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.
Separating or divorcing parents in Oregon are often very concerned about child custody determinations.
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 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.
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.