Legal Assistance With Oregon And Washington Child Custody Issues
Children are often more affected by divorce than anyone else. For that reason, at Case & Dusterhoff, LLP, we encourage parents to remain as civil as possible during the divorce process to ensure healthy parent-child relationships — for a lifetime.
Our attorneys will work with you to construct a child custody and parenting time agreement that will meet the needs of your family. In Oregon, the courts use the “best interests of the child” as the standard by which judgments are made, and we too, adhere to this standard. Whenever possible, we enable clients to work out parenting time agreements without going to court. However, when going to court is necessary, we fight aggressively in pursuit of the interests of our clients.
Protecting Your Visitation Rights
We understand that time with your children is the most important thing in the world to you, and when that time is at stake we will, when necessary, take forceful action to protect your family law rights.
Under Oregon law, courts do not force joint custody. If you and your spouse agree to joint custody, the courts will honor that agreement, but otherwise, the court will decide which parent is to be the custodial parent. Our lawyers can evaluate your situation, let you know what the decision of the court is likely to be and assist you on a proper course of action.
Answers For Your Custody And Visitation Questions
Custody determines which parent will have the primary authority to make major decisions for the children. Visitation, also known as parenting time, is the amount of time that the children will spend with each parent. Our attorneys will help you and the other parent construct a workable parenting plan and custody agreement.
Our attorneys can also assist with third-party and grandparent rights. And if you or the other parent faces a substantial change in circumstances and needs to modify your child custody, parenting time or support agreement, our attorneys can also assist you.
Contact Case & Dusterhoff, LLP, For A Free Consultation
Our Beaverton child custody attorneys will work to protect your rights as a parent as well as the best interests of your child. We serve clients throughout Oregon and Washington. Begin by contacting us online or calling us at 503-607-8218 or toll free at 800-658-0167.