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Escaped An Abusive Relationship? What You Need to Know to Stay Safe and Separate

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and it’s time to shine a light on the problems Oregon residents face. Anyone can suffer from domestic violence. It’s a problem that crosses boundaries of race, religion, class, and sexual orientation. No matter where you live or how much money you make, it’s likely that you or someone …

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Accusations of Abuse Can Affect More than Just Divorce

A divorce case in Deschutes County has become contentious enough to make the news. Beth Skaug, the former wife of Brian Skaug, has leaked confidential records about her ex-husband from the KIDS Center, a child abuse investigation organization, to bolster her claims that he abused their two children. Beth allegedly leaked these records to put …

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Child Custody Orders & Back To School

Every September, kids get to return to school. Depending on the child, this can be exciting, boring, or scary. When their parents are separated, these feelings are heightened. After all, during the school year, custody orders can be very different than during the summer. As a parent, it’s your responsibility to help your child adjust …

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Fathers’ Day, Fathers’ Rights: The History of Paternal Rights in Oregon

Fathers’ Day is June 20th, so it’s time to start celebrating everything dads do for their kids. A great father can help his kids grow and thrive. If you’re a father, you know how important it is to be a role model, support system, and friend to your child. While men are just as able …

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The Benefits of a Trial Separation: When You’re Not Sure About Divorce

A trial separation is an unofficial, temporary split from your partner. Instead of deciding to end your relationship permanently, these splits allow you to spend some time apart. At the end of the separation, you may decide that it’s worth working with your spouse to fix your relationship, or you may realize you should end …

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How Oregon Laws Support Non-Traditional Family Structures

The Non-Nuclear Family In the 21st century, it’s become obvious that the supposedly “traditional” nuclear family may not be as typical as we thought. We’ve moved past the time where it’s expected that everyone will have a heterosexual marriage, have biological children, and live separately from the rest of their family and friends. Non-traditional families …

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