Child Custody Attorney in Bend, OR
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A child custody dispute is one of the most sensitive issues in family law. Whether you are seeking primary custody or visitation rights, you need to hire a knowledgeable and skilled attorney to protect your rights and your child’s best interests.
If you are dealing with a hotly contested child custody dispute, let our legal team at Pacific Cascade help you obtain the best possible outcome in your case. We can thoroughly evaluate your case, listen to your concerns, figure out all your available options, and represent you inside and outside the courtroom. Do not wait to let us help you navigate through the intricacies of the legal system and prepare for your custody hearing.
Contact us today at (888) 981-9511 to schedule an initial consultation to speak with our Bend child custody lawyer.
Oregon Child Custody Laws
There are two types of child custody: physical custody and legal custody. Physical custody refers to where the children will live, while legal custody means who has the authority to make decisions about on behalf of the child, such as where they go to school, where they receive their medical treatment, and what religion they follow.
The court determines whether parents have either joint custody or sole custody. The main preference among judges is to order joint custody for children to have a continuous relationship with both parents, whether the parents receive split parenting time, or one parent receives primary custody while the other gains visitation time.
One the other hand, if one parent has the children for most of the time or the other parent is unfit to take care of the child, then the court will award sole custody. The noncustodial parent will still obtain visitation rights.
The court will decide on child custody matters based on the child’s best interests, which consists of the following factors:
- Child’s age
- Child’s preference, if he/she is of age
- Each parent’s ability to financially and emotionally support their child
- Each parent’s mental and physical health
- Each parent’s ability to provide financial and emotional support for the child
- Each parent’s ability to cooperate with the other parent to provide an ongoing and healthy relationship
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Our firm can help you facilitate your divorce, explore all your options for physical and legal child custody, and represent you inside and outside the courtroom. We provide our clients with compassionate and personalized legal counsel.
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