Parenting Time & Parenting Plans
Parenting time is the actual time a parent will spend with their child or children. Parents may agree on a parenting plan. If the parents are unable to agree on a plan, the court will create a plan. The court will consider the age of the child or children, safety concerns regarding the parent’s ability to parent, and the distance between the parents’ homes.
In order for a parenting plan to be enforced by the court, the plan must be included in a judgment or court order. A parenting plan may be either general or detailed. A general parenting plan must set forth the minimum amount of parenting time and access a noncustodial parent is entitled to have.
A detailed parenting plan may include, but need not be limited to, provisions relating to:
1. The residential schedule;
2. Weekend parenting;
3. Holidays, summer, birthday and vacation planning;
4. Phone and video contact; and
5. Transportation and exchanges.
Usually, parenting time schedules will change as a child grows older. To change a parenting plan, a parent must file a motion to modify. If a parent is not following the court-ordered parenting plan, a parent can file a motion to enforce or contempt against the other parent.
Davis & Pedrojetti Law specializes in parenting time matters in Medford and surrounding Southern Oregon areas. We have experience litigating complex parenting time disputes and creating detailed parenting plans which protect their client’s relationship with their children.