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What’s the difference between divorce and annulment?

When couples in Oregon can’t see eye to eye on major issues, one or both parties may seek out a divorce. Annulment is another option for legally ending a marriage, one that can be quite difficult to obtain when certain criteria are not met. VeryWellFamily.com explains the differences between divorce and annulment so you can determine whether this option is right for you.

What does a prenuptial agreement cover?

While it may be tough for Oregon couples to consider, having a prenuptial agreement in place is a good idea in many situations. A solid prenup can protect your interests in the event your marriage ends and can also help you and your soon-to-be spouse discuss important topics before actually taking the plunge into wedded bliss. Forbes offers the following information, which explains what type of protection a prenup can offer.

Steer clear of these common pre-nup mistakes

While it may seem incredibly unromantic and cynical, pre-nuptial agreements can benefit numerous couples in Oregon. By spelling out terms before getting hitched, couples may sidestep a lot of the damaging issues that tend to cause break ups (and also avoid divorce as a result). However, ensuring your pre-nup is valid is crucial, and Forbes offers the following tips to help you and your legal team create a binding document.

How can I bounce back after a divorce?

If you’ve recently gone through a divorce in Oregon, you may be wondering what comes next. In fact, the period just after a divorce can be the most challenging as you become acquainted with your new life. WebMD offers the following tips in this case, which will help you recover from the emotional aspects divorce.

Talking to your child about divorce

Ending your marriage can be hard for many reasons and we have gone over some of the family law-related challenges that people encounter, whether they struggle to make their child support payments on time or face hurdles related to the custody of their children. In fact, divorce can be hard solely because of the impact it may have on a child's life. As a parent, you may be concerned about how ending your marriage could affect your child, which underlines the importance of approaching divorce carefully. Fortunately, there are a number of ways parents can make these changes easier for a child.

The consequences of neglecting to pay child support

Many different family law issues can create high levels of anxiety and pose challenges, but child support is especially difficult for many parents to work through. On the one hand, a custodial parent could struggle with their child's other parent failing to pay what they owe. At the same time, non-custodial parents also face challenges in this regard, especially if they have lost a job or are suffering from a health condition that caught them off-guard. Unfortunately, a number of problems may appear when child support is not paid, making life hard for custodial and non-custodial parents alike.

How using social media can complicate divorce

If you, like many others across Oregon, are beginning to navigate your way through a divorce, you may be relying on social media more than ever to help cultivate your remaining relationships or find a source of support. Depending on exactly how you use it, though, social media can have a substantial and negative impact on your divorce. At Van Ness, Williamson LLP, we have a firm understanding of how your use of social media can affect divorce proceedings, and we have helped many clients navigate separations, divorces and related family law matters.

Mentally recovering from the end of marriage

Often, when people consider various issues related to divorce, they think about the legal ramifications associated with the end of marriage, matters involving children (child support, custody, changes in a child’s life, etc.) or the financial consequences of divorce such as property distribution and alimony. While these are all important topics that many couples have to work through, there are other ways that someone’s divorce may affect them. For example, someone could be affected from an emotional standpoint and have a hard time with depression or anxiety.

Tips on Handling a Difficult Divorce

While divorce is rarely easy, in some cases it can be highly stress inducing. High conflict divorces fall into this category, and conflict can become even greater if one or both parties fail to see eye to eye on major issues. If you’re going through a difficult divorce in Oregon, the following tips from Psychology Today can help you navigate the process.

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