Pre-Judgment and Post-Judgment Status Quo Orders

In Oregon, a Status Quo Order prevents either parent from:

  • Changing a child’s usual schedules and routine for the past 3 months (including school attendance and enrollment);
  • Interfering with the parenting time of the other parent; OR
  • Changing where a child lives

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools are obviously closed and following a child’s usual school routine is almost impossible. However, parenting time schedules and the place where a child lives can still be maintained during shelter-in-place and stay-at-home orders.

If your co-parent has recently changed or is trying to change your parenting time with your child or where your child lives, a status quo order may be the remedy for you.

There are different statutes and different procedures if you are pre-judgment or post-judgment. This can make getting a status quo order tricky.

You may want to consult with an experienced family attorney if you are unsure how to do it on your own. To schedule a telephone or video conference consultation, with us please contact us.


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Portland, OR 97209