Handling Spousal Support/Alimony Concerns

Spousal support is just one component of a divorce and for many, the financial elements of divorce are often the most concerning. Whether you have to pay support to your spouse or are receiving support, you can turn to the team at Richard E. Fowlks, Attorney at Law, for straightforward advice.

Located in Portland, we serve clients in Multnomah County and throughout the surrounding Oregon areas in divorce and family law matters. Attorney Richard Fowlks has more than 35 years of experience advocating for men and women in family law, estate planning and administration, and business law matters.

Types Of Spousal Support In Oregon

In Oregon, there are three types of spousal support (often called alimony). This includes:

  • Transitional: Short-term support (typically one to three years) to help the other spouse become better educated or trained in order for him or her to be self-sufficient.
  • Compensatory: Support awarded in situations where a spouse has given up his or her chances for career development or education, for the other spouse's future.
  • Maintenance: Long-term (and sometimes indefinite) support for someone who is likely not able to support him or herself after the divorce.

It takes the attention of a skilled lawyer to effectively handle spousal support issues. Depending on your circumstances you may be able to receive or be obligated to pay all three types of support for a certain amount of time. When you work with our team, we will take the time to fully explain how you will be affected by support rules in Oregon.

Contact An Experienced Oregon Attorney To Learn More

Our firm offers free initial phone consultations for all clients. To schedule an appointment, please contact our Portland spousal support attorney at 503-505-7941 or 888-779-8837.