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Prenuptial agreements may not be romantic, but they are practical

Summer is a popular time for weddings in Oregon, and many soon-to-be brides and grooms are making their last-minute plans for their big day. One task that they should not wait until the last minute to complete. However, is executing a prenuptial agreement -- also referred to as a premarital agreement. It may not be a romantic task, but it is a very practical one, given that many marriages do end in divorce.

Can I relocate my children after a divorce?

People may move after a divorce for a variety of reasons. Maybe you want to move back closer to home or move somewhere new to pursue a career. Whatever your reason, if you are planning to move out of state with your children after a divorce, you may run into opposition from your ex. Your ex may have visitation rights, or joint custody of the children, and moving far away may make it impossible for the two of you to follow these provisions. Thus, you may have to obtain permission from the courts before moving with your children.

Can an order for child support be modified in the future?

Raising a child costs a lot of money. This is true even if the child's parents are no longer in a relationship with one another. When parents in Oregon divorce, it is often the case that the noncustodial parent will pay child support to the custodial parent. An initial child support order may work well for a while, but eventually the lives of the parents and children will change. For example, a parent may get a promotion and a raise, or they may lose their job. And the financial needs of a toddler are different than those of a teenager. For these reasons, sometimes parents will want to seek a modification of a current order for child support.

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