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Parenting Plan Materials

INTRODUCTION. Oregon law requires a parenting plan in court cases involving parenting time. The parenting plan may be general or detailed, but it must say how much time, at a minimum, the children will spend with the non-custodial parent.  ORS 107.102


These materials will help parents create parenting plans that fit their families and are age-appropriate for their children.  The guides were developed by the State Family Law Advisory Committee's Parenting Plan Outreach Workgroup, which consulted parents and advocates as well as many professionals, including judges, court staff, attorneys, mediators, evaluators, and parent educators. 


If you have no safety concerns, you will want to click on the link below for the Basic Parenting Plan Guide. If you have safety concerns, click on the link below titled Safety Concerns (Questions to Help You Decide). After looking at the safety questions you realize you have valid reasons to be concerned, or you already know that there will be safety issues for you and/or your children. Click on the link below titled Safety-Focused Parenting Plan Guide to do a safety-focused parenting plan.


READ THE GUIDE FIRST. You should read the parenting plan guide before you fill out the worksheet or complete the forms.  There are links to information that can help you understand some legal words and terms and links to other information you may need to complete the forms.
TYPE OR WRITE IN YOUR ANSWERS. You may complete the forms by typing in your answers on the computer.  If you do this, you should save the completed form on your computer.  You must print the completed form so you can file it with the court. Make sure you save a copy of the form that you file with the court.


You also may print blank forms and write in the information by hand if you prefer.  You may add additional pages if you need more room for your responses.  Whether you type or write your answers on the form, save a copy of the completed form.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Not all courts accept the parenting plan forms on this website. If you choose to represent yourself and have not hired a lawyer, please check with your local court and/or facilitator to find out whether the court in your county accepts these forms. 


NOTE:  Certain files available for download from our website are in Portable Document Format (PDF).  You need a PDF viewer or reader to fill in and save those files.  Adobe offers a free Adobe Acrobat Reader, which works with Windows and Macintosh operating systems.  You can download it from the Adobe website. Adobe also provides free User Informaton for the visually impaired.