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What are the different types of child custody?

When navigating the often confusing world of child custody law, it can be difficult to know what type of custody you would like to file for, or what type of child custody you might be entitled to. However, it's not as confusing as it might seem once you understand the terms.

This blog will serve as a brief overview on the main types of child custody and what they mean.

The law on same-sex divorce

Prior to a ruling in 2015, many same-sex spouses had a difficulty in getting legally divorced. The U.S. Supreme Court's 2015 ruling in Obergfell v. Hodges legalized gay marriage nationwide, and this made the divorce process much easier and standardized.

However, there are still some challenges. This blog will give an overview of the challenges of same-sex divorce and what can be done to overcome them.

Should your parenting plan address leaving your child home alone?

You don't think your child is old enough to stay home alone, but your spouse does. Now you're thinking about getting divorced. Should your parenting plan address this topic?

It may be wise, especially if you think that the child's safety could be an issue. The child's best interests are always the focus of these cases. If he or she would not be safe at home without an adult, you may want to propose a plan that lays out rules about how much freedom the child gets.

How prenups can help with property division

Property division is an intrinsic issue to the matter of divorce. Every couple will have some assets that they need to properly divide during a divorce. In Oregon, an equitable division of property and assets will be performed, though this doesn't necessarily mean that the property and assets will be equally divided.

One way that couples can address the property division issue before it pops up, and even before a divorce pops up, is by signing a prenuptial agreement before they get married or a postnuptial agreement after they are married. Prenuptial agreements can address things such as a family business or an estate plan, as well as property division issues in case of a divorce in the future.

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