What are some of the reasons why a parent should call Family Services during a divorce action?

By Laura Schantz
October 03, 2016

Parents are advised to not call Family Services. Family Services doesn’t necessarily help a situation in a divorce case, and it’s best for a parent, if they’re concerned about their child having been abused in some way or neglected, to have the ability to go to Circuit Court and request a hearing on immediate danger and ask for emergency custody of their child and then schedule a longer hearing to really share what happened and have the court fashion a safe custody and parenting plan for their child without ever involving Family Services.


Laura Schantz, a Beaverton divorce and family lawyer and mediator has helped clients find creative solutions to complex financial matters involving asset division, spousal support, and child support. To learn more about Laura Schantz and her firm, visit www.oregondivorceattorney.com.

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October 03, 2016
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