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How can you make your divorce easier on the children?

Your divorce is likely to be one of the most emotionally challenging times of your life, regardless of how well you and your spouse get along. Divorce is even harder on children. It can be upsetting and traumatic to see their parents living in different places, as well as confusing when they are expected to split their time between homes. You and other Oregon parents may wonder how to make this period less conflicting for your children.

When a custody dispute gets out of hand

We know how hard life can be for parents who are working their way through a bitter divorce. From disagreements involving the distribution of marital property and worries about paying or even receiving child support to uncertainty about their future, the end of marriage is often a major life change for both parties. However, issues involving the custody of children can be especially hard for custodial and non-custodial parents, not to mention their children. If you are involved in a custody dispute that has become hostile or taken a turn for the worse, you should carefully review which options you have and strive to protect your child's best interests.

How is a child support amount calculated?

For residents of Oregon, resources have been made available to parents who are seeking financial assistance in the form of child support. According to the state's Department of Justice, the Oregon Child Support Program is in place to help parents figure out exactly how much support one parent needs to pay to the other in order to best fill the needs of the child in question.

Dealing with parental relocation

For several of the clients that we here at Van Ness, Williamson LLP have worked with during their divorces, the hardest challenge they have to overcome is moving on with their lives following the end of their marriages. If you and your ex-spouse are having the same difficulty, then you may understand his or her reasoning for wanting to relocate to a new area. Yet if the two of you have children together, that can cause major custodial issues. You no doubt want to continue to be a part of your kids' lives, yet that may become difficult if your ex chooses to move away with them. 

What unmarried fathers should know about child custody rights

A few years ago, you met the love of your life. She seemed like your perfect match. She made you laugh. She shared your passions for hunting and football. She even claimed to like your cooking. When she got pregnant, you decided to move in together. Since neither of you really believed in the construct of marriage, you were happy just knowing you were committed to each other.

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