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.

Oregon law has three types of spousal support – transitional, compensatory and spousal maintenance.
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Types of Spousal Support

Oregon law defines marriage as a civil contract between two people at least 17 years old and capable of consenting to marriage. For many couples, marriage is more than a legal status. The reasons why individuals seek a marital relationship include: According to Oregon’s Center for Health Statistics, Oregon had over 25,000 marriages in 2021. An average of 3,000 marital

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Once a child custody order is in effect, both parents must follow the court’s terms. However, as time passes, situations may arise that require a modification of the custody arrangement.
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Child Custody Modification

In the United States, millions of minor children depend on their parents to provide food, clothing, shelter, healthcare, safety and guidance. They may live in different parental homes – some with married or cohabitating parents, others with single-parent living arrangements. According to the United States Census Bureau report for 2021, over 42 million children live with their married parents, and

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A stepparent that adopts his stepchild becomes a legal parent, which gives him child custody rights in a divorce proceeding or custody case.
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Do Oregon Stepparents Have a Right to Child Custody?

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.

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Grandparents can petition the court for visitation if they show they have an established ongoing personal or child-parent relationship.
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What Parents Should Know About Grandparent Child Visitation Rights

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

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Some child support obligations extend after the children are adults.
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Paying Child Support for Adult Children

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.

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A parent can obtain a restraining order when the other parent abuses their child.
Child Custody

How To Get a Restraining Order For a Child

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

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A divorce ends a marriage, but life after a divorce can be a new beginning.
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Life After Divorce: What You Need to Know

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

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Here are seven signs that your marriage is heading for a divorce.
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7 Signs You’re Headed for a Divorce

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

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The father’s presence in a child’s life can add to the child’s confidence and feeling of security about themselves.
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The Importance of Dads in a Child’s Life

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. 

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A married or unmarried parent who wants to win primary custody must show the court that they can provide an environment of safety and stability for their child.
Child Custody

How To Win Primary Custody of Your Child

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

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