • A party’s training and employment skills
  • A party’s work experience
  • The financial needs and resources of each party
  • The tax consequences to each party
  • A party’s custodial and child support responsibilities, and
  • Any other factors the court deems just and equitable

Compensatory spousal support when there has been a significant financial or other contribution by one party to the education, training, vocational skills, career or earning capacity of the other party and when an order for compensatory spousal support is otherwise just and equitable in all of the circumstances.
Spousal support The factors to be considered by the court in awarding compensatory spousal support include but are not limited to:

  • The amount, duration and nature of the contribution
  • The relative earning capacity of the parties
  • The tax consequences to each party, and
  • Any other factors the court deems just and equitable

[Oregon Statutes – Volume 2 – Sections: 107.036, 107.105, 107.412]

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