Determining the custody of your children can be a delicate matter. Whether you are a single parent or are facing a divorce, you want what is best for your child. Establishing a parenting plan is one way in which the courts in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties ensure that the needs of the child are met in a way that is reasonable for everyone involved.

The Law Office of Stephen J. Bedor knows that your family dynamic is unique from any other family. We understand that a judge does not know your family, and a form you download from a website will not do justice to the personal considerations you desire to include in a parenting plan. We have been guiding families through custody and parenting issues for over 30 years, and we want to provide you with the same personal attention as you navigate this new time in your life.

Designing A Plan That Fits Your Family

A carefully crafted parenting plan is more than just a schedule of where your child will spend time each day of the week. With your plan, you and your co-parent can anticipate many factors that may otherwise cause stressful disputes, such as these:

  • A rotation of holidays, birthdays and special occasions

  • Division of time between homes over summer months when school is out

  • Rules and routines for overnight visits

  • Boundaries for taking the children on long trips

  • Frequency and methods of communication with the child when the other parent has custody

The more detail you wish to include in your plan, the more likely you will avoid misunderstandings and confusion in the future. Keeping the language vague and general may result in conflict and unnecessary future litigation. We can help you design a plan so that the language is clear and concise.

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As time passes, an experienced lawyer can help you petition to modify your plan when you find it is no longer working or if one of you wishes to relocate with the children. We will also fiercely advocate for modifications if you fear your co-parent is neglecting or abusing the children.

Let Stephen J. Bedor help you the way we have helped so many families in Lake Oswego and the surrounding communities. Contact our offices at 503-212-4878 or online for answers to your questions.