Research shows that children do best when both parents are involved in a stable and meaningful way. This requires families to establish clear communication, cooperation and coordination. To be able to spend structured time with your child you need a parenting plan. This plan sets out which days and nights you get to have your child and when the other parent will have the child. This way there are guidelines so that each parent knows what is expected.
The following video helps explain about parenting plans and where to go for more information. Please also see the Parenting Time Calculator, a tool to help create a parenting plan and used to determine the amount of a parent's child support obligation.
A Spanish language video is available here: Planes de educación de los hijos - ¿Por qué quieres un.
Pilot Program To Help Parents - We have launched a pilot program in Multnomah county to serve low-income parents who wish to increase meaningful contact with their children but do not have formal parenting plans. This program helps non-custodial parents navigate the family legal system. For more information please contact:
Multnomah County Family Court Services
1021 SW 4th Ave, Suite 350
Portland, OR 97204