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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.

Visitation rights as an Oregon grandparent

Grandparents always have a special place in their heart for their grandchildren, and it can be heartbreaking if for some reason they are having difficulty in attaining the rights to visitation. Perhaps your child does not have custody of your grandchildren and the other parent is limiting access, or perhaps you are estranged from your child but you still want to maintain a healthy relationship with your grandchild. Whatever the reason, it should be possible for you to be a positive influence in your grandchildren's lives.

When can a third-party get custody of a child?

When handling a custody case, the courts always attempt to make decisions that are in the best interests of the child in question. The best option is usually for the child to live with both parents, since it is important for a child to have a sense of their identity and receive care from their biological parents. This is often not possible for divorcing parents, in which case a child can potentially live with one parent. If it is ruled that neither parent is suitable as the custodian of the child or if they pose a risk to the child, other options will need to be considered.

Making co-parenting a success

It's never easy to co-parent with a former spouse, because no matter how amicable the divorce process was, it is bound to have created a rift between the two of you. If you have decided to co-parent, this is great news. It means that you have both committed to putting the past behind you and only want the best for your child or children.

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.

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