Many times, people are hesitant to file for divorce because they have had behavior problems that they are not proud of. They are afraid that their conduct will come out in court and be used against them. Oregon is a “no fault” state. Generally, that means that behavior that a person might not want to disclose is not usually admissible. The only time bad behavior is examined is if that particular behavior has had an effect on the children. Even then, such behavior can be made to have less import, and the behavior of the other party can also be compared. You should never withhold information about such behavior from your attorney; many times, damage control can be done if the attorney is aware of it. And, it is likely to be irrelevant and inadmissible.
What happens in a divorce if one or the other spouse has had problems they are not comfortable disclosing?