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How to obtain a Family Abuse Protection Restraining Order

In order to obtain a retraining order in oregon you need to meet two statutorily mandated criteria. First, the petitioner needs to prove they were put “in fear of imminent bodily injury”. Importantly, this standard means that actual physical abuse does not have to occur. You only need to show that Respondent’s actions put the
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Modifying Custody in Oregon

In order to modify custody in Oregon you need to prove a “substantial change of circumstances” occurred since the previous custody ruling. Courts undergo a two part analysis in custody modification proceedings. First, it must be shown that the change of circumstances was unanticipated, and the change must relate to a parent’s capacity to care
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Obtaining Custody in Oregon

The State of Oregon awards custody based on the “best interests and welfare of the child”. That is, the court undergoes a review of the facts of the case and makes an award of custody to one parent or the other based on their notion of the best interests of the child. In so doing,
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Disestablishing Paternity in Oregon

There are several ways to challenge paternity. First, if paternity was established by filing a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity form, then either party may rescind the form provided they do so within 60 days of filing it. The second method to challenge paternity comes into play if more than 60 days have elapsed since paternity
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Tax Aspects of Divorce in Oregon

The following is intended to address some of the oft-asked aspects relating to tax issues during or after a divorce. As a disclaimer, nothing in this entry is meant to provide legal advice to your particular situation. There are unique circumstances in every divorce, and the tax consequences may vary from case to case. A.
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