Creating Parenting Plans That Work In Oregon
Parenting plans should be a unique expression of each family’s strengths and take into account the age of the child(ren) and the needs of the child(ren). No two families are exactly alike and therefore a cookie-cutter approach will not work. Parenting plans are typically based on each parent’s historic relationship with a child, but they also need to take into account that each child’s needs will change as that child grows.
Increasingly, fathers are taking a more active role in their children’s lives and the law ensures that the courts must approach parenting schedules in a gender-neutral manner. The bottom line is that a parenting plan or schedule must be based on the best interests of the child.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in working with parents to develop parenting plans that are not only workable, but also in a child’s best interests. When there is a dispute about the parenting plan including legal custody, Aaby Family Law, PC, has extensive experience working with psychologists in the area who conduct parenting evaluations. Barbara Aaby was the past chair of the American Bar Association’s Child Custody Committee, and she brings years of experience and knowledge to assist parents in working toward the best outcome for their children.
Considering The Best Interests Of Your Children
In every case, we work with the client in understanding and implementing a parenting plan that is based on the best interests of the child. Parenting plans include a parenting schedule as well as an award of legal custody. Legal custody can either be joint legal custody or sole legal custody given to one parent. We are committed to helping every client create a workable parenting plan that is based on the best interests of the child.
There are times when one parent decides to move out of the greater Portland area, and this will result in a major disruption of the existing contact a parent has with his or her child(ren). We have experience in assisting individuals in relocation or move away situations.
We also realize that families change and that parenting plans may need to be revised as well. As such, we can pursue modifications as necessary. In instances where someone violates a court-ordered parenting plan, we can also pursue enforcement actions.