Experienced Spousal Support and Family Law Attorney

There doesn't seem to be any middle ground on the issue of spousal support. For the spouse seeking alimony, it is often fair compensation for years out of the workplace while raising the kids and taking care of the home. For the person paying spousal support, it is an unfair payment to an ex-spouse who seems to have every advantage in the job market.

At The Law Office of Todd R. Worthley, we are compassionate and empathetic about our clients' concerns. We are a professional, skillful family law practice that knows how Oregon family law is applied by the courts. We help our clients understand the issues, and we try to help all parties come to an agreement that every one can live with in the years following the divorce. If agreement cannot be reached, however, we will not hesitate to litigate the issue in court.

If you are entering a divorce process in which spousal support will be an issue, contact the Portland spousal support attorney's office of Todd R. Worthley. We'll sit down together and talk through the issues, and the different types of alimony. Then we'll work together to arrive at an agreement that makes sense for everyone's future.

There Are Several Spousal Support Options

Transitional spousal support: Typically a time-limited monthly payment that is paid so the payee can finish an education or transition into the workplace.

Compensatory spousal support: Pays the ex-spouse back for the cost of any education and job skill schooling that was paid for during the marriage. Compensatory spousal support may be part of a signed prenuptial agreement.

Maintenance spousal support: Typically a long-term payment to a spouse who has spent her married life out of the work place to support the family and home for the spouse who earned the income.

There are many legal issues involved in determining whether spousal support is warranted and for what length of time. If you are involved in a divorce that includes alimony issues, hire an attorney who understands all of the issues including tax implications, cost of living allowances, what happens at retirement, and other important legal considerations. Contact us online today

The Law Office of Todd R. Worthley serves clients living in Portland, Oregon, and nearby communities, such as Gresham, Hillsboro, Beaverton, Tigard, Clackamas, Oregon City, Lake Oswego, Tualatin, and Milwaukie, Oregon.
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