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Child Custody Archives

Moving out of state? Find out how child custody can be affected

Life might be somewhat easier if most things stayed the same, but the reality for most people in Oregon is that change happens. However, big life changes can be somewhat more complicated for divorced parents. This is especially true when that big change involves an out-of-state move. Whether for employment or personal reasons, moving out of state leaves most divorced parents wondering how their child custody agreement will be affected.

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.

Effects of 1997 child custody law still felt today

The general prevailing perception of how parenting after divorce should look has not changed much over the years. Many people still fully expect mothers to be awarded primary custody while fathers are relegated to weekends and summer visits. However, as families evolved over the years, Oregon family law regarding child custody also began to change.

Violating the parenting plan is harmful to children

Creating a child custody plan can be easy enough for some Oregon parents, but creating a plan and then later adhering to it are two very different things. Parents usually agree that a parenting plan should always revolve around the best interests of their child or children. However, ensuring that both parents later respect the agreement and continue to agree about what is best for the children involved is not always straightforward.

Emotions interfering with child custody? We can help

For parents, one of the most difficult aspects of divorce is creating a child custody agreement. Most Oregon parents agree that child custody should be based on whatever is in the best interests of the child, but it can be difficult to keep emotions out of the process. We understand the unique needs of parents during this time of their lives.

Emotions interfering with child custody? We can help

For parents, one of the most difficult aspects of divorce is creating a child custody agreement. Most Oregon parents agree that child custody should be based on whatever is in the best interests of the child, but it can be difficult to keep emotions out of the process. We understand the unique needs of parents during this time of their lives.

Appeals court upholds Bill O'Reilly's child custody agreement

Most people in Oregon now agree that, barring any extenuating circumstances, shared physical custody is often ideal for a child's best interests. But what exactly are those extenuating circumstances anyway? A variety of factors can affect a child custody agreement, including a parent's physical location or their state of health. Bill O'Reilly -- a well-known host on Fox News -- had his child custody agreement affected by allegations of domestic violence.

Appeals court upholds Bill O'Reilly's child custody agreement

Most people in Oregon now agree that, barring any extenuating circumstances, shared physical custody is often ideal for a child's best interests. But what exactly are those extenuating circumstances anyway? A variety of factors can affect a child custody agreement, including a parent's physical location or their state of health. Bill O'Reilly -- a well-known host on Fox News -- had his child custody agreement affected by allegations of domestic violence.

Child custody has tax implications for divorced parents

Tax season is in full swing, and most people in Oregon are readying to file their tax returns. For parents, listing all dependent children is an important part of receiving the correct exemptions, but what about divorced parents? Only one parent may claim a child, and which one gets to do so is usually determined by the child custody agreement.

Child custody has tax implications for divorced parents

Tax season is in full swing, and most people in Oregon are readying to file their tax returns. For parents, listing all dependent children is an important part of receiving the correct exemptions, but what about divorced parents? Only one parent may claim a child, and which one gets to do so is usually determined by the child custody agreement.