Divorce Attorneys Serving Salem Families

Going through a divorce can be one of the most difficult periods of your life. It is also a time when your interests, both personal and financial, need to be protected.

At Van Ness, Williamson LLP, our lawyers are here to guide you through the divorce process and help you reach your personal and financial goals. We handle both civilian and military divorce. From our law office in Salem, we serve clients throughout northwest Oregon.

Protecting Your Financial Interests

You may have heard that assets you bring to your marriage are yours to keep in divorce, while you and your spouse will need to divide assets that you accumulated during your marriage. While this is generally true, there are many exceptions. For example:

  • When a spouse contributes to a family business or residence, they may be entitled to an equitable share of the asset.
  • There are many things that can cause separate property to become marital property. For example, if you refinance your home and add your spouse's name to the title, it becomes marital property.
  • Gifts and inheritances are separate property, as long you keep the assets separate.

Oregon judges may or may not award alimony based on the financial circumstances and those of your spouse. To protect your financial interests in divorce, don't rely on what you hear from friends and relatives. Consult an experienced divorce lawyer as soon as possible.

Service Areas

  • Dissolution
  • Spousal support
  • Spousal support modification
  • Property division
    • Real property
    • Retirement accounts
    • Personal property
    • Collections
  • Military divorces and separation

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Talk To A Divorce Attorney In Salem Today

We offer a free, in-person consultation so you can meet us and we can learn more about your goals in divorce. Call 866-643-0369 or complete our online contact form.