Six Majors Factors Considered for Child Custody in Oregon

September 20th, 2017

If you live in Hillsboro or the surrounding area, and you need the services of one of the region’s many family law attorneys, contact Ronald Johnston. He has more than four decades of experience helping mothers and fathers obtain fair child custody orders.

In Oregon, courts award custody based on the “best interest of the child.” Yet, how does the court determine what is in the best interest of the child?

Judges consider many factors when awarding custody, including the following:

  1. The bond between the child and the other members of the family.
  2. Each party’s interest and attitude in receiving legal custody.
  3. The desire of each party to continue a relationship with their child.
  4. Are there past incidents of domestic violence? Are there past incidents of child abuse?
  5. The child’s preference for a primary caregiver, as long as that primary caregiver is fit to parent.
  6. Each party’s disposition to foster a close relationship between their child and the child’s other parent.

In the Hillsboro area, there are a lot of family law attorneys to choose from. However, few have the experience, dedication, and tenacity—especially when it comes to child custody—of Ronald Johnston.

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