Oregon Long Term Care Information:
When is long term care needed? What is the measure of impairment that means we need help with our activities of daily living? What are these activities? And if a loved one needs care, how do we go about locating that care and paying for it? Answers to these important questions can be found here.
Some important rights and protections under Oregon law
Support for the elderly: Sometimes we need help, but just don’t know who to contact to get that help. The Aging and Disability Resource Connection of Oregon is a clearinghouse for services and information to address aging and disability needs. It serves all Oregon residents, regardless of income. Find a local office at https://adrcoforegon.org/consite/connect.php or call 1 855-673-2372.
Oregon law protects the interests of vulnerable and elderly individuals. Unfortunately, there are those who would abuse the elderly and vulnerable in many ways, including physically, sexually, emotionally and financially. There are both criminal and civil penalties for taking advantage of these individuals. Elder Financial Abuse protections can be found here in Chapter 124.
Support for consumers:
Oregon law also provides many protections for consumers. The Oregon Department of Justice is the advocate for all of us as we do business, make purchases, and navigate through our busy lives. Find consumer protection information about buying a car, mortgage foreclosure, the annual top 10 consumer complaint list, identity theft and more here.
You can even search for complaints against a company that you want to do business with. Specific laws protecting consumers can be found in Chapter 646, which describes Unlawful Trade Practices in Oregon.
Support for landlords and tenants:
Landlord Tenant Code can be found in Chapter 90.
It is helpful to educate yourself a bit about bankruptcy if you think it might be a solution for you. There is plenty of information available, but be careful to try to look at government or nonprofit websites. These are generally more reliable, and will not make representations and promises they can’t keep. The non-government or for profit sites often prey on the desperation of those facing foreclosure, collection action and lawsuits. Try these sites for reliable information:
- U.S. Trustee Program of the United States Department of Justice
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon
A variety of issues can arise in the area of family law. There are helpful forms located at the Oregon Judicial Department’s website.
Follow the links on the left side of the home page for information about divorce, self-represented parties, and assistance. You can also learn about Parenting Plans, Parent Education and Mediation provided by the family court service. The Oregon State Bar also maintains an online library of links for reference about this area of the law.
Oregon Child Support: Use the calculator and other tools to help determine child support and parenting time to allocate to each parent.
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