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Matt McKean

Could we be held responsible for our parents’ bills?

By: Matthew C. McKean
In Family law it is well known that Parents have a duty to support their children. This is the basis by which the state can impose child support on divorcing parents. In Probate law, practitioners have long told their clients that they have no duty to pay their parents’ debts with the child’s assets.

But take a look at ORS § 109.010 Duty of Support. This statue says “Parents are bound to maintain their children who are poor and unable to work to maintain themselves; and children are bound to maintain their parents in like circumstances.” Does this mean that children really are responsible for their parents’ debts? Read Full Article.


Portland Attorney Amy Velázquez

Are you in need of low cost supervised parenting time and/or a location for safe exchanges of your children? New services are available at the Washington County Courthouse for families with domestic violence issues.

By: Amy N. Velázquez
Safety First will now be offering Supervised Parenting Time and Safe Exchanges of children between parents for unsupervised parenting time at the Washington County Courthouse in Hillsboro. Read Full Article.

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