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Oregon State Child Custody

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How is Child Custody Decided?
What Is A Parenting Plan?
Finding the Best Custody Attorney
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How Is Custody Decided In Oregon?

Child custody disputes are one of parents' biggest, most stressful times. For fathers, these are especially crucial moments.

The courts recognize the importance of both parents remaining in a child’s life after divorce. While there are situations where one parent is favored over the other, that generally only happens in cases of abuse or neglect when it places the child’s health and safety in jeopardy.

When creating a parenting plan, the courts consider many factors. They account for the child’s relationship with each parent and other siblings. Location, physical environment, parenting ability, and more also play a role.

Parenting Plans

A parenting plan is a court document that addresses custody matters. In short, it lays out the specifics of custody, visitation, or childcare decisions.

These documents are massively important because they define your involvement in your child’s life.

Protecting your rights as a father and guaranteeing your continued role in your child’s upbringing is vital. But in the end, it’s the child’s ultimate well-being that takes precedence over other concerns.

Related Reading: Fathers’ Rights And Child Custody [With Infographic]

Choosing The Best Custody Attorney

Some things are too important to leave to chance. To give yourself every advantage, look for the best child custody lawyer for your case.

  • Since two cases are ever the same, “best” is a relative term.
  • What’s “best” in one situation may not be in another. They key is to find the right fit for you and the specific needs of your case.
  • What’s “best” for one case can be completely different than another depending on circumstances.

Portland has many excellent family law attorneys, but finding the perfect match provides a major benefit. Our managing attorney, Colin Amos, will match you to the attorney that will best fit your needs.

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