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A Guide to Oregon Prenuptial Agreements

Most people are familiar with prenuptial agreements. Commonly referred to as “prenups,” many might think that these contracts are only for celebrities and the ultra-wealthy. However, this is not correct — a prenuptial agreement is a crucial legal tool that can be used by anyone who wishes to have control over their assets and property in the… Read More
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Categories: Divorce, Estate Planning
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Can You Move Out of State with an Existing Custody Agreement?

If you have a parenting plan in Oregon but you are looking to relocate to a different state, you might be wondering whether you can move away with your child. Perhaps you have an employment opportunity in another state or are looking to reside closer to extended family. Regardless of whether a parent has a valid reason for wanting to move, child re… Read More
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Categories: Child Custody
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The Process of Stepparent Adoption in Oregon

Stepparents often develop close relationships with their stepchildren and form strong emotional bonds. However, they do not have the same legal rights as a biological parent when it comes to matters like custody or making decisions on behalf of the child. Stepparent adoption can offer crucial legal protections for both the parent and child. It can… Read More
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Categories: Adoption
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Tips for Co-Parenting During the Holidays

Whether it’s your first holiday post-divorce or you’ve been apart for several years, co-parenting can be particularly challenging between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. While the holidays should be a time for relaxation, fun, and celebration, they can also be incredibly stressful when co-parents aren’t on good terms. However, by putting a… Read More
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Categories: Child Custody
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Do I Need a Parenting Time Coordinator?

Parenting time is a crucial issue that must be determined in Oregon divorces when spouses who share children part ways. However, parenting time schedules can be complex — and it can often be difficult for parents to agree on all the details. In high-conflict situations where parents cannot agree on the issues concerning the terms of parenting tim… Read More
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Categories: Child Custody
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Do Kids Get a Choice in Custody Arrangements?

Ending a relationship when parties have children together doesn’t only affect the parties. It can have a tremendous impact on the couple’s children, especially when custody is at issue. While parents usually know what’s best for their kids when it comes to custody matters, children might sometimes have their own preferences concerning where a… Read More
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Categories: Child Custody
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Fighting Conservatorship Abuse

Conservatorships are essential to ensure those who are incapable of taking care of their own financial affairs have someone trustworthy to make business, legal, and monetary decisions for them. Unfortunately, those who are appointed as conservators don’t always act in the best interests of the protected person and sometimes take advantage of thei… Read More
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Categories: Guardianship
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How Long Does a Divorce Take in Oregon?

If you’re considering divorce, one of the first questions you probably have is, “how long does a divorce take?”. The short answer is, it depends. No two divorces are the same and there are many variables that can come into play when ending a marriage — including the number of issues that must be settled and the court’s docket. The lengthi… Read More
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Categories: Divorce, Uncategorized
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What to Know Before Adopting a Child

Adoption is a big decision. If you are considering growing your family through adoption, there are many things you should consider before you start the process. Being an adoptive parent will bring many changes to your life and the lives of those in your family. Not only should you be aware of the legal process regarding adoption, but you must also… Read More
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Categories: Adoption, Guardianship
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How to Make Divorce Easier on Your Children

Divorce doesn’t only affect the spouses who are involved — it can have a significant impact on the couple’s children. Unfortunately, when parents are so consumed with the divorce process, they can sometimes forget that their children are affected by it, too. In addition to the emotional and economic toll divorce can take, children may also ha… Read More
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Categories: Child Custody, Divorce