The Law Offices of Paul F. Sherman - Portland Divorce Lawyer

Portland Spousal Support Attorney

Experienced Portland Spousal Support Lawyer

Whether you are paying or receiving spousal support, you have the right to continue the lifestyle you enjoyed during the marriage. You have the right to pay your monthly bills even when the bread winner walks out the door. You have the right to avoid financial ruin. At the Law Offices of Paul F. Sherman, in Portland, Oregon, we are dedicated to resolving our client's spousal support issues. We strive to resolve even the most contentious money matters.

We can help with your spousal support issues. Call the Law Offices of Paul F. Sherman at (503) 223-8441 or Contact Us for a FREE spousal support consultation.

When You Need an Expert Alimony Lawyer
Paul F. Sherman is an Experienced Spousal Support Attorney

At The Law Offices of Paul F. Sherman, we are experienced and caring about our clients' spousal support needs. We know how Spousal Support law is applied by the Courts to your case in your jurisdiction. We handle spousal support cases in Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington. We know the jurisdictional differences in spousal support awards in Multnomah County, Clackamas County, Washington County and Clark County. We know how spousal support is determined in California.

Let Paul F. Sherman provide the expert guidance you need to understand spousal support issues as they relate to your family, business, taxes and retirement. We strive to reach a spousal support agreement your family can live with once the divorce is finalized. We will not hesitate to get what you need in Court.

Both spouses have financial needs, no matter who is paying spousal support. Our job is to identify those needs and ensure that our client is not struggling with money issues or left bankrupt after the spousal support judgment is finalized. When you need help from an experienced spousal support attorney, Contact Us at (503) 223-8441.

Getting The Family Support You Need
Skilled Portland Family Support Attorney

At the Law Offices of Paul F. Sherman, we help our clients get the "Family Support" they need. We can help you obtain Temporary Support or Pendente Lite Relief from the outset of your case. We can also structure a support award that will resolve your case and draft a Stipulated Judgment you can enforce. The rules governing spousal support are complicated and require an experienced attorney to maximize your award.

Spousal support or Alimony, is an issue whenever there is a significant difference in personal income or earning capacity between the parties. Spousal support is designed to provide money for living expenses regardless of gender. The spouse making support payments will be entitled to a tax deduction. The spouse that receives support will pay federal and state income taxes on the award. Spousal support must also be considered in calculating Child Support.

There are generally three types of Support:

  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Transitional spousal support
  • Compensatory support

The existence, amount, and duration of monthly support payments will be determined by the court in a contested setting or by the parties in the form of a settlement agreement.

Courts make determinations regarding spousal support after considering many factors such as the length of the marriage, the standard of living during the marriage, as well as the age, health, earning capacity and job histories of both individuals. It is important to have these issues evaluated by an experienced spousal support attorney from the outset of your case, or whenever there has been a substantial change in economic circumstances that justifies a reduction or termination of spousal support.

The Right Portland Spousal Support Lawyer For Your Family

Whatever type of spousal support you are required to pay or need to receive, you need an experienced spousal support attorney to explain and protect your rights. Paul F. Sherman has over 30 years of experience representing families in spousal support cases, establishing original orders of spousal support and spousal support modifications. We are well aware of the complicated issues that may arise during these cases.

Contact Paul F. Sherman For Advice on Spousal Support

We know you have more questions, and we have answers. For more information about spousal support call the Law Offices of Paul F. Sherman at (503) 223-8441 or Contact Us to schedule an appointment with an experienced spousal support lawyer


The Law Offices of Paul F. Sherman represents divorce and family law clients throughout Oregon, Washington, and California. Our experienced Portland divorce and family law attorney represents individuals in metropolitan Portland, Aloha, Beaverton, Gresham, Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Tigard, Gladstone, Milwaukie, Lake Oswego, Oregon City, Clackamas, Boring, Canby, West Linn, Tualatin, Sherwood, Newberg, Vancouver, Camas, Washougal, Longview, St. Helens, Scappoose, Sandy, Astoria, Seaside, Lincoln City, Newport, Hood River, Bend, Redmond, Eugene and throughout Multnomah County, Washington County, Clackamas County, and Clark County.