A Brief Explanation of Parenting Time – Part 2

November 30th, 2016

One important thing a divorce attorney can do for a parent going through a divorce in Portland OR is to help them receive a fair amount of parenting time.

Parenting Time OutsideIn part one of this two-part series, we explained parenting time and the goals behind it. In this entry, we’re going to explain how parenting time is determined.

First, let’s define custodial and non-custodial parenting roles. The custodial parent is the parent who has physical custody of the child. The non-custodial parent is the one who receives parenting time.

In deciding parenting time, keep the following in mind:

• Oregon law acknowledges that every family is different and every case is unique.
• A minor child may decide at any time to cease visiting their non-custodial parent.
• If the non-custodial parent fails to pay child support, the custodial parent cannot cease parenting time.
• A parenting time plan can be altered if both parents agree.
• The only way for one parent to alter a parenting time plan is to petition the court.

To read part one of this series, click here.

If you’re going through a divorce in Portland OR, and are concerned about parenting time, then you might want to contact attorney Ronald Johnston. He has more than 40 years of experiences handling family law cases.

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