Showing That a Father Poses a Serious Risk of Psychological or Emotional Harm to His Children Is a Sufficient Basis to Award Custody to Grandparents; Ruling Not Disturbed

In re Marriage of O'Donnell-Lamont, 91 P.3d 721 (Or. 2004), cert. denied, 125 S. Ct. 867 (2005)

Following a divorce, a bitter court battle over who should have custody of the children from the marriage often ensues.  The dispute may focus on who is the children's "psychological parent" (i.e., the parent to whom the children are most emotionally attached) or whether one of the parents pose a risk of psychological or emotional harm to the children...

Found in DMHL Volume 25 Issue 1