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Children & Families

NOTE: This web page provides general legal information in summary form. The information is not a complete explanation of the law in this area, and it is not intended to substitute for legal advice. The law in this area may change, and the changes may not be noted here. Contact a lawyer for legal advice.

Here is some helpful information about cases that involve children and families.

Some of these links will take you to Oregon Law Help, a website with free legal information.

It is always a good idea to talk to an attorney about your legal problem. Visit the Oregon State Bar Referral Service to find lawyers in your area.

Custody & Parenting Time

The focus when it comes to custody and parenting time is what’s best for the child.

Court Forms

Find the court forms for cases related to children and families.

Marriage, Divorce, Separation, & Annulment

Visit our Marriage, Divorce, Separation, and Annulment page to learn more about how these cases work in Oregon.

Adoption Records

Adoptions are confidential. But Oregon law allows some people access to some court adoption records.

Learn how to get adoption records in Oregon

Mediation in Family Law Cases

Mediation is a process that helps the people in a family law case reach an agreement about their issues. Mediation can help reduce the likelihood that a trial will be necessary. It can also help reduce the number of things to deal with in a trial.

Learn more about mediation in family law cases