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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.

Alimony and taxes: Changes are coming

If you start divorce proceedings before Dec. 31, 2018, and you will pay alimony, you will still be able to deduct the total amount you pay each year from your taxes. Your ex-spouse will still be required to pay taxes on the total amount of alimony each year.

How to take legal custody of your grandchildren

Sometimes, biological parents are not in a fit state to take care of their dependent children. This could be due to many factors including mental illness, drug or alcohol addiction or the fact that they are serving a prison sentence. Children whose parents are unable to adequately care for them may have to enter the foster care system. However, a great alternative to this is if another family member, for example a grandparent or grandparents, can take full custody of them instead.

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