McKinley Irvin Blogs from September 2014

  • Do Grandparents Have Legal Rights?

    Do Grandparents Have Legal Rights? For many tight-knit families, grandparents play an important role in their grandchildren's lives. When parents divorce, however, sometimes grandparents can get the short end of the stick. Fortunately, there are laws that protect grandparents from being separated from their grandchildren in the event of divorce or separation in the family. Visitation In Oregon, a grandparent can petition for an order establishing visitation rights. In many divorce cases, this is not necessary – both parents remain committed to allowing both ...
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  • How Child Custody is Determined in an Oregon Divorce

    How Child Custody is Determined in an Oregon Divorce Family law is a legal area where courts are able to oversee and/or make decisions regarding familial relationships. This can be a difficult and challenging process because families are all incredibly unique, and because children are often involved. When children are involved in family law cases, courts will go to great lengths to consider how decisions impact their futures. The first step in determining child custody arrangements is whether the parents can come to an agreement. For example: When Parents Agree Parents can ...
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