The following is a summary of Oregon property division laws, and is by no means intended to be an all-inclusive description of what to expect in your particular case. In some cases, the exact text of the statute may have been simplified and/or modified to provide for easier understanding. For a more specific understanding of the laws, you should consult the full Oregon Code and/or consult with an attorney about how the law might apply to your particular situation.

Guidelines for Determining Property Division.

The court will divide the real and personal property of the parties as may be just and proper in all the circumstances, without regard to fault. In arriving at a just and proper division of property, the court shall consider:

  1. Reasonable costs of sale of assets, taxes and any other costs reasonably anticipated by the parties.
  2. The contribution of a spouse as a homemaker as a contribution to the acquisition of marital assets. There is a rebuttable presumption that both spouses have contributed equally to the acquisition of property during the marriage, whether such property is jointly or separately held.
  3. Evidence of the tax consequences on the parties of its proposed judgment.


This information has been summarized from the Oregon statutes. You can find the full-text version of these and other Oregon divorce statutes online here: Oregon Divorce Laws.




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