Oregon Enacts Weak Parenting Bill

June 13, 2019 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

Oregon has passed a bill that some may consider an “equal parenting” bill.  That may be a slight improvement over the status quo, but my guess is it’ll mean little-to-no change in parenting time orders.  Governor Katherine Brown signed it into law. 

Here’s the pertinent language of what is now the law in the Beaver State.

“In developing a parenting plan under this subsection, the court may order equal parenting time. If a parent requests that the court order equal parenting time in the parenting plan, the court may deny the request if the court determines, by written findings, that equal parenting time is not in the best interests of the child or endangers the safety of the parties.” 

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