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Establishing a Parenting Plan

It’s important for families to establish clear communication, cooperation and coordination. This can be done by developing a structured parenting plan to determine which days and nights each parent spends with the child. A parenting plan provides guidelines so that each parent knows what is expected.

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Parenting Plans – Why would you want one?

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Need Parenting Plan Help?

There is a resource for parents who need help making a written parenting plan! You can learn more about parenting plans here. You can use the Interactive Parenting Plan (IPP) option found on the Oregon Judicial Department website in online forms. The IPP includes information about plans for different age groups, sample plans, and also legal and domestic resources. It will guide you through questions about you and your family to make and allow you to print your own plan.


Pilot Program To Help Parents

The Oregon Child Support Program has 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 parents who pay support navigate the family legal system. For more information, please contact:

Multnomah County Family Court Services
1021 SW 4th Ave., Ste. 350
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: 503-988-3189


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