Oregon Divorce Frequently Asked Questions

No information below should be relied upon as formal legal advice. These answers should not be used in place of a personal consultation with a qualified lawyer.

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How does parenting time in Oregon work? Is it the same as “visitation?”

The court will usually approve any parenting plan (visitation schedule) agreed to by you and your spouse. An example schedule is for each parent to have the children on alternate weekends and specific times during summer vacation and holidays.  In Oregon, the term “visitation” has been replaced by the term “parenting time” in recognition of the fact that both parents retain rights by virtue of being a parent.

We encourage liberal time-sharing except in extraordinary circumstances. Every county has a model parenting plan which can be used by those families that do not want to write their own. Contrary to popular belief, the model plan is not a statement of the law, a minimum or a maximum time allowed between the child and the non-custodial parent. It is exactly what it says it is: a model plan.

Contact one of our experienced family law, custody, and divorce lawyers today for a consultation on Oregon parenting time and parenting plans.