Most parents want what is best for their kids. Unfortunately, child custody disputes oftentimes arise because the parents simply cannot agree on what, exactly, that is. While child custody disputes are common in Oregon, your issue is unique to your family. When you are trying to get the best result, you must be prepared with the right information.
The most basics questions about child custody typically revolve around how courts award custody and how parenting time will be determined. The specific facts of your case will have a huge impact on how things play out for you and your family. If parents cannot agree on an arrangement that works for all involved, a family law court will likely need to make a decision. That court will need to determine where the child will live and which parent will be making the important decisions that will impact the child’s life.
Once the answers to those issues begin to crystalize, the court will need to determine the parenting time arrangement. Most courts begin with the default premise that having both parents involved in the child’s life is a benefit to the child. However, there may be a wide variety of reasons as to why your parenting time arrangement may look different than what you might have expected.
Going through a step-by-step process
At our law firm, we understand that you have questions about the child custody process and how it will impact your family life going forward. We attempt to answer our clients’ questions and put them in the best position to get the results they seek. For more information, please visit the child custody overview section of our law firm’s website.