Resource Links


Links to Oregon Government
Websites Relevant to Family Law:


Lane County Family Mediation Program
and Information About Mandatory Parent
Education Class:

Lane County Circuiy Court Website:

Oregon Justice Department's
Family Law Website

Oregon Judicial Department’s
Basic Parenting Plan Guide:

Oregon State Bar:

Oregon Revised Statutes:

Oregon Child Support Program:

Oregon Child Support Calculator:

Division of Child Support
Branch Offices:

Oregon Child Support Program Application
for Services:

Oregon Child Support Program Request for Modification:

Second Chances: A Guidebook for Parents
Wishing to Reunite with their Children


Parenting Classes and
Resources in Lane County:


Parenting Now! (Formerly Birth to Three):

Center for Community Counseling:

The Relief Nursery

Catholic Community Services of Lane County -
Young Fathers Program

Lane Community College - Saturday Circus

Options Counseling Services of Oregon

Parent Helpline - (541) 485-5211

The Parent HelpLine – a free, confidential telephone resource in Lane County for parents and caregivers of children ages 0 to 6. Callers can: Talk about parenting, child development and behavior, family stress, and more; Find out how to join a playgroup or parent support group; Be directly transferred to available services in the community; Receive information and referral to other agencies; Schedule a time to talk about the specific needs of your family. Appointments may be at your home, a park or other setting.



Adoption Law Websites:


American Bar Association Center on
Children and the Law

The American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law works to improve children's lives by advances in law, knowledge, justice, practice and public policy. Its website provides articles and other resources for the legal community interested in children's issues.


Child Welfare Information Gateway

The Child Welfare Information Gateway (formerly known as the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse) provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families.


Adoption Tax Credit

Information provided by the Internal Revenue Service on the federal adoption tax credit.


Family Law Websites,
Articles and Other Resources:


Divorce Magazine

Divorce Net

The Our Family Wizard

Up To Parents



Resources for Veterans and Military Members


Military Divorce Guide

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act

Servicemembers Civil Relief Act


Your Rights Under USERRA (PDF Document)



Best Books on Divorce


The books here are those that we know to be of high quality and generally useful for most people going through divorce:

  • Mom's House, Dad's House: A Complete Guide for Parents Who Are Separated, Divorced, or Living Apart , by Isolina Ricci
  • Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce & Building a New Life, by Abigail Trafford
  • How to Avoid the Divorce from Hell, and Dance
    Together at Your Daughter's Wedding
    , by Sue Talia
  • What Every Woman Should Know About Divorce and Custody, by Gayle Rosenwald Smith, J.D., and Sally Abrahms
  • 2nd Chances : Men, Women, and Children a Decade After Divorce, by Judith S. Wallerstein
  • The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce, also by Judith S. Wallerstein
  • The Good Divorce, by Constance R. Ahrons
  • Cutting Loose: Why Women Who End Their Marriages Do So Well, by Ashton Applewhite
  • Divorce for Dummies, by John Ventura & Mary Reed
  • Divorce and Money: How to Make the Best Financial Decisions During Divorce, by Violet Woodhouse
  • Your Pocket Divorce Guide, by Linda C. Senn