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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.

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.

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.

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.

Making joint custody work as a co-parent

Being a single parent and juggling work can be very difficult. This is why it is so important for co-parents to be able to have a strong and mature relationship with each other. The more that they can communicate well and get on the same page in terms of schedules and parental goals, the happier the children are likely to be.

How addiction affects child custody

If you are a parent who has recently separated with your partner, it is likely that the question of child custody has become very significant for you. It is common for parents to have concerns about their child's welfare when in the custody of other caregivers, especially when they have evidence of issues with addiction and substance abuse.

Proving that an Oregon parent is unfit

When a person is recognized as a biological parent, he or she has assumed parental rights over his or her child. This means that they do not need to prove anything in order to have visitation rights and custody over their child. However, in some circumstances, these rights can be taken away.

How are child custody decisions made in Oregon?

When going through a divorce or separation with your partner, it is likely that you will need to consider how your children will divide their time between each parent. This has the potential to cause many arguments and discussions, since it is never easy to find a plan that works for everyone.

Pay close attention to your children during divorce

Divorcing is hard enough when you only have to worry about yourself, but it is even more difficult when you have children at home. You have to help them to cope with the divorce while you are helping yourself to do the same. This can be challenging, but it isn't impossible.

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