Arnold Law Office,
401 East Tenth Avenue,
Eugene, Oregon 97401
Oregon Fathers' Rights Attorneys of Arnold Law
Arnold is rated one of the best Oregon attorneys
under age of 40.
Fathers stand the same chance in Oregon to
gain custody of their children as a mother does.
Oregon law favors fathers who have been alienated
away from their kids by a vindictive mother. The
key is to get you parenting time with children
right away. Strategies early in the case can set
the tone for the the next 18 years and beyond.
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Regardless of who's the primary
parent, if there are two willing and able
parents, there's no reason that fathers shouldn't
have the same quality time with the children as
the mother. This is supported by the research
that children with both parents actively involved
in their upbringing after a divorce do better
academically, socially, and emotionally. This is
Statutes in the state of Oregon prohibit
mothers being awarded custody and parenting time
over fathers simply for the mere fact that they
are the mother. This is even true for infants and
Fathers seeking parenting time and custody
should be aware that statutes in the state of
Oregon state that the court is required --
without a compelling reason to the contrary -- to
encourage a meaningful and continuous schedule of
contact and parenting time with both parties.
This encourages a strong bond between both
parents and the children.
In essence, that means more than a basic
parenting time plan that provides for less than
25% parenting time. Your attorney needs to
advocate for custody or 50-50 visitation.
Judges are often much more willing to give
dads greater parenting time if they can prove
that they have facilitated an ongoing
relationship with the kids and their mother along
with the extended family.
This means do not ever discuss the
case with your kids. Take the high road
and make this between the adults only. For
strategy tips, it's better to consult with an
attorney early on in the case if at all possible
to insure that the factors that the court
considers will weigh in your favor at trial.
Even though the court looks at the history of
the marriage and how the child-raising
resonsibiles were contributed to by each parent,
judges often focus on your behavior and
contributions to the kids post-separation and
during the case. This makes it critical for you
to talk to an attorney to understand what you can
do to not only preserve your relationship with
your children but to maximize quality time with
them post-judgment for years to come.
In summary, assume that every word you say to
the mother, every word you say to your kids, and
everything you do for your kids, is Exhibit A at
your trial. Don't put the kids into the middle of
this. It's damaging to them, your relationship
with their mother (yes, it's better for the kids
if you can act like adults in front of them), and
it kills your case.
At Arnold Law Office, our
attorneys treat every case as if it is their only
case. They understand how much is at stake for
you. We will provide you with the
straight-talking legal counsel you need and
Managing partner Mike
Arnold on what sets Arnold Law Office
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