Portland, OR asked in Family Law for Oregon

Q: I have sole custody of my children, my ex has court ordered parenting time each week.

He informed that during his parenting time, he will be working open to close at his job. He is refusing to tell me how he plans to care for the children during that time. He claims it is his personal life and none of my business. Is he allowed legally to keep information regarding the care of my children from me? Both children under 4 yrs of age.

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Jessica Larsen
Jessica Larsen
  • Salem, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: It depends on what is ordered in your parenting plan, which can be found in your judgment. If you filed a Basic Parenting Plan Form from the Oregon Judicial Branch, there is a generic statement under section 6.1, stating "each parent will make day-to-day decisions regarding the care and control of our children during the time they are caring for our children." Additionally, you must check section 9.4 for caregiver/babysitter guidelines. There is no requirement that he share information regarding care of the children during his parenting time, but you are entitled to ensure he is complying with section 9.4.

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