Many married couples in Oregon file for divorce for varying reasons. No matter how unhappy you are and ready you feel to leave, there are some things you should take into consideration before filing your divorce papers. You should look past the relief and excitement you feel at the thought of closing this chapter and moving on so you can plan and improve the quality of your post-divorce life.
Even though you may know who your child’s biological father is, the Oregon family law courts will simply take your word for it. Instead, there is a legal process that you must go through before he is recognized. According to the Oregon Department of Justice’s Oregon Child Support Program, if you were not married to the father at the time of your child’s birth, you and he will have to take certain steps.