OFFICER SHOOTS A FATHER AMIDST A CUSTODY DISPUTE AT SCHOOL

Child custody disputes can get out of hand, and occasionally, they can put others in danger. Sometimes, cases are complicated, and this can result in many conflicts.

Take, for example, a tragic story about a man who was killed after enrolling his child into a middle school without his ex-wife's permission. According to the story, the Army veteran, 30, came to the middle school when the school called to say that a custody dispute was occurring. They also informed the school's resource officer. The officer called a Eugene police officer to the scene as well for support.

IS THERE A PERFECT PARENTING PLAN?

Child custody is an important factor in any divorce. Determining what happens to your child is necessary, even if neither parent really wants to consider spending time apart from their child.

The reality of a divorce is that there is no option but to divide your time with your child. The good news, though, is that a good parenting plan makes a world of difference. If you and your spouse can get along following the divorce, then there may even be options like co-habitating and co-parenting in unique ways that benefit your child.

HELP YOUR KIDS ADJUST TO DIVORCE WITH THESE 3 SIMPLE TIPS

Divorces can hurt families in many ways other than just separating two parents. For children, the situation may feel like the end of all they've ever known. Teens may struggle to adjust to the changes they're going through with their parents while maintaining control over their own lives.

The good news is that parents can do things to reduce their children's struggles during divorce. From talking about the divorce to keeping children together, there are ways to reduce stress and maintain the family unit as much as possible.

3 TIPS FOR TALKING TO YOUR TEEN WHEN YOU DIVORCE

The teen years are hard enough without life-changing events, but when you find out that your parents are divorcing, that can be devastating. As a parent of a teen, you need to find an appropriate way to discuss the divorce and to help your teen understand your choices.

One of the issues with divorce when you have a teen is that they are likely to have their own opinion about the divorce and to vocalize them. You need to be prepared as a parent to listen and respond in a way that helps your situation and protects your relationship with your child.

WHAT COURTS CAN (AND CAN’T) CONSIDER IN CUSTODY CASES

Divorcing parents may have many worries regarding child custody. For one, they may be afraid that they might, for one reason or another, be at a disadvantage in custody proceedings. What can and can’t Oregon courts consider in child custody matters?

There are a variety of factors state law directs courts to look at when deciding what custody setup would be in the best interests of the child in question. This includes the emotional ties, relationship, interests and attitudes each of the parents has regarding the child