Zillah, WA asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Oregon

Q: I just won custody of my daughter this morning. Can I have her live with my mother until I get our home next month?

I won’t be living there but will be with her everyday

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M. Nicole Clooten
M. Nicole Clooten
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Pendleton, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: If you are the sole custodian, that means that you make the decision as to where the child lives. However, you want to be careful about the amount of time you are not with the child, because being away that long could reflect poorly in future proceedings if there are any. Additionally, if there is a provision in your parenting time plan that each party gets the first right of refusal for providing care in the even that the other parent cannot, you will have to abide by that provision.

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