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Child Custody Archives

Child custody and seasonal affective disorder

For any parent, a child custody dispute can be difficult for a wide variety of reasons. Not only do these disagreements often result in courtroom stress and uncertainty about one’s future relationship with his or her child, but they can even lead to depression. For some people, such as those who suffer from seasonal affective disorder, this can be particularly difficult during the winter months. If you are preparing for a custody dispute or are already in the middle of one, it may be helpful to focus on reducing the emotional impact of the issues you are working through.

When should dads get overnight visits with infants?

You want your baby's father to be involved, so joint custody may sound appealing. What may not sound appealing is letting your infant spend the night at his home--away from you. However, many psychiatrists say that it could be the best option.

Maintaining a strong parent-child relationship following divorce

Pending a divorce, many Oregon parents share similar concerns including how to help their children cope and how to reach an amicable custody agreement. Another prevalent anxiety is often centered around the ability to maintain strong parent-child relationships despite significant changes to the familial structure.

Developing a co-parenting arrangement that works for everyone

Developing co-parenting arrangements in any divorce situation requires both parents to be objective, flexible and realistic to reach an agreement that is amicable and beneficial for their children. Divorcing Oregon couples have to put the best interests of their children at the center of every decision to create an environment that is conducive to their children’s growth and adjustment.

Grandparent’s rights in Oregon

Oregon law no longer has provisions for the visitation rights of grandparents. The current law does make provisions for non-parent visitation, according to The Spruce. If the child’s parents are not allowing grandparents the right to visit with the child, there may a chance to petition the court for visitation. However, it must be proven that the grandparent has a substantial relationship with the child, and the grandparent must be able to prove this relationship exists. In addition, it must be shown that denying visitation would harm the child in some way.

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