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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.

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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