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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Oregon on
Q: In Oregon if I have physical custody of My nephew and I file guardianship papers who does he stay with until court?

Nephew is 11yrs old his father is very unstable and lives in a van and in and out of his car and hotel rooms for the last few years.. now my nephew is living with a friend of his fathers and has been for a few months meanwhile his dad is still living in his car. My nephew talks about his dad and... Read more »

Nathan Held
Nathan Held answered on Nov 25, 2017

You seem to have a few questions. First, what are your rights as your nephew's aunt? You don't have any rights relating to your nephew, with exceptions that are not relevant here. Second, where will your nephew stay until the court date? Your nephew will stay where his parents allow him... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Child Support for Oregon on
Q: Do I need a lawyre to ask for child support?
Nathan Held
Nathan Held answered on Nov 25, 2017

No, you do not need a lawyer to ask for child support. You can submit your own "petition for custody and support" in an Oregon circuit court where the child is located. Most courts' webpages should have printable forms for submitting to the court and the fee should be $0. But a... Read more »

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