If you have children who are in school, you may consider starting the process before the end of February. Colin Amos, managing attorney for Goldberg Jones and Portland divorce lawyer, explains why in this radio interview:
Modifying a custody arrangement is not an overnight process and courts are less likely to make changes in the middle of the school year. If there is any dispute over custody, it could be up to 6 months before you have a resolution.
Starting earlier in the year puts you in best position to get custody modified, your divorce settled, and your children in a stable position to start a new school year. If you are a father facing divorce, you have legal rights. Goldberg Jones is dedicated to help you protect your rights. If you have any questions about child custody or divorce in Oregon, give Colin a call at – 1-800-DIVORCE