Tag Archives: Child Custody

New Case Law – Custody Determination

On April 14, 2010, the Oregon Court of Appeals filed an opinion in Stevens and Stevens.  The entire opinion can be found here:  http://www.publications.ojd.state.or.us/A138624.htm The appeal was filed by father due to a trial court ruling awarding sole custody to … 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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News: Bugged Teddy Bear Backfires!

While wanting to know what is happening in the other parent’s house is understandable, there are some boundaries.  For example, don’t grill the kids about what is happening with the other parent during parenting time. Also, putting recording devices in kids … Continue reading

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New Case Law: Moving Away and Modification of Custody and Parenting Time

A “move away” case is where one parent, either in an initial filing or modification, seeks to move a child away from the other parent. Move away cases are hard. In Oregon, the legislature’s stated policy is that good parents … Continue reading

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Top 10 list: Top 10 ways to keep your kids out of the middle of your divorce or custody case

In divorce and filiation cases involving custody of children, frequently the children suffer most. As divorce and family law lawyers, we have seen the good, bad, and the ugly of well meaning parents putting the kids in the middle of … Continue reading

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New Case Law: how to ask for your attorney fees the right way.

As a Portland based firm representing divorce clients in Oregon, we are always interested in what the Oregon Court of Appeals says regarding attorney fees. We previously blogged about how in many types of family law cases you have the … Continue reading

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It’s OK to ask for help

As I sat in the loft outside my nine-month-old’s bedroom, exhausted from caring for her while recovering from strep throat and a shiny new case of influenza, I was struck by just how difficult it must be for newly-single parents … Continue reading

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New Case Law: Circumcision as the basis for custody modification?

On January 25, 2008, the Supreme Court of Oregon issued a fascinating opinion in Boldt and Boldt, ___Or ____(2008). The Supreme Court in Boldt addressed a custodial parent’s authority to make religious and medical decisions for a child. The court … Continue reading

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