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Jeffrey K. Traylor

Bend Family Law Attorney.

Contributor Level 9
  1. My sons father has my son, and he recently got married. We won't give me his new address to where my son is at.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jay Bodzin
    2. Jeffrey K. Traylor
    2 lawyer answers

    The answer to your question (and whether or not I can give you an answer) depends on whether there is an existing custody judgment in Oregon. If a case was never filed in Oregon regarding custody of your son then California has jurisdiction and you will need to consult a California lawyer. That said, I will answer the remainder of your question as if there was a case filed in Oregon previously. If there was a prior judgment in Oregon then Oregon still has jurisdiction under the UCCJEA (...

  2. Modify a status quo order regarding child custody

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jay Bodzin
    2. James Baldock
    3. Jeffrey K. Traylor
    3 lawyer answers

    Jay is correct in that if the status quo order is already in place you wouldn't be able to modify it unless it was inaccurate at the time it was filed. You may still request that the court make a temporary order for custody, parenting time, or any other relief present in ORS 107.095(1) however. If the parenting plan has changed in practice the court may very well find that the status quo should be modified via temporary order to codify what is currently in place. In general, a child custody...

  3. Can I fire lawyer in custody case 2 days before trial.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jay Bodzin
    2. Jeffrey K. Traylor
    2 lawyer answers

    I often tell my clients directly, "you didn't hire me to tell you what you want to hear, you hired me to tell you the truth". When I say that, I mean it. There are situations where your lawyer will disagree with the course of action that you have chosen, but that doesn't mean they won't represent you will zeal and professionalism. That said, if your don't trust your counsel, you shouldn't work with them. You absolutely can fire your lawyer two days before trial, but without knowing more...

  4. If I file for divorce and serve my wife the papers, what recoarse do I have if she refuses to sign ?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jay Bodzin
    2. Conrad G Hutterli
    3. Jeffrey K. Traylor
    4. Barry Franklin Poulson
    4 lawyer answers

    Absolutely. Once you file your petition for dissolution (divorce paperwork) the other side has 30 days to respond. If the opposing party does not respond you can file a order of default, and eventually a default judgment wherein the court grants you everything you asked for in your petition, including a divorce. If the opposing party does file a response the matter will be docketed for trial and you will eventually be asking a judge for what you want if you don't agree by trial. Once the case...

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