What does making an equitable distribution mean in a divorce in Oregon?
What does making an equitable distribution mean in a divorce here in Oregon? Equitable distribution here in Oregon means that we're trying to do something fair. The court is looking for something that is just and proper in all the circumstances. This is, in contrast, asked to a state such as Washington where we deal with community property, which is a much more formula based system. In dividing property in Oregon, we're looking to do something that is equitable or fair that may not always be equal. It may mean that one party takes a bulk of the debt or a bulk of the assets because in that given fact situation it may make the most sense, it may be the most equitable. So an equitable distribution means that we're looking for some manner of fairness as we progress through the disillusion process and the courts looking to do something fair for both parties in making an equitable distribution.