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 for the children properly. Once…

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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, the court reviews several statutorily…

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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 was established. The Court will…

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