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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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 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

How Do Oregon Courts Determine Child Custody and Child Support?

While financial issues are important to many divorcing spouses, for couples with children, these issues often take a back seat to those related to child custody and support. In many Oregon divorces, the issues involving a couple’s children are the most hotly contested. Parents going through the divorce process must understand how Oregon courts make child custody and support determinations.

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Child Custody

Can Marijuana Usage Impact Custody Battles?

Marijuana usage may impact custody battles even if it is legal for the parent to consume for medical and recreational purposes. The legalization of marijuana is an ongoing topic of debate and legislation. For the past few years, many states discussed whether to make marijuana legal. State congresses also consider whether to legalize the substance for medical use, recreational use

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Child Custody

Do I Need A Lawyer To Establish Paternity?

In Oregon, establishing paternity is the process of determining or acknowledging the legal father of a child. The law presumes that a man is the legal father of a child if he is listed on the child’s birth certificate as the father. State law also presumes that the legal father of a child born during a marriage is the man

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Child Custody

Father’s Rights & Child Custody: What To Know

A father’s role in a child’s life is more than just financial support and visitations. Fathers provide comfort, care and guidance to their children. Through the years, the presumption that a mother should be the automatic caregiver and custodial parent has waned. Oregon law states that there is no preference for a mother to have custody of a child over

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