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Paid Family Leave is Coming to Oregon in 2023

Paid family leave is critical for new parents, whether their family has grown due to the birth of a child, by adoption, or through foster care. Unfortunately, many employers do not pay their employees for the time they take off to bond with a new child, and they are not required to do so. Although there is currently no mandate in Oregon that family… Read More
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Co-Parenting Classes to Take Before, During, and After a Divorce

Co-parenting can be one of the most challenging aspects of your life following a divorce. It requires good communication, flexibility, and the coordination of several schedules. While co-parenting can be stressful when you are also trying to overcome the pain of your marriage ending, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. In fact, there are a number… Read More
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Categories: Child Custody, Divorce
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Co-Parenting in a World of Technology

Co-parenting through a divorce can be challenging during the best of times. The stress and uncertainty we are all dealing with as the global health crisis continues only highlights our need for some control and stability in our lives. Even with COVID-19 limiting many activities, kids today are still busy and often over-scheduled. Thankfully, there… Read More
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Categories: Child Custody, Divorce
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What are Grandparents’ Rights

If you are concerned about the well-being of a grandchild, there are options you may be able to pursue as a grandparent. While Oregon does not have a law that is specific to grandparents rights, there are laws that allow third parties (including grandparents, foster parents, stepparents, or other relatives) to ask the court for visitation or custod… 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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A Guide to Navigating the Coronavirus

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has been detected in 90 locations around the world. This includes many locations in the US. While the news about this outbreak seems scary, it is important to remember that there have been similar global outbreaks in the past two decades. Staying calm a… Read More
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Coronavirus Protocol at Litowich Law

We have been monitoring the CDC website regarding the Coronavirus. They recommend that people avoid close contact with people who have been exposed to the virus. None of our attorneys or staff have reported any exposure or symptoms. As a cloud-based firm, we can schedule consultations and client meetings using the telephone or video conferencing. W… Read More
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Top 5 Reasons to Hire a D…

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Divorce Attorney Early in the Process

Going through a divorce can be highly stressful for you and your family. There are important decisions to be made about division of assets, child custody, and spousal support, among many others. You will likely have many questions about the divorce process, known as dissolution in Oregon. You may wonder whether in the 21st century, with so much inf… Read More
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Categories: Child Custody, Divorce

In a Child's Best Interests: Foster and Encourage a Close and Continuing Relationship

Whether parents like each other or not, their children are entitled to love and bond with each parent. This means that the parent encourages the children to like, love, respect, communicate with, and see the other parent. Read More
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In a Child’s Best Interests: Primary Caregiver

The court favors the primary caregiver because the child is usually more bonded to the primary caregiver and feels safe and secure with the primary caregiver. Read More
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Salem 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 st… Read More

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