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Only if your Judgment gives you specific authority to determine the children’s place of residence. A sole custody judgment does not give you the right to move without additional steps.
When a child is adopted, the birth parent’s rights are terminated and the adoptive parent is the child’s legal parent. Adoption is permanent. If a couple adopts a child and later divorces, each must realize that either party could be awarded custody of the adopted child or be ordered to pay child support.
There are two types of custody: sole custody and joint custody. Each situation is unique regarding the amount of parenting time to the mother and the father. The type of custody granted also affects which parent has the final say in major decisions about the child’s upbringing, such as education, religion, and medical care.
To file for divorce, either 1) the couple must have married in the state and at least one spouse must be a resident of Oregon or 2)the person filing for divorce has to have been living in Oregon for at least six months before filing the divorce papers in the county where the petitioner lives.
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