Kenneth W McNeil’s Answers

Kenneth W McNeil

Hillsboro Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Custody case lawyer that has a contingency fee?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. John E. Schlosser
    2. Jay Bodzin
    3. Kenneth W McNeil
    3 lawyer answers

    Because there is a history of domestic violence, you should contact the Yamhill County branch office of Legal Aid Services of Oregon at (503) 472-9561 to see if they can help you. They may be able to provide free or very low cost counsel to represent you. You should contact them right away!

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  2. When filing to amend visitation schedule from joint custody to sole custody, once I file, am I able to keep custody til hearing?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jay Bodzin
    2. Kenneth W McNeil
    2 lawyer answers

    Simply filing for a modification of custody and parenting time does not change the existing judgment. Also, since you are asking for a modification you cannot usually get a temporary order. The only exception is if you have grounds for emergency temporary custody, but you would need evidence of abuse and/or neglect to prevail on that. If this is a Washington County matter, then when you file for a modification the Judge will also require you to file a motion and order for mediation. If...

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  3. Could I be required to maintain a residence in Oregon to have parenting time with my son?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jay Bodzin
    2. Kenneth W McNeil
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree with attorney Bodzin. However, the Judge will also be interested in knowing if the reason for your four year absence is due to you, your ex, or both. If your ex is to blame, then you might have more options avaiable to you. Ultimately, though, the Judge will decide what is in the child's best interests and the reason for the four year lack of contact will be one of the main factors the Judge considers.

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  4. Child custody..

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Orion Jacob Nessly
    2. Kenneth W McNeil
    2 lawyer answers

    There is a difference between custody and parenting time. Custody refers to your ability to make decisions regarding your daughter. Unless you are an unfit parent, you do not need to worry too much about losing custody. Parenting time refers to the amount of time each parent spends with the child, and any rules that might go along with that time. Parenting time can be modified if it is in the child's best interests. Parenting time can be as little as one hour or as much as 50% of the time....

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  5. Is Multnomah County's (Oregon) mandatory parenting class required for divorcing parents with an 18 year daughter?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Collin C McKean
    2. Kenneth W McNeil
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree with the above answer. Also, while the parenting classes are not mandatory in your situation, you and your spouse may nevertheless find that these classes are helpful. The class does not really teach you how to be a better parent. Rather, the class helps all parties understand that divorce is usually really tough on children (of any age), and how communications between the divorcing parents and the children should try to be as appropriate as possible. You might find that some of the...

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  6. In Oregon, am I responsible for credit card debt acquired during the marriage if the card is only in my husbands name?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Kenneth W McNeil
    1 lawyer answer

    If the credit cards are only in your Husband's name, and you never signed an agreement with the credit card companies to be liable on any charges, then the credit card companies cannot go after you directly. However, if you and your Husband have jointly owned real property (ie, a house), the credit card companies could sue your Husband, obtain a judgment against your Husband, and put a lien on the jointly owned property. Also, while the credit card companies might not be able to go after you...

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  7. Is not attending court ordered mediation in family law considered contempt of court?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jennifer D Betts
    2. Jay Bodzin
    3. Kenneth W McNeil
    4. Sheadyn Reaves Rogers
    4 lawyer answers

    I presume this is a Washington County matter. The Order for mediation instructs both parties when and where to appear for mediation orientation. Did you appear for orientation at the appropriate time? If you did, you should make one more attempt but make sure to give your ex's attorney reasonable notice (at least one week) of your next appearance. If your ex still doesn't show up, ask the mediation officials for something in writing that shows you were at orientation. Keep all of your...

  8. Im looking a low income attorney to help me with spoucel support

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Benjamin J Evans
    2. John Paul Beck
    3. Kenneth W McNeil
    4. Eric Zev Reimer
    5 lawyer answers

    You should definitely contact the St. Andrews Legal Clinic in Portland (although they also have offices in Hillsboro and Oregon City) . They only practice family law, and they have a sliding fee scale based on a person's income. You can learn more about them at www.salcgroup.org.

  9. I have a warrant can i still get get a marriage lic??

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Troy Austin Pickard
    2. Kenneth W McNeil
    3. Benjamin J Evans
    4. Dan Gioia
    4 lawyer answers

    Sure, you can still get a marriage license. However, maybe you should concentrate on clearing your warrant first so you are not spending your honeymoon in jail.

  10. Rules and guidelines for Annulment in state of Oregon

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Kenneth W McNeil
    1 lawyer answer

    There are strict rules about getting an annulment in Oregon. They are outlined in the following Oregon statute: ORS 107.015 Grounds for annulment or dissolution of marriage. (1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, a judgment for the annulment or dissolution of a marriage may be rendered: (a) When either party to the marriage was incapable of making the marriage contract or consenting to the marriage for want of legal age or sufficient understanding; or (...