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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.

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.

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