Oregon Child Custody Laws

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Oregon Child Custody

Oregon child custody will be determined by the Court will based upon the best interests of the child and the following factors:
  • the love and affection existing between the child and other family members;

  • the attitude of the child: 

  • the length of time the child has lived in a stable, satisfactory environment and the desirability of maintaining continuity; 

  • any spouse abuse; 

  • the relationship of the child with parents, siblings, and other significant family members; and 

  • the parent's interests and attitudes towards the child. 

The conduct, income, social environment, and life style of the proposed guardian is to be considered only if it is shown to cause emotional or physical damage to the child. An Oregon court will not order joint custody unless both parents agree to the terms of the custody.

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