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Jeffrey K. Traylor

Bend Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Licence was suspended for back child support

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey K. Traylor
    1 lawyer answer

    To begin, I think it's best to see an attorney on this issue to make sure that things are done correctly. The analysis in situations such as these can be contingent upon a few different factors. That said, generally, the individual that you owe child support to can sign a satisfaction of judgment if they wish for your arrears to go away (short and best case scenario answer), however, if some of your arrears are owed to the state it might not be that simple. If your ex has been on public...

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  2. Temp. Custody order judge said child couldn't be taken out of the area...

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Miranda Shanell Summer
    2. Jeffrey K. Traylor
    3. Scot J Eliot
    4. Orion Jacob Nessly
    4 lawyer answers

    It seems that based on your description, the court made the prohibition in the first order in order to make sure that you got your parenting time and that there were no further interruptions. Without knowing more it is difficult to give you a definitive answer, but my instinct is that your first order was a temporary protective order of restraint (status quo order) and the second order was a temporary order pending trial. If that is the case, then there was likely no contempt. Status quo orders...

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  3. I have not gotten any alimony in a year and cannot find my ex husband. He lives in Las VEgas, I live in ORegon.

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey K. Traylor
    1 lawyer answer

    It sounds like you are taking the right steps to remedy this situation which is to seek a show cause order and contempt sanctions if he is failing to comply with you dissolution judgment. As far as service is concerned, It sounds like you need to have this deadbeat personally served, and ORCP 7 prohibits you from doing it yourself. If you have an address for this guy you could use the county Sheriff in Nevada. The Sheriff generally performs personal service for a low fee. If you don't now...

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  4. How can I stop the father from making our children feel unsafe and uncomfortable?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey K. Traylor
    1 lawyer answer

    Hmmm. This sounds like a bad situation. The obvious answer is to try to work it out with him. If he is any sort of decent human he wouldn't want to make his children uncomfortable and might change his behavior. The other side of the coin is to go back into court and try argue that he shouldn't have unsupervised visits. Depending on how old the children are, there is a motion you could file to allow them to speak to the judge in chambers with only the lawyers present. It's difficult to say...

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  5. Do I have to formally evict a young man brought into my home whom I have supported and he pays for nothing?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey K. Traylor
    1 lawyer answer

    That sounds like a difficult situation, and unfortunately, if he has been living there with your consent for 2 1/2 years you will be required to formally evict him. You can evict your ungrateful young man with a 60-day no cause eviction notice (given that he has been living there for a lengthy amount of time), or you may evict him with a 30-day for cause notice under his violation of tenant duties under ORS 90.325. The statute can be viewed here: http://www.leg.state.or.us/ors/090.html...

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  6. I received an open container in an unlicensed area citation, a misdemeanor. What should I do to defend myself?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey K. Traylor
    2. Troy Austin Pickard
    2 lawyer answers

    Honestly, you should get a lawyer. I know that probably isn't what you want to hear, but it is the right answer. If you get an attorney they can probably negotiate it down to a violation so that you don't have a misdemeanor on your record. Depending on the facts of the case, a lawyer may be able to beat the charge at trial. You are unlikely to be able to do these things yourself. I know it sucks having to get a lawyer for something silly like this, but having a criminal records sucks even more....

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  7. Can the owner of the stables hold my non living property until I pay a back bill even though they gave me a 30 day notice.

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey K. Traylor
    2. J Christopher Minor
    2 lawyer answers

    I can't be sure without reviewing your lease, but generally a lessor may not hold a lessee's property hostage pending the payment of a bill. They should not be able to stop you from removing your horse, your tack, or anything else you own in that stable. Generally even in an eviction a lessor is required to hold the lesee's property in a storage area for at least 30 days. Jeffrey K. Traylor Multnomah Legal LLC 7406 Milwaukie Ave. Portland, OR 97202 (503)427 8054

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  8. My x girlfriend is telling me i cant be in my sons life , which is not born yet

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey K. Traylor
    2. Troy Austin Pickard
    3. Lake James H Perriguey
    3 lawyer answers

    Without knowing more about your situation, I would say that it is very unlikely that a court will agree with your ex-girlfriend. Oregon has a stated policy encouraging both parents to take an active role in a child's life. Simply because your ex-girlfriend is Mom does not entitle her to make a unilateral decision regarding whether or not you can be in your sons life. In the instance your ex-girlfriend sticks to this hard line, you can file a petition for custody with the courts. It is not...

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  9. What do i have to do to get sole custody of my Children?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey K. Traylor
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    The answer to your question question depends on whether or not you were married. In either case you should be able to petition for custody. If you were (or are) married, you need to file a petition for divorce and sole custody of the children under ORS Chapter 107. If you were never married then you need to initiate a filiation proceeding for custody under ORS 109.103. In addition, if you were never married the father of your children may be on the hook for retroactive child support. It may...

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  10. If someone defames you by name in a public forum, is there any recourse?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jay Bodzin
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Jeffrey K. Traylor
    4. Scott J. Corwin
    4 lawyer answers

    The previous answers largely hit the nail on the head, but it can be worth hiring a lawyer to write a demand letter requesting that the defamatory statements be removed from the forum. These types of requests are successful 95% of the time. Good luck. Jeffrey K. Traylor 1500 S.W. 1st Ave. Ste. 920 Portland, OR 97201 (503) 427-8054 www.multnomahlegal.com

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