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Legal Information: Oregon
Can I get spousal support? What factors will a judge consider?
Spousal support, also known as alimony, is financial support paid by, or to, your spouse when a divorce is granted. If you request spousal support and the judge grants your request, s/he will decide what amount and for how long you will receive spousal support. The judge will make a decision about spousal support after considering multiple factors. The factors that the judge will consider depend on what type of spousal support you request, but will include factors such as:
- the length of the marriage;
- the age of you and your spouse; and
- the work experience of you and your spouse.1
1 O.R.S. § 107.105(1)(d)
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