Parenting Time And Parental Responsibility The end of summer signals a significant transition for you, your children and your ex.  Parenting plans, that typically include longer parenting time stays at the non-residential parent’s home draw to a close and the school year schedule returns.  What does this mean to your family and what have I observed over the years in my practice?  During the return to school and normal parenting plan schedules, I often hear complaints about the other parent expressed.  These range from inconsistent rules of the house to nutrition choices and homework.  Ultimately, as a Central Oregon Family Law Lawyer, I have parentsRead More →

One Central Oregon Family Law Attorney’s CLE Perspective I recently attended the 2015 Family Law Annual Conference held in Lincoln City, Oregon.  There were over 700 family law attorneys present.  The conference provided an excellent opportunity to talk with lawyers all over the state.  We attended classes on a range of subjects: vocational experts and spousal support cases, Deconstructing the Process of Conflict:  How to Support Clients  Without Losing Yourself, QDROphenia, Legalization of Marijuana and the Impact on Family Law, Elder abuse, Social Media and family law, Enforcing Judgments, Taxes in a Dissolution Case, Third party custody cases, Ethics, Parenting time – birth through age three and finally a legislative update as well as aRead More →

Parent’s Guide to Confusing Family Law Terms Clarification of the Most Commonly Confused Terms in Family Law People are often confused about terms used in the family law arena. I have prepared this guide to help clarify some of the family law terms I hear confused most often. By clarifying I hope to help your family to a healthier more positive and peaceful resolution. Please share this guide to confusing family law terms with any parents considering divorce or separation. Sole & Joint Custody I often hear, “I want sole custody so that I can have my kids more often”. The terms sole and jointRead More →