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Enforcing a parenting plan in Oregon

If you have a parenting plan in place, you will expect that the other parent will respect this. However, if they intentionally or consistently violate the parenting plan, you should take this very seriously. There are possibilities for you to take action to enforce this.

You should first take the time to review the details of the parenting plan and ensure that the other parent has indeed violated the order. When you have done this, you may want to engage in written communication to notify the other parent of the violation. You may want to do this before getting the law involved because the other parent may not have realized the seriousness of their actions and may agree not to violate the plan again.

Could a postnuptial agreement help my marriage?

Every marriage can be challenging at times. It can be constant work to be a coherent team with your spouse and to grow alongside each other through the years. If you are struggling in your marriage, you may be contemplating a divorce, but you might not be sure whether you want to take such a drastic step just yet.

There are other measures that you can put into place when your marriage is struggling. Such measures can create a safety net in case the situation does lead to a divorce, but it could possibly help you and your spouse resolve your issues.

Can we adopt as an unmarried couple?

If you are an unmarried couple in the state of Oregon, you may consider yourself in a lifetime partnership regardless of the legalities. Therefore, if you are considering going through the process of adopting a child, you may wonder if you will be treated on the same terms as a married couple would.

It is important that you understand the laws that specifically apply to Oregon in a situation such as this because adoption law can vary significantly from state to state. In order to adopt in Oregon, you must have been a resident of the state for at least six months.

When is the other parent's discipline too harsh?

If you are co-parenting with the other parent of your children, you may not always agree on the way to bring up your kids. This might be true for things such as education and discipline. While there is no one right way to bring up your children, you may have concerns about the way that the other parent chooses to discipline them. Perhaps you believe that their method of discipline is simply too harsh or that their strategies are bordering on abusive.

If you are concerned about the welfare of your children when they are under the care of the other parent, it is important that you do not delay action if you believe that the behavior is abusive. If you believe that your children's safety is being put at risk, you have the right to refuse custody if you genuinely fear for their safety.

Common questions about uncontested divorces in Oregon

Going through a divorce is never easy, but there are many factors that can make it much harder and stressful than it needs to be. One of these factors is going through a contested divorce in which you decide to challenge your divorcing spouse on every possible detail of the divorce.

More divorcing spouses are deciding that they would like to work with their ex in order to reach a mutual agreement. The following are some of the most frequently asked questions about uncontested divorces in the state of Oregon.

Dividing property in the state of Oregon

The process of going through a divorce will differ largely depending on the state in which you file for a divorce. When it comes to dividing the marital property, states generally fall into two different categories: states that follow equitable distribution law, and states that follow community property law.

The state of Oregon follows equitable distribution law, which generally means that a fair distribution of assets between each spouse is aimed for by the courts. This is opposed to community property law, which generally results in a 50-50 split between spouses of all marital property.

Explaining a divorce to your child

The process of a divorce can be tough for all those involved, not the least of which is the children. Children of divorcing parents are likely to have different reactions to their parents' divorce depending on their age. This is why it is important that you understand how to talk to your children so that they can emotionally process the changes that are going to happen.

Many parents make the mistake of simply not talking to their children about the divorce because they want to avoid a painful conversation. But it has been advised that all parents talk to their children about what is going to happen, no matter their age.

Dealing with anger in the context of divorce

Going through a divorce can be one of the most stressful and heartbreaking situations that you will ever have to go through. This experience can bring out the worst in many, and those going through a divorce often experience emotions that they are not used to having.

If you are going through a divorce and are experiencing bouts of anger, it is important to remember that this is part of the process. Anger can be a coping mechanism for many situations. However, it is also important to keep yourself in check and accountable for your behavior.

How to establish paternity as quickly as possible

If you believe that you are the father of a child, it is likely that you will want to do everything that you can to strengthen your bond. However, it is not always easy to do so. If you are not on good terms with the mother of your child, you may struggle to gain paternity.

Establishing paternity is important if you want to have legal custody of your child. Doing this as soon as possible after the child's birth will help to pave the way for a great relationship with your child for the rest of your life.

Child custody laws can protect your child from emotional abuse

If you are no longer in a romantic relationship with the other parent of your child, you might share custody with them and have a co-parenting relationship. Most parents don't have to worry about their child's well-being when they are staying with their other parent. This is because they trust that the other parent is loving and responsible toward their child.

If you worry about your child's physical and emotional well-being when they visit their other parent, this should be a cause for concern. Perhaps your child has been afraid to visit their other parent, or they have told you that they are yelled at and called names on a regular basis. Your child may be suffering from abuse even if they are not being physically harmed. Emotional abuse is more common than many people think, and child custody courts seek to protect children from such treatment at all costs.

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