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.

A stepparent that adopts his stepchild becomes a legal parent, which gives him child custody rights in a divorce proceeding or custody case.
Child Custody

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.
Child Custody

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

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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Child Custody

What Are the Best Interests of a Child?

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

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Child Custody

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

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Child Custody

What Is A Writ Of Assistance?

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

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Child Custody

Can I Stop My Ex-Spouse From Moving to Another State With My Child?

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

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