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Parenting Planning in Oregon

Oregon Courts Parenting Plan Information

Oregon Statutory Language

107.101 Policy regarding parenting. It is the policy of this state t

      (1) Assure minor children of frequent and continuing contact with parents who have shown the ability to act in the best interests of the child;

      (2) Encourage such parents to share in the rights and responsibilities of raising their children after the parents have separated or dissolved their marriage;

      (3) Encourage parents to develop their own parenting plan with the assistance of legal and mediation professionals, if necessary;

      (4) Grant parents and courts the widest discretion in developing a parenting plan; and

      (5) Consider the best interests of the child and the safety of the parties in developing a parenting plan. [1997 c.707 §1]

      107.102 Parenting plans; contents. (1) In any proceeding to establish or modify a judgment providing for parenting time with a child, except for matters filed under ORS 107.700 to 107.735, there shall be developed and filed with the court a parenting plan to be included in the judgment. A parenting plan may be either general or detailed.

      (2) A general parenting plan may include a general outline of how parental responsibilities and parenting time will be shared and may allow the parents to develop a more detailed agreement on an informal basis. However, a general parenting plan must set forth the minimum amount of parenting time and access a noncustodial parent is entitled to have.

      (3) A detailed parenting plan may include, but need not be limited to, provisions relating t

      (a) Residential schedule;

      (b) Holiday, birthday and vacation planning;

      (c) Weekends, including holidays, and school in-service days preceding or following weekends;

      (d) Decision-making and responsibility;

      (e) Information sharing and access;

      (f) Relocation of parents;

      (g) Telephone access;

      (h) Transportation; and

      (i) Methods for resolving disputes.

      (4)(a) The court shall develop a detailed parenting plan when:

      (A) So requested by either parent; or

      (B) The parent or parents are unable to develop a parenting plan.

      (b) In developing a parenting plan under this subsection, the court may consider only the best interests of the child and the safety of the parties. [1997 c.707 §2]



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