Meghan S Bishop’s Answers

Meghan S Bishop

Beaverton Child Abuse Lawyer.

Contributor Level 7
  1. My parental rights are terminated; the adopted mom had my bio kids removed for sex/child abuse, can I intervene in dependency ?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Meghan S Bishop
    2. Barry Franklin Poulson
    2 lawyer answers

    You really need to hire an attorney as soon as possible that is experienced in juvenile dependency law. You have no legal rights to the children as your rights were terminated, but you do have emotional ties to them that should be recognized. There are legal ways that you can have your voice heard in the proceedings. Even though you qualify as a relative, for placement purposes your past DHS history will require you to go through Salem for additional certification review. This is a long,...

    Selected as best answer

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

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Meghan S Bishop
    2. Theressa Hollis
    3. Orion Jacob Nessly
    3 lawyer answers

    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.

    3 lawyers agreed with this answer

    1 person marked this answer as helpful

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

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Meghan S Bishop
    1 lawyer 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....

    2 lawyers agreed with this answer

    1 person marked this answer as helpful

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

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Jay Bodzin
    2. Meghan S Bishop
    2 lawyer answers

    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...

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

    1 person marked this answer as helpful

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

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Meghan S Bishop
    3. Tracy Ann Moore
    4. A James Rockefeller
    5. Ikemesit Amajak Eyo
    5 lawyer answers

    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.

    3 lawyers agreed with this answer

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

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Meghan S Bishop
    2. Michael L Rich
    2 lawyer answers

    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.

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

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

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Meghan S Bishop
    2. Joanne Reisman
    3. Paula Brown Sinclair
    3 lawyer answers

    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.

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  8. Revoking Legal guardianship of my children.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Meghan S Bishop
    2. Theressa Hollis
    3. David L. Carrier
    3 lawyer answers

    The police are loathe to get involved in family law matters. That being said, you need to have the guardianship dismissed as soon as possible. You do not say in your question if this is a probate guardianship or a permanent guardianship. If the former, as a parent you have standing to dissolve, if the latter, your child or mother are the only ones who can make changes to the guardianship. It is essential that you speak to an attorney to go about this and do not let the potential cost scare...

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  9. Squatters

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Brent Allan Rose
    2. Marshall C Deason Jr.
    3. Meghan S Bishop
    4. Marcus Bazzell Boston
    4 lawyer answers

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

    2 lawyers agreed with this answer

  10. I have no income and need a Divorce what are my options

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Meghan S Bishop
    2. J. Richard Kulerski
    2 lawyer answers

    You should see if your local Legal Aid clinic would assist you at a reduced cost or see if your local court has per-printed forms. Also, most courts have a way to waive or defer filing fees. Good luck!

    2 lawyers agreed with this answer