Bothell, WA asked in Family Law for Oregon

Q: The parenting plan says, “when the child is not attending school, follow the summer schedule” is distance learning

Considered attending school? Do we stay on the summer schedule or do we go back to the school schedule?

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

A: This is a difficult question to answer, because this situation has not been addressed by a court yet, due to the novelty of COVID. For the sake of stability of the children, I would be inclined to think a judge would require the parties to follow the school schedule, despite the distance learning, because the school schedule allows for that time the children are spending learning. If you would like to change the parenting plan to account for distance learning, consult with a lawyer to determine your options.

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