Can I move to another state with my child?

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A common question from post-divorce parents is “Can I move to another state with my child” or “Can I stop my ex-spouse from moving to another state with my child.” The law surrounding relocation of a child (often called “move away” cases) is complex and fact-specific. Historically, the court has focused on the “best interests” of the child, rather than the desires of a parent. The court must carefully weigh the benefits to the child from the relocation, with the ...

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The Changing Language of Family Law: Custody vs Parental Responsibility

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Much of the terminology in the divorce arena is derived from the language of incarceration and conflict. Courts use words like “custody” to describe which parent has decision-making authority for children, rather than “parental responsibility.” Courts also use “visitation” to describe contact between a parent and a child, rather than “parenting time.” The former terms evoke a sense of control or restriction, either over a child or over a parent’s access to a child. We see the negative impact ...

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Four Tech Tips to Facilitate Co-Parenting

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By Jill Brittle

After divorce or separation, clients often ask for tools or tips to help facilitate co-parenting. Parents are in the position of establishing new methods of communication and juggling the children’s schedules between two homes. There are a multitude of resources that allow for a more accessible and cooperative approach to co-parenting.

Brittle & Brittle PC does not endorse these products, but we have received positive feedback from clients and colleagues for each of these tools.

(1) Use a full-service ...

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Keeping Costs Down In An Oregon Divorce

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We’ve all heard the horror stories about divorces that go off the rails and cost parties a fortune. It is popular wisdom that divorces are expensive. However, this does not have to be case, and there are many ways that parties can keep costs to a minimum during the divorce process. In fact, depending on the attorneys involved with the case, often the largest driving factor of costs is the parties themselves. So how do you lower ...

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Writ of Assistance In Oregon: Step By Step

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This article was written by associate attorney Laura MacMillan and edited by partners Adam J. Brittle and Jill E. BrittleThis is intended to be a step-by-step follow-up to Adam J. Brittle’s prior post, “What is an Oregon Writ of Assistance?”

When a family member or roommate successfully files for a restraining order against you, you may find yourself out of the house and without your belongings. You of course cannot contact the people still living in ...

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