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Meghan S Bishop

Meghan Bishop’s Answers

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  • What is the correct response when dealing with DHS regarding drug allegations during pregnancy, (positive test) then a negative?

    Hello, I had an incident where on dec 16 I went in for a check up and tested positive for methamphetamines, Then on dec 18th I gave birth and my son and I both tested negative. Needless to say, dhs is involved. Because I did not admit nor den...

    Meghan’s Answer

    You need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible who has experience in dealing with DHS. I cannot tell from your question whether a court case has been filed our not. If a case has not been filed, DHS is using this time to gather evidence against you for a potential court case. The agency can ask for the removal of your child and that your child be placed with relatives, or if no relatives are available, in stranger foster care. An attorney can review the case with you, make sure that DHS is held accountable and ensure the best outcome for you and your child.

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  • After 4 years of visitation w/ now 6 YO son w/ NO problems CSD (Oregon) involved police detective for bruise on son's back???

    Son stated I sat on his back and spanked him-totally not true. Police said if I don't come in and talk they will arrest me? This is third CSD investigation by mom. Last 2 there was NO abuse found. Do I need a attorney- can the police really threat...

    Meghan’s Answer

    You should not speak to law enforcement. There will be nothing good that comes of it. You should speak to a criminal law attorney immediately. The attorney should have experience with DHS and child abuse investigations in Oregon.

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  • What do I need to do to get legal custody or guardianship of my 13 year-old niece?

    My niece has left her home due to her parents' drinking and fighting. She left of her own accord and does not want to return. So far her mom has had no problem with this move. I want to have legal custody or guardianship to feel "safe" in the d...

    Meghan’s Answer

    You should speak to an experienced attorney in your area. In Oregon, to file for guardianship or custody, you need to prove that you have a parent-child relationship with your niece and that the relationship has existed for at least six months. If you do not meet this threshold, there may be other options.

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  • Can I take my son to his appointment with the specialist even though his father has requested a different day?

    I am in Oregon and I am the custodial parent and my son's father has 50% say in non-emergency medical decisons. My son has been dealing with chronic fluid in his ears, ear infections, hearing loss, constant plugged nose, snoring with periods of ch...

    Meghan’s Answer

    Obviously dad is interfering with appropriate medical treatment for your son. You need to follow the doctor's directions. Then, consider, changing the decision making power in your judgment.

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  • Squatters

    I own a duplex in Florida. An aquaintance asked me (5 to 6 months ago) if she could stay in the other apartment for a "few days". I said she could (for a few days only). There was no lease. She got the electric in her name. Moved her boyfriend in,...

    Meghan’s Answer

    You need to evict her. Your local court may have the forms for you. otherwise speak to an attorney.

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  • Can I (the father) be granted primary custody of my two young children if my spouse has abused me?

    I filed for divorce in May. We had a temporary parenting plan in place, my spouse has not followed it whatsoever. She was granted primary custodial, while I only had "weekend" visitation rights. She is unstable considering she can not hold a jo...

    Meghan’s Answer

    You should speak to an attorney immediately. There may be away you can get emergency custody to protect the safety of the children. In Oregon, if domestic violence can be proven then the abused parent automatically Is awarded custody. You need to speak to an attorney to see of there is a similar law in your jurisdiction.

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  • My husband wants to adopt my son?

    my husband wants to adopt my son he has been in taking care of him since he was 3months old, the father on the birth certificate is not the bio father, that was not found out til my son was 2yrs old, is there away for my husband to adopt him?

    Meghan’s Answer

    Your husband can file a step-parent adoption. You will probably have to provide notice to the legal father. It is important you speak to an attorney to ensure you are doing the adoption correctly.

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  • How do i respond to a notice to produce documents and answer interrogatories pertaining to divorce?

    It's defendant's 1st notce to produce and request for production of documents and defendant's 1st interrogatories to plantiff. I have been representing myself in this divorce but now have no idea what to do.

    Meghan’s Answer

    You need to speak to an attorney ASAP. Sometimes attorneys overreach in their request for discovery and interrogatories and, you, not knowing the law and wanting to comply will provide more information than you are legally required to. Answering these requests incorrectly can have long lasting consequences that can affect the outcome of your divorce.

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  • Do we have to tell the ex-wife that we set up health insurance for my husbands daughter?

    My husbands ex-wife is extremely vindictive & we are trying for custody of his daughter. We have set up health insurance & Aflac for his daughter through my work, we are going to notify childsupport but do we have to tell the ex-wife? If she knows...

    Meghan’s Answer

    It depends on what the judgment states. If he is supposed to insure her per the judgment, then he needs to tell his ex. If the child is on OHP, then she may not be eligible for the program because of the private insurance and you will have to tell the ex. You provide some concerning information in your post, and with more details, you could be in a situation where he could file for emergency temporary custody based on immediate danger to his daughter or, worse, could cause DHS involvement. You need to speak to an attorney as soon as possible to protect both his and his daughter's rights.

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