Oregon Alimony Reform launches operations and advocacy initiatives
Alimony payers in Oregon have organized to form a collective voice, Oregon Alimony Reform (OAR). The main goal is a complete overhaul of the alimony Laws. The agenda encompasses various aspects of the legislation and also the introduction of an alimony calculator similar to the child support calculator. Alimony payers are invited to join. Simply SMS 42828 or find OAR on facebook.
- (1888PressRelease) March 25, 2012 - Portland, Oregon. Non-profit Oregon Alimony Reform (OAR) announced the launch of its operations today in its bid for the complete overhaul and modernization of the alimony laws in Oregon. OAR's diverse management team includes professionals in the fields of law, business and public relations.
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." said Robin DesCamp, Co-Director of OAR"
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:
Email: or.alimony.reform ( @ ) gmail dot com
Facebook: Oregon Alimony Reform'
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.
Fundamentally, OAR believes that an alimony payer should not have an extended 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.
OAR's agenda for alimony reform includes (1) limiting the maximum amounts of alimony payable, (2) excluding the income of a payer's future romantic partners and spouses in determining alimony amounts, (3) ending alimony payments on remarriage or cohabitation, (4) limiting the duration of alimony payments to a reasonable period of time, (5) automatic termination of alimony payments upon good-faith retirement, and (6) a streamlined process for modifications when the payer suffers a decline in income.
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.
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