Making the decision to end your marriage is rarely simple. If you have children, there are additional factors you will need to consider, such as what legal custody arrangement is in the child’s best interests. Dedicated family law attorney Samuel J. Kuzma understands how challenging the divorce process can be and is committed to ensuring that every client receives the trusted legal guidance and support they need in order to build a brighter future.
Child Custody in Oregon
When the court is determining a fair child custody arrangement, its primary consideration is whether the arrangement is in the child’s best interests. There are a number of factors that a judge will consider when making a decision about child custody, such as the quality of the relationship between the child and each parent, whether any abuse has occurred between the parties, who is the “primary caregiver” for the child, the ability of each parent to provide a safe and stable home environment for the child, and other key considerations. Custody in Oregon comes in two varieties: sole legal custody or joint legal custody. Unlike other jurisdictions, an Oregon court cannot order joint legal custody; rather, joint legal custody can only be agreed to by the parties. If the parties are not able or willing to agree on a joint custody arrangement, the question becomes who will be awarded sole legal custody.
Proudly Supporting Oregon Parents
When it comes to ensuring that your child receives the support and care they need in order to enjoy a bright future, Kuzma Law, LLC is here to help. Attorney Samuel J. Kuzma will work with you to discuss your goals and concerns so that he can help you obtain a successful outcome that is best for your child and your family. Whether you need help negotiating the terms of a child custody arrangement, pursuing a modification of an existing child custody arrangement or representing your interests before a judge, Samuel J. Kuzma will help you navigate this challenging time so that you can move on to enjoy a brighter future. Reach out today to get started.