Law Office of Gordon L. Dick

Serving Salem And The Oregon Coast


Salem, Oregon, Child Custody Attorney

Oregon Visitation Lawyer

Many parents have misconceptions about the connection between custody and parenting time. They think that if the other spouse has sole custody, they will not have any parental rights in raising the child.

That is not the case. Even if you are not designated the sole custodial rights to your child, you still have parenting rights and can be an influential part of how your child is raised. When you contact our firm — the Law Office of Gordon L. Dick — we can help you understand the connection between custody, parenting time and support. Our Salem, Oregon, child custody attorney also helps clients determine if they should fight for sole or joint custody.

Creating Consistent Parenting Time

When we work with clients, one of the first things we work to create is a sound parenting plan. For parents who have an active relationship, our first concern is preserving continuity of contact. It is important for parents to have regular, predictable time with their children, and we help parents create routines with their children.

Discussions With Your Child About a New Significant Other

After a divorce or significant change in family structure, many parents have questions about when it is appropriate to introduce a new significant other to their kids. We work with clients to help them understand the impact their dating habits can have on their children and on the divorce process.

If you have questions about how to introduce your kids to people you are dating, we can help. In additional to preliminary conversations at our end, we can also introduce you to counselors who may have beneficial advice about the best way to minimize negative impacts on your kids.

We can help you move forward from any point in the custody process. Contact us online or call 503-980-4278 to schedule your initial consultation.