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As of February 1, 2015, the law offices of McGuire + Thompson, LLC will be located at: 111 SW Columbia Street, Suite 710 Portland, OR 97201 For information about how we can help with your divorce, custody case, or other family law matters, visit our website at (Although our office address is changing, our e-mail addresses remain the same!)

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Considering Everyone Else: Which Family Ties Matter in a Custody Decision?

One of the important factors courts look into in a custody dispute is the relationship the child has with other family members. Important family relationships include those between the child and grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and even in some cases, step-parents. With that said, where other family members are concerned, siblings are of most interest to the court. Though it…

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Continuity and the Child’s Best Interests

In an Oregon divorce that involves a custody dispute, the court will consider “the desirability of continuing an existing relationship” between a parent and a child as a factor in its decision. This factor is primarily an investigation into which parent has previously been the child’s primary caregiver. Oregon law supports stability of environment in the child’s life, and if…

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