Monthly Archives: May 2014

How Does Abuse Factor Into Custody?

While a court will not usually consider one factor, such as the child’s preference, to the exclusion of others when deciding custody in a divorce, there is a circumstance in which a single factor may be considered above all others: when one parent has committed abuse. (For a list of factors considered in determining custody,
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The Children’s Preference – Determining Custody in Oregon

When it comes to determining the custody of children during the divorce process, several factors are considered, including the expressed preference of the child.  (For a list of other factors considered, see our post: “Obtaining Custody in Oregon.”) As long as the child’s preference is not against his or her best interests, it will be
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