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5 Things to Know About Oregon Child Support

At Litowich Law, we know many Oregon parents rely on child support to help their families survive and thrive. Receiving regular payments from your child’s other parent to help pay for food, housing, clothing, medical care, day care, and other costs, can make a profound difference in your family’s safety, security, peace of mind, and happiness.… Read More
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Adoption During a Pandemic: How is Covid-19 Impacting Adoptions

I’ve had many questions recently about how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting adoptions in Oregon. For the most part, and largely dependent on what county you reside in, adoptions are proceeding as usual. If you are thinking about starting an adoption and have paused because of the pandemic, I recommend you speak with an attorney about your speci… Read More
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Categories: Adoption
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How Does DHS Adoption in Oregon Work

There are many benefits to becoming an adoptive parent. From providing a loving, stable home to children who need them to allowing couples and single adults to share their life with a child and enjoy the unique experience of parenthood. Adopting a child will be a rewarding and life-changing event for all involved. If you have made the decision to a… Read More
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Categories: Adoption
Estate Planning in the Ti…

Estate Planning in the Time of Coronavirus

The outbreak of COVID-19 has left many of us feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Some Oregonians may have found themselves contemplating their own mortality. You may also be concerned about the well-being of an elderly or vulnerable loved one. Considering your estate planning needs and goals can give you peace of mind during these uncertain times. Fr… Read More
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Congress Seeks Guardianship Oversight

In an effort to target guardianship abuses, a bill is under consideration in the U.S. House of Representatives called the “Guardianship Accountability Act.” Introduced last summer by Democratic Representative Darren Soto, the bill (H.R. 4174) seeks to help states improve guardianship oversight and data collection by designating a National Onlin… Read More
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Categories: Guardianship
Should I Become a Guardia…

Should I Become a Guardian for my Elderly Family Member

If you have an elderly relative who needs help making decisions, you may want to consider becoming a guardian. A successful guardianship arrangement can be beneficial to all involved. When there is a trusted person at the helm, who truly acts in the best interests of a loved one, the loved one is well taken care of and can often thrive. Your loved… Read More
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Parenting Time and COVID-19

We’ve all heard the stories and been wondering: how do we manage our parenting plan when our movement is restricted, schools are closed, and maybe the other parent is an essential worker? The short answer: keep following the parenting plan. If you have have a court ordered parenting plan, you need to keep following it unless a court issues a… Read More
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COVID and the Courts - How it Impacts You

By now, most of us are feeling the impacts of COVID-19 on our daily lives. It’s rough. For some of us, important legal matters have been delayed. Here is a summary of the order issued by the Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court. Each county may have slight variations to implement this order. Links to select orders can be found at the end… Read More
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Guardianship or Conservatorship: Which is best for your loved one

If a loved one has become incapable of making decisions on their own, they may need someone to assist them. Whether they are facing decisions about their medical treatment or in their everyday life, Oregon has several options for families to consider, including guardianship and conservatorship. If your loved one only needs assistance in making fina… Read More
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10 Awesome Resources to Entertain Your Family at Home

School Closure Update Schools in Oregon are now closed through April 28, 2020. Some resources for you: Scholastic Learn at Home Program PBS Kids Sesame Street Duck Duck Moose MetKids Free eBooks – Gutenberg NaNoWriMo – it’s time to write a novel Science Friday Cool Math 4 Kids How Stuff Works Let us know if you’d like to see… Read More
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Attorney Sarah M. Litowich is an Oregonian through and through, with roots in rural eastern Oregon and the Willamette Valley. She is grateful for these deep Oregon roots because she learned the value of hard work and building and maintaining strong r… Read More

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