It’s very hard. There is a presumption in Oregon that the legal parent acts in the best interest of the child, and ever since the United States Supreme Court case Troxel v. Granville that was decided in June of 2000, the rights of biological parents or legal parents have been extremely strengthened and almost all the states had changed their laws as it refers to third-party rights. Oregon changed its laws and made it much more difficult for a third party to get custody or visitation rights, because the parent’s interest became stronger.
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