Child custody courts in Oregon want children to have a relationship with both of their parents whenever this is possible. They believe that in the majority of circumstances, this is what is in the best interests of the child. However, situations can arise where a parent's custodial influence could actually damage the well being of the child. In these situations, the courts may take action to take away custody.
If you have lost custody of your child or believe that you are at risk of losing custody of your child, it is important that you understand how child custody courts operate. Additionally, if you want to protect your child from their other parent, you should learn about the circumstances in which the courts will step in to do this.