Stressed about child custody arrangements? One of the biggest emotional and financial stressors for parents is facing a custody battle. As custody issues arise during a divorce proceeding, unmarried parents also find themselves facing custody and parenting time problems. Most parents have a deep emotional need to foster a close, nurturing relationship between their child or children. During child custody litigation, sometimes one parent is willing to do whatever necessary to gain full custody and tarnish your reputation, which is why you need the best family law attorneys in the Eugene area to fight for you. An experienced Oregon family law attorney will present you in the best possible light, and work with the other party or their attorney to reach a fair decision. To prevent relationships from souring, hiring a family law attorney helps maintain the dynamic of your family during an already difficult time. We make sure to present you to the court in the most favorable way so a just parental custody ruling can be reached. Ms. Fowler is an accomplished trial lawyer and is aware of the nature of child custody cases in Oregon, with years of success to prove it. She is also skilled in negotiating with other parties and their desires to prevent custody proceedings from going to court.
FACTORS TO DISCUSS IN A CHILD CUSTODY CASE
There are a host of factors that help determine the outcome of a child custody case. Often these issues will be mentioned in court, which a client should be prepared to discuss, such as:
- Emotional ties – The emotional ties and connection between both parties and the child or children.
- Ability to provide emotional support – The ability and capacity of either party to provide the child or children with love, guidance, and furthering of the education of the child or children.
- Mental and physical health – The mental and physical health of both parties involved.
- Ability to provide material goods and care – The ability to provide the child or children with, food, clothing, and medical care.
- Previous housing or living environment – How long the child has lived in a stable, satisfactory condition or environment, and the ability of both parties to continue to provide a satisfactory environment.
- Domestic violence – Any history or accounts of domestic violence.
When unmarried parties must begin the process of establishing custody, there are other factors that must be considered: parenting time, child support, medical insurance and uninsured costs, life insurance, tax dependency designation, and other parental rights. Quite often, these issues can get forgotten. If a custody matter is contested, we make sure that we address all the potential issues that may arise and will do our best to negotiate an amicable resolution. However, when other parties do not want to agree, we will litigate the matter and present all the evidence necessary to make sure you and your child(ren’s) rights are protected. Ms. Lindsay H. Fowler understands the want for a mother of father to be with their child and will work hard to present you in the most favorable light to ensure that a reasonable child custody decision is made.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF CHILD CUSTODY AGREEMENTS IN OREGON
When it comes to child custody cases, there are a variety of different child custody types. The most common custody agreements are joint custody, where both parents receive equal custody of the child. It is important to know the various types of child custody, they include:
- Legal Custody – this determines who holds the decision-making power for the child’s life and wellbeing. This includes medical, education and religious choices.
- Sole Custody – Can be split into physical or legal custody, and often determines who has sole legal and or physical custody of the child. In instances of sole child custody, the noncustodial parent will typically have parenting time with the child.
- Joint Custody – Joint child custody permits both parents to have decision-making authority over the child, and the child often resides alternately at one parent’s residence, then the other parent’s place of residence.
Keep in mind child custody rulings can be modified if necessary. Whether it be a change in a parent’s schedule, or should one parent move to another state, new child custody modification can be negotiated. In Oregon, custody and parenting time matters also require court mandated mediation. You may be able to work with the other party to establish custody or parenting time. If you cannot, our office will advocate for you to get the best for you and your child(ren).
Lindsay H. Fowler, an experienced attorney in the field of family law, provides the best in terms of legal representation in the Oregon area and would be happy to assist you with your child custody case. We will keep in mind your personal relationship with your child, and work to reach a custody agreement that is fair. Contact our offices to schedule a meeting with our associates, so we can begin to advocate for your rights as a parent.
TALK TO A QUALIFIED EUGENE CHILD CUSTODY ATTORNEY
At the office of Lindsay H. Fowler, you will work with a knowledgeable experienced attorney in Lindsay H. Fowler, who has been successfully practicing law in Oregon for years. She is well versed in how Oregon family court judges rule in terms of divorce and child custody cases, and well leverage her vast expertise on your behalf. Ms. Fowler is skilled at negotiating between parties and will be able to provide realistic advice regarding your wishes and that of other parties. Ms. Fowler’s areas of law practice include:
Lindsay H. Fowler provides legal representation that is both professional and compassionate and understands a parent’s need to be with their child. Divorce and child custody arrangements are never easy, but with our law firm, you can rest assured that Oregon family law attorney Ms. Fowler will make the legal process as seamless as possible. If you are looking for a qualified Eugene Oregon family law or child custody attorney, contact us today to get started.
CONSULT WITH US TODAY
Looking for a good family law attorney in Eugene Oregon? Terminating a marriage can be extremely stressful, often you are faced to address a host of factors in your life that are up in the air. Choosing to hire an experienced Oregon divorce attorney helps alleviate stress and provide peace of mind. Lindsay H. Fowler works with you to explain the legal process, set up reasonable expectations, and help eliminate the anxiety associated with the divorce process.
Ms. Fowler has extensive experience in other areas of law that gives her the ability to address other potential legal issues that sometimes arise in a divorce proceeding. Whether you have been served divorce papers from your partner, or you are looking to file for divorce, call the office of Lindsay H. Fowler today for a consultation. Ms. Fowler prioritizes compassionate, professional legal representation, and as an experienced trial lawyer, she is prepared to fight for you.
To say Lindsay Fowler is spectacular would be an understatement. She is a pit bull – once she gets her teeth sunk in she doesn’t let go. I had a tough case, and she won it for me.
Ms Fowler was exceptional, caring and professional during a difficult divorce proceeding. I would not have made it through without her and her incredible support staff.
This law office is amazing, Miss Fowler is the best at what she does, I would recommend this legal office to anyone! If you need help go here! And the receptionist is just wonderful!
Lindsey Fowler was my divorce attorney through the worst time of my life. She gave me honest advice and excellent feedback. Her staff is top-notch as well. Everyone always returned phone calls, emails, and answered my questions. I cannot give her enough stars!
Will be eternally grateful to this law firm for helping my elderly father through a very difficult time in his life. After a string of traumatic events, (and a near death experience), my father now finds himself in a difficult separation with his estranged wife. Nothing has been easy with this separation and both Lindsay and Kim have been incredibly supportive and empathetic to his situation. Can’t thank them enough for their patience and professionalism with this difficult case.
Lindsay Fowler handled my divorce and protected the well being of myself for years to come. I am ever so grateful to her for her insight down the road for me in my settlement. She had my best interest at heart. Ms. Fowler thought of everything in an extremely stressful and difficult time for me. Thank you Ms. Fowler!!! If there were 10 stars, I would give her a 10 star rating!! A person just comes out ahead with Ms. Fowler as their attorney!
My attorney Lindsay was wonderful, she was on time, always returned my calls/email. She was to the point and explained things so I can understand the legal language. I felt like she had my back when no one did. She and her legal secretary made it as easy as possible given the situation.
Ms. Fowler has helped me with child custody issues. Navigating the court process with her felt like a partnership. She really cared about getting a positive outcome for me and my family and she absolutely delivered. I would definitely seek her services in the future if I need a competent attorney.
Smart, thoughtful, attentive, kind, and professional. Lindsey Fowler and her team guided us through a very stressful, emotional legal matter with integrity, awareness and discussions of all possible outcomes as well as the pros and cons of choices we needed to make. It was a bit scary to trust our family’s future and follow advice that was unfamiliar, even when it was a good choice. I am grateful for the superb work for us, as well as the continued support if we have questions.
I highly recommend Lindsey Fowler and this whole team to anyone needing a strong legal representative and caring advocate in their corner.
If I could give more stars. I would. Lindsay became my attorney in the worst part of my life. With the charges I was facing my sentencing could have been far worse. But she helped me have the opportunity to have my charges reduced in 3 years if I complied with the courts requirements. And I did just that. 2 1/2 years later, I contacted Lindsay through her amazing assistant Kim to see if we could get the charges reduced 6 months early. And we did it. I couldn’t believe it. The hard work, effort and compassion that these women showed me is something I will cherish for the rest of my life. I am forever grateful. I couldn’t have asked for a better team to be on my side.