Fundamentally, OAR believes that an alimony payer should not have a permanent or indefinite duty to maintain a former spouse’s chosen standard of living post divorce, but rather that each former spouse should be entitled to a fair and equitable living standard for a reasonable but limited period of time.
Oregon is one of fourteen States that has recently seen the collective formation of alimony advocacy groups and legislators are listening. This year alone, Massachusetts has implemented sweeping alimony reforms, while Florida and New Jersey’s House Judicial Committees have approved bills which represent substantive steps in the same direction.
“We are calling for the holistic amendment of alimony laws in Oregon and have identified several areas of focus. We also recognize the urgent need for an equitable alimony calculator, similar to the child support model to provide divorcing parties clarity and predictability.”
Jennifer Kennedy, Co-Director of OAR stated “We have been approached by numerous alimony payers who have been legally forced into a lifetime of servitude, working solely to benefit adults capable of exercising some responsibility for their own lives. With over 40% of marriages ending in divorce, the negative economic impact of this current situation on alimony payers and their families is enormous.”
OAR is calling on alimony payers in Oregon to contact them by simply texting “OAR” to 42828 from their mobile phones. OAR can also be contacted on:
Facebook: Oregon Alimony Reform’
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Oregon Alimony Reform (OAR) is a non-profit advocacy group promoting respect, independence and equity for the parties to divorce. The organization aims to secure the complete overhaul and modernization of alimony laws in Oregon.
Oregon is one of fourteen States that have recently seen the collective formation of alimony advocacy groups and legislators are listening. In early 2012, Massachusetts implemented sweeping alimony reforms, Florida’s House Judiciary Committee overwhelmingly approved the drafting of a new alimony bill and New Jersey’s Judiciary Committee voted in favor of a bill dealing with alimony modifications.
OAR is also calling for the development of an alimony calculator similar to the State’s child support model, to assure divorcees of clarity and predictability in respect of reasonable alimony liability.