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When You Need a Family Law Attorney

Ken A Kissir
Troutdale/East County Divorce & Child Support Attorney

What Is Family Law?

Family law generally involves divorce, custody and parenting time, separations, partnership dissolution and annulments. Within these categories are numerous sub-categories, for instance:

Family law often includes:

  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Paternity
  • Prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements
  • Modification proceedings

Other common issues that arise are:

  • Modifying custody and parenting time (formerly known as visitation)
  • Restraining orders (“Family Abuse Prevention Act” orders)
  • Stalking protective orders (SPO)
  • Defending District Attorney charges for contempt of court for alleged violations of SPO and FAPA orders
  • DHS proceedings for allegations of abuse or neglect
  • Guardianships, grandparent, and other third-party custody and visitation proceedings
  • Adoptions