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August 2016 Archives

Determining best interests of the child is not always easy

Oregon parents tend to have the same top priority when filing for divorce -- their children. However, while most parents agree that custody plans should be based on the best interests of the child, it is not quite as easy to agree on what those interests are. While this can sometimes be decided through negotiation or mediation, court intervention is sometimes necessary.

Researchers point to full-time employment as factor in divorce

Most couples in Oregon have their own opinions about what factors are most likely to ultimately lead to the breakdown of a marriage. Money problems are commonly believed to be a strong influencer of divorce, as are extramarital affairs and wives' ability to go financially support themselves after a split. However, researchers claim that how a couple divides up unpaid and paid labor can create a much higher risk.