My ex-wife is currently attempting to relocate from Seattle to Portland with our 4 year old son. She currently has the majority of the residential schedule (65/35). I'm objecting to the relocation but chances are she'll be allowed to relocate since Washington State provides a presumption in favor of relocation on behalf of the parent with the majority of the residential schedule. I refuse to live in a separate city from my son so if I have to, I will likely follow her but for obvious reasons, would prefer not to make a habit of following her for the next 14 years. Are there any Portland based lawyers here who could address Oregon state relocation statutes?Thanks all for your feedback - most helpful! Herb, when you wrote: " the burden of trying to stop a relocation is on the non-custodial parent (another concept that is different than WA law)" - did you mean to say the burden is on the custodial parent? I'm confused since in WA state the burden is on me (the non-custodial parent) to prove that the move is not in the best interest of our child? Also, my ex-wife currently maintains the majority of the residential schedule but if I were to follow her, I will be hoping to secure a 50/50 schedule. In the event that she were to agree to this, would it be substantially more difficult for her to move again if we had a 50/50 arrangement versus our current 65/35 schedule (according to Oregon law, that is?) Does Oregon designate a custodian even in 50/50 parenting plans? Thanks again!
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