Tag Archives: Child Custody Lawyer Portland Oregon

New Case Law – What is a “Written Response”? (or, how to avoid a default)

With almost 80% of cases in domestic relations involving pro se (self represented) litigants, it is not uncommon for a party to fail to respond to a pleading and find themself defaulted.  The court of appeals in Nolan and Nolan, … Continue reading

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At what age can a child decide custody/parenting time?

This is a trick question.  There is no age at which a child can make these decisions, until he/she turns 18 and the court no longer has jurisdiction over them. There are, however, a few methods by which a child … Continue reading

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New Case Law: Court’s failure to specify parenting plan for father reversed

It is unusual for a court to not award parenting time to the non-custodial parent in a divorce case. Oregon’s stated policy is that good parents should have frequent contact with their children. ORS 107.101 provides that it is Oregon’s … Continue reading

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Wiretapping and Child Support

I read a recent article in the LA Times about attorney Terry Christensen, who represented Kirk Kerkorian in his child support case, and his private investigator, Anthony Pellicano.  They were indicted and found guilty on federal wiretapping charges related to … Continue reading

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