IMPORTANT NOTICE: The terms of your Parenting Plan will affect your legal rights and
responsibilities. You should consult the complete BASIC PARENTING PLAN GUIDE
available at http://courts.oregon.gov/familylaw before filling out this form. You should
consult an attorney or your caseworker before filing your Parenting Plan with the court.
GOALS FOR OUR CHILDREN
This plan is intended to ensure the children’s optimal development by providing continuity, stability and
predictability for the children, while ensuring frequent and continued contact with each parent. Because a
written plan cannot address every possible situation that might occur, the parents will implement this plan in a
spirit of good faith and mutual cooperation. Parents are encouraged to re-evaluate this plan from time to time
as their children’s needs change.
WHO OUR CHILDREN ARE ( additional names are listed on an attached page)
Write down the full legal name (do not use nickname), date of birth, age, and sex (male or female) of each child of this
relationship. If you have more than four children, check the box, write their information on a separate page and
attach it to your Parenting Plan form.
Full Name Date of Birth Current age Sex (check one)
M / F
WHAT THE WEEKLY SCHEDULE WILL BE
IMPORTANT: Your decisions about how much time your children will spend in the care of each parent
will have important financial implications. This decision can affect how much child support a parent is
responsible for, whether a parent can claim a tax dependency deduction, etc. To check the percentage
of parenting time your schedule gives each parent, go to https://justice.oregon.gov/calculator/parenting_time/
Parenting Time Schedule: Explain when your children will be in the care of each parent. You can use the
calendar in the Basic Parenting Plan Guide (BPPG) to help you work out your schedule. For questions and
tips that may help you decide on a parenting time schedule, see the section “
How Do I Get Started?” in the BPPG.
For information about the needs of different-aged children, and for sample parenting time schedules, see the age-
specific sections of “What’s Best for My Child?” in the BPPG. For books or other resources about creating a
parenting time schedule, see “Where Can I Learn More?” in the BPPG.
The parents acknowledge that they remain the children’s parents at all times. Each parent is responsible for
providing the children with a quality experience and for acting in the children’s best interests.
For the purposes of describing the parenting time schedule, “Parent A” is the parent who the children
stay with more than half the time, and “Parent B” is the parent who the children stay with less than half the
time. If the parenting time is exactly even, it does not matter who is assigned which letter. In this document:
Parent A is (name) Parent B is (name)
Weekday and Weekend Schedule:
We will follow the schedule set forth below
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