A family consists of people related by blood, marriage and adoption. It also can include individuals so closely connected that they feel like family. Some families in the United States do not contain traditional family members. For decades, the conventional family was married parents and children of the marriage. In 2020, more than 1.6 million marriages occurred in the United States.
It’s hard to know where to start when you’re dealing with a draining family conflict. Below you can find useful articles and videos on subjects such as choosing the right lawyer, how to address substance abuse issues in a custody case, lowering your divorce costs and more.
The portrayals of grandparents in movies and television are ones of older people who dote on their grandchildren. They also have characteristics of patience, kindness, generosity and wisdom. They give unconditional love and are shoulders to cry on and listen with empathy. The films also show that the grandchildren have the same affinity toward their grandparents. In real life, grandparents and grandchildren often
Children are the youngest and most vulnerable group of people. Depending on their ages, they do not have the ability or access to provide food, shelter, clothing, and other necessities for themselves. As kids become pre-teens and teenagers, they can do more things for their self-care; however, some laws regulate their abilities to establish completely independent lives from their parents.
Children depend on adults to protect, provide, and teach them. They are one of the most vulnerable groups in the world. Because most children cannot take care of themselves, they trust adults to obtain food, shelter, health care, clothing, transportation and education. Unfortunately, an adult can violate the trust by abusing the child. The Centers for Disease Control states that
Marriage can become a part a major part of a person’s identity. As time passes, the marital family may expand to include children. The couple then assumes the roles of spouses and parents. They continue to combine their lives financially and emotionally. With more than 1.6 million marriages occurring in the United States each year, most couples believe the union
Marriage is a union that bonds two people together as spouses. In Oregon law, a marriage is a civil contract between males and females at least 17 years old. The potential spouses must be capable of understanding what they are doing, consent to marry, and make the marriage official with a ceremony. Approximately 2 million couples marry yearly in
Society has phrases about the bond between children and their fathers, such as “daddy’s girl” and “like father, like son. Such sayings highlight that fathers play essential roles in their children’s lives. In some homes, dads contribute equally to parenting; sometimes, they are the sole parent. Times changed and shifted the belief that only mothers care for and raise children.
Child custody is a legal determination that one or both parents have the decision-making power and control over the care of their child., The issue of child custody arises in cases of legal separation, divorce, and unmarried parents. Custody cases can become a tug-of-war or competition between parents in which each one wants to win. Ultimately, the goal is establishing
The Oregon State Bar recently decided to create a paraprofessional licensing program. Once active, this program will allow Oregon paralegals to represent clients in certain types of landlord-tenant and family law cases. The program aims to reduce the backlog of landlord-tenant cases in Oregon and to improve access to legal help for families. The Oregon State Bar is currently accepting
The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard arguments in a case challenging provisions of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). If the Supreme Court decides to alter or reverse the ICWA’s terms, state-level laws in places like Oregon may offer added protections. The Case Before the Supreme Court In November 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Haaland v. Brackeen,