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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
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Arbitration in Oregon Family Law Cases

Ending a marriage is not easy. Not only can divorce be emotionally difficult, but the process may present many legal challenges when spouses have disagreements over the various issues that must be decided — such as property and asset division. However, in Oregon, there is a way to divorce that is often more efficient and effective than going thro… Read More
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Categories: Divorce, Mediation
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Parenting Time Guidelines

Under Oregon law, both parents have the right to spend time with their children. Whether parents are divorced or were never married, a parenting plan that addresses parenting time must be filed along with a child custody order. Not to be confused with the term, “custody,” which has to do with decision-making, “parenting time” determines whe… Read More
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Categories: Child Custody
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Adult Adoption in Oregon

In Oregon, an adult may legally adopt another adult as their child. These types of adoptions are often done for emotional reasons and can legalize a parent-child relationship that the parties had for many years. Adult adoption can also be important to solidify inheritance rights and legalize a strong connection or bond between the parties. However,… Read More
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Categories: Adoption, Guardianship
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How to Establish a Conservatorship

If you are concerned that your loved one cannot manage their financial affairs — and a financial power of attorney was not executed — you might consider petitioning the court for a conservatorship. A conservator can assist someone who cannot make decisions about their money or property. However, it’s important to understand that there are cer… Read More
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Categories: Guardianship