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Common questions about collaborative divorces

If you are thinking about filing for a divorce in Oregon, it is likely that you want to avoid stress as much as possible. Going through a contested divorce and engaging in a lawsuit can be financially costly, but it can also be emotionally stressful and upsetting since the entire process will be drawn out over a greater amount of time.

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.

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.

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.

What are the grounds for a divorce in Oregon?

When things are not going well in a marriage, it may take a significant amount of time to realize that divorce is the only option and the marriage cannot be reconciled. During this period of trying to make things work, it is a good idea to learn about how divorce works in Oregon.

Understanding surrogacy law in Oregon

If you want to become a biological parent but for personal reasons or health reasons cannot carry a fetus to full term, it is possible to conceive a child through the means of surrogacy. Surrogacy is the act of implanting an embryo into a woman who is willing to carry a fetus that is not genetically hers to full term. After the baby is born, the biological mother will assume custody of the child, along with her partner if she has one.

Do grandparents have any visitation rights in Oregon?

Oregon state lawmakers did away with the previous grandparent visitation laws in 2001, choosing instead to replace them with ones that apply to any nonparent interested in securing visitation with a child in the state.Under the current law, those third parties who possess a child-parent relationship with a minor are eligible to petition a family law judge for visitation rights with them.

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