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 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
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 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,
Every U.S. state requires child custody decisions to reflect a child’s best interests. However, it proposes some critical questions such as: What is an interest of a child? Where will the child live? How should the child be raised? Where should the child reside, and with whom? These questions can seem impossible to answer, mainly because they appear to be
What To Do If You Want To Change The Agreements On Custody, Visitation, or Child Support When The Judgment Is Final
Married couples in Oregon may decide to get a divorce. Under state law, the divorce process begins once a spouse files a petition for the dissolution of the marriage. The spouse filing for divorce is called the petitioner, whereas the other spouse is called the respondent. The petitioner is responsible for filing the petition in the county where either spouse
In Oregon, the divorce process begins when one spouse files a petition for dissolution of marriage with the court in the county where either spouse lives. The filing party is the petitioner, and the other spouse is called the respondent. The petition must contain the names of all children: Born or adopted during the marriage; Conceived during the marriage but
Thousands of divorces occur in Oregon every year. Before the court terminates a marriage, the couple must resolve particular issues. Common issues include property division and distribution, allocation of debt liability, spousal support, child support, child custody, and parenting time. When judges make determinations regarding children, they must ensure that the decisions are in the children’s best interest. Parents may