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

    what should i do ?

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    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 necessary that you be married for the court to determine custody and parenting time provisions. In addition, in the case of unmarried parents, the court can order you to pay retroactive child support, even if you never had a relationship with your son.

    Finally, it is important that you get a court ordered parenting plan so that you can develop a relationship with your son from birth. The longer you go without any parenting time, the more reticent the court will be to award you any significant amount. If you wish to discuss the situation further I would be happy to meet with you and give you a more comprehensive explanation of your rights and what you can expect. Good luck!

    Jeffrey K. Traylor
    Multnomah Legal LLC
    7406 SE Milwaukie Ave.
    Portland, OR 97202
    (503) 427-8054

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  • Is there as statute of limitations on aggrevated Theft 1?

    I was arrested but the DA didn't file charges.

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Aggravated theft in the first degree is a class B felony. Generally, the statute of limitations on felonies is 3 years from the date of the offense. The statute governing this issue is ORS 131.125.

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

    I live in Oregon and i have a 12 & 13 year old both of who have not seen or heard from their father for 11 years. He does not pay child support, we have no clue where he may be, he has never tried to contact myself or the children. I want to get...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    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 also be possible at this point to have his parental rights terminated for neglect. If you need assistance with this problem please do not hesitate to contact my office.

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  • Can my ex husband get out of paying me the last year of spousal support?

    Decree orders him to pay $300 a month for 2 years. He has decided he doesn't want to pay for the last year. He is getting married and has a baby on the way. He still has his job, no loss of income.

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    The fact that your husband has "decided" he doesn't want to pay his spousal support does not eliminate his legal obligation. You need to go back through the court system to initiate contempt proceedings against him in order to collect on the judgment. If the contempt proceeding is not sufficient to get him to pay voluntarily you may be able to garnish his wages in order to collect your back support.

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