June 2, 2023

Custody, Family Law, Parenting Time

What is custody?In Oregon, custody and parenting time are separate designations that grant you different rights and privileges regarding your relationship with your child.  To have custody of a child is to have the legal right to make custodial decisions about your child. Custodial decisions are the major choices about your child’s life, including, but not

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May 26, 2023

Custody, Divorce & Separation, Family Law

How do you start a family law case?To file for divorce or custody, you will need to file a set of forms with the court. The most important form is called a Petition. A petition provides the court and the other party with information about what you want to happen in the case. It’s essentially your wish list of

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May 19, 2023

Custody, Divorce & Separation, Family Law, Modification, Oregon, Parenting Time, Uncategorized

Oregon lawIt is Oregon policy and law to make sure children get to see both of their parents often, provided that both parents are able and willing to parent the child. It is very rare that a court will deny one parent the right to have regular contact with their children. Even in situations where a

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May 12, 2023

Family Law, Modification, Parenting Time

What is a parenting plan?A parenting plan is a document that establishes how parents will continue to care for their child after they separate. It includes rules and procedures which govern how parents should act in their co-parenting arrangement until the child turns 18.   A parenting plan may be general or detailed. Often parents do not

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May 11, 2023

Access to Justice

Measure 26-238, Eviction Representation for All (ERA), is houseless prevention. At The Commons Law Center (TCLC), we have been fighting the wave of evictions since August 2021 by providing eviction defense for Oregon tenants. Since the start of April, our 501(c)(3) law firm, with an underfunded tenant law program consisting of two attorneys, has engaged

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