Oregon Grandparent Right Lawyers
As of 2001, Oregon no longer specifically provides rights to the grandparents of children. However, any third party who has established a “child-parent” relationship with a child may petition the court for for the custody, placement, or guardianship of that child. For this reason, lawyers will often refer to “grandparent rights” instead as “third party rights.” The statute that sets out the law can be found at ORS 109.119:
This statute is relatively complicated, partially because it is written poorly. However, the overriding consideration is that the law places a great deal of importance of the rights of the natural or legal parents of a child. Accordingly, any third party (including grandparents) seeking custody, parenting time, or guardianship of a child should consult with a lawyer experienced in this area of law. Because the statute which controls Oregon grandparent rights and third party rights is so complicated, careful planning and presentation is the key to success.
Contact one of our lawyers who are experienced with Oregon grandparent rights and third party cases today.
What To Expect In An Oregon Grandparent Right Consultation
As a service to clients, we meet with all potential clients in person, preferably with two attorneys, for the first consultation. This allows us to determine which lawyer is best-suited for any given case, based on the subject matter and the client’s personality. In addition to the client getting two-for-the-price-of-one, this allows both lawyers to meet potential clients and hear the background of each case. Although ultimately only one lawyer will handle the case, the other will then know the basics of each case and can answer questions when a client calls. We offer this initial consultation for a flat-fee of $100.00.
When starting the process for finding a lawyer for an Oregon adoption, potential clients often ask “who is the best grandparent right lawyer in Oregon” or the “who is the best lawyer for grandparent rights in Portland?” The answer is: the lawyer who gets the results you need. Like the rest of family law, there is not one-size-fits-all when it comes to selecting an attorney for your adoption. The best attorney for you is the one who listens to your circumstances, provides solid legal advice, and facilitates and achieves your goals. Contact one of our Portland divorce lawyers today to set up a consultation.