Category Archives: Parenting Time / Visitation

Parenting Class Update For Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington County, Oregon

Updated Parenting Class Requirements for Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington County, Oregon Continue reading

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Parenting time: Is sharing the “nest” the best?

Divorce can prompt parents to consider a variety of options when it comes to caring for their children. As divorce attorneys, we regularly see parents weigh the pros and cons of different parenting time arrangements in order to find the … Continue reading

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Custody Evaluations In Divorce and Parenting Time Cases – An Overview

Many times, parents come to our office with custody and parenting time arrangements already resolved. Other times, parenting time issues can be resolved by the parties in county mediation. So what do you do if you can’ t work a … Continue reading

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Facebook Phenomenon: Phony Facebook Dads.

Are the assumptions you make from Facebook about someone’s parenting accurate? Many times no, says an article published on Macleans.ca captioned “Ex-Wife’s rail about phony Facebook dads.”  The article is an interesting read on how misleading images of parental involvement … Continue reading

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Having An Attorney Appointed For Your Child During Divorce

As Portland Oregon divorce and family law lawyers, we get a lot of questions from clients about what voice children have in deciding where they live or a schedule. We previously blogged about a common myth that children could decide where … Continue reading

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New Case Law – Third Party Visitation

Oregon Court of Appeals in Digby and Meshishnek held that the trial court erred in awarding visitation on the basis of an ongoing personal relationship. The statutes defining “child-parent” relationship and “ongoing personal relationship” have separate requirements that must be shown by different burdens of proof, thus, an ongoing personal relationship is not “lesser included” within an allegation of a child-parent relationship. Continue reading






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Guidelines For Parents After Divorce

How you act after divorce has a significant influence on the emotional adjustment of your children.  After 16 years of helping Oregon parents during and after divorce, I have seen divorced parents behave in ways  both helpful and harmful to … Continue reading

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Oregon’s Parenting Policy

When consulting with Oregon parents about parenting time and parenting plans, I get lots of questions about what kind of parenting time a judge might order.  There is a lot of misinformation about what Judges do in setting or modifying … Continue reading

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Can a parent “take the child and run?”

If a custody matter has not yet been filed, then under Oregon law, the parent with whom the child was living at the time paternity of the child was determined is determined to have legal custody of the child. ORS … Continue reading

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Top 10 Ways To Get Along And Avoid An Enforcement Action

As a Portland, Oregon based family law firm we field a lot of questions about problems with parenting plans.  We hear questions about  parents not returning the children on time, about sharing transportation after a parent moves a short distance, and about whether the kids have to … Continue reading

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