Is Oregon a community property state in death?
An experienced attorney can ensure compliance with Oregon's Uniform Disposition of Community Property Rights at Death Act. Oregon is known as a common-law state where each spouse has separate property that must be probated or have another mechanism to pass the property along.
Is Oregon a 50 50 state when it comes to divorce?
The courts seek to provide an absolute 50/50 split of the property between the spouses. Oregon, on the other hand, adheres to the principle of equitable distribution. This means that the courts will seek to divide all assets equitably, or fairly, but not necessarily equally.
How is property divided in a divorce in Oregon?
In Oregon, divorce law follows the rule of equitable distribution, where assets and debts are divided in a manner that is considered fair to both parties. In many instances, marital property is divided equally and each spouse keeps their own separate property.
Is Oregon a common law marriage state?
A common law “marriage” is not created in Oregon. However, if a couple is from a state that acknowledges common law marriages, and the couple meets the requirements of common law marriage of that state, then the state of Oregon will recognize the marriage of that state as valid in Oregon.