Divorce can be difficult even under the best of circumstances. People move on, get new jobs and move out of state or abroad. Out-of-state divorce is even more emotionally challenging. At this time, you need an experienced and effective family law attorney. Our law firm has helped hundreds of families through divorce and child custody issues and is confident we can provide the legal advice and information you need to make smart decisions.

Oregon And Out-Of-State Divorce And Family Law Attorney

As your individual circumstances change, your child support, parenting time and child custody arrangements may need to be readdressed by the courts. If you have a family court order from Oregon but now live elsewhere, Oregon may still have jurisdiction over your case. The proceedings can be costly to attend and time-consuming to resolve.

When dealing with long-distance child custody and child support issues, it is helpful to retain a skilled family law attorney who is based in Oregon and is experienced in dealing with these issues. For a confidential consultation, contact us. We have more than 30 years of legal experience in divorce and family law issues. Stephen J. Bedor will promote your best interests while working efficiently to hold down costs.

Child Custody Evaluations And Modifications

If you or your former spouse wants to create or modify child custody arrangements, the court may order a custody evaluation. This is a formal investigation assessing your parenting skills, the custodial home and the affect a custody modification could have on your children.

When dealing with long-distance custody evaluations or any legal issue affecting your children, it is paramount to protect the best interests of your children as well as your own interests. Mr. Bedor has experience dealing with many different child custody evaluators. He can assist you in having the proper evaluator appointed by the court.

If your child custody arrangements will include interstate or international travel, we can help you make appropriate arrangements for your children's travel costs, which can also impact child support payments.

We Understand Child Custody Jurisdiction

The law governing which state has jurisdiction in child custody cases when the parents live in different states — the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act — is complex and can be difficult for many parents to understand. Typically, if you have an existing child custody order from an Oregon court or if your children primarily reside in Oregon, your case will be heard in Oregon.

In Multnomah County, Oregon, we can schedule your case on the Complex Litigation Docket to ensure it will indeed be heard on the day scheduled, saving you time and money.

Contact Us

Contact us for a confidential consultation today by calling 503-212-4878. Stephen Bedor represents many out-of-state clients and understands the unique processes involved. We can relate to the concerns of international and out-of-state clients, and we will keep in timely communication with you.