What’s the Difference between Separation and Divorce in Oregon?
Procedurally, legal separation and divorce are very similar. When it comes to choosing legal separation or divorce, there are a few key differences to be aware of. First, when it comes to separation, you are still considered legally married. But like a divorce, child custody, alimony, asset division, and other things can be ordered during separation. Separation may be preferable in religious situations or when couples don’t want to jeopardize their health and tax benefits of being married. A separation can be converted to a divorce within the first few years and indeed many divorces begin as a separation before ultimately transitioning into a divorce proceeding. After the time frame expires however, a divorce proceeding must to commenced to get divorced.