Can My wife take the kids and live out of state? I live in Oregon

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Can My wife take the kids and live out of state? I live in Oregon

She left for a 5 week vacation to Oklahoma and now says that she is going to stay there with the kids and to not come on her parents property unless I want to be arrested! I love my kids and just want to be there dad. I have no desire to fight with her. We have not filed for divorce or a legal separation. How can she do this ? Please help

Asked on July 2, 2009 under Family Law, Oregon

Answers:

Mark Kramer / Kramer & Associates

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

I can help you.  If the children have resided her for the past 6 months or more, Oregon has exclusive jurisdiction.  You should file a petition for divorce and seek custody and a temporary custody order.  Let's talk.  

MARK KRAMER, ATTORNEY

503.243.2733


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