Most parents in Oregon strive to act in the best interests of their whole families; however, some face complications and difficulties due to divorce. A common dispute between soon-to-be former spouses often involves child custody issues and other future plans for the care and upbringing of any children involved. Because most parents want to make informed decisions with regard to future co-parenting plans after divorce, it is advisable to seek the assistance of a qualified family law attorney in such circumstances.
The legal team of Leahy, Van Vactor, Cox & Melendy, LLP is dedicated to helping clients find solutions to legal problems surrounding child custody and visitation, as well as other parenting issues often faced in divorce. Such topics tend to evoke strong emotions from both parents. A seasoned lawyer can help avoid potentially angry outbursts between the parties and stalemates with regard to solving the problems at-hand.
He or she can work to ensure that your parental rights are protected and your needs and desires addressed throughout the legal process. Important life decisions regarding health, education and religion affect the future lifestyle of a child and his or her overall well-being. An attorney can help you make well-informed and good choices on behalf of your child.
Leahy, Van Vactor, Cox & Melendy, LLP attorneys have an extensivet understanding of Oregon family law. They are prepared to guide you through the process of negotiation and/or mediation of child custody issues in order to avoid courtroom disputes and possibly avoid strenuous financial burdens commonly endured in long, drawn-out court battles. Based on our extensive trial experience, you can be assured of effective representation that keeps the best interests of your children at heart.