Oregon Child Support Program

Parenting Time

Interested Mediators and Mediation Programs!

The State of Oregon Department of Justice, Division of Child Support is seeking Applications for the provision of mediation services for parenting time plans from court-connected mediator programs and private mediators meeting the qualifications needed under this Request for the following counties:  Douglas, Clatsop, Columbia, Malheur, Wallowa, Union, Klamath, Jackson, and Josephine.

Contracts entered into with Mediators under this Request will be for a two (2) year period, starting October 1, 2013, and continuing through September 30, 2015.

If you wish to apply for your county, see the Request for Quotation for Mediator Applications for more information on how to apply for this opportunity.

APPLICATIONS DUE: September 5, 2013, 12:00 pm Pacific Time

Research shows that children do best when both parents are involved in a stable and meaningful way. This requires families to establish clear communication, cooperation and coordination. To be able to spend structured time with your child you need a parenting plan. This plan sets out which days and nights you get to have your child and when the other parent will have the child. This way there are guidelines so that each parent knows what is expected.

The following video helps explain about parenting plans and where to go for more information. Please also see the Parenting Time Calculator, a tool to help create a parenting plan and used to determine the amount of a parent's child support obligation.


A Spanish language video is available here: Planes de educación de los hijos - ¿Por qué quieres un.

Pilot Program To Help Parents - We have launched a pilot program in Multnomah county to serve low-income parents who wish to increase meaningful contact with their children but do not have formal parenting plans. This program helps non-custodial parents navigate the family legal system. For more information please contact:

Multnomah County Family Court Services

1021 SW 4th Ave, Suite 350
Portland, OR 97204

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