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Bizarre Oregon Family Laws

Bizarre Oregon Family Laws

Each state has its own arrangement of bizarre rules and regulations that sets it apart from other states. Read on to learn about some of Oregon’s bizarre family laws.

Odd Laws

The following list provides information about some of the stranger family laws in Oregon:

  • Child support in Oregon is typically set in stone. There is little wiggle room when it comes to child support in the state of Oregon. The state administers an online calculator that determines child support payment amounts. Legally, neither parent is allowed to request a counter, in which the judge could change the child support payment amount. It is uncommon for a judge to sway from the child support calculation sum.
  • It is challenging to move away with the kids. Most Oregon courts will not allow a parent with primary custody of the children to permanently leave the state if the other parent disagrees with the decision. This makes it so the parent with primary custody is stuck in the state until their children turn 18.
  • Judges have a lot of authority regarding parenting plans. That means the judge has the power to make whatever decisions they believe are best for the children. Oftentimes, people prefer to settle family law cases outside of court, which can be very difficult if your attorney can’t predict what the judge is expected to order. Parenting plans can be anywhere from 50/50 to one parent receiving decidedly little parenting time.
  • Judges have a lot of authority regarding spousal support. Similar to the parenting plan, judges are allowed to make whatever decisions they believe are best for the children regarding spousal support. That means it is difficult for a skilled attorney to predict what a judge will decide.

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If you have family law needs of your own, our highly skilled attorneys at Baxter Harder can help. Our family law attorneys provide aggressive representation in order to help you overcome unwelcome challenges. Don’t hesitate to contact our firm with your case right away.

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