What are the differences between custody and parenting time in Oregon?
What are the differences between custody and parenting time in Oregon? Custody is the right to make major decisions for a minor child. Those generally include education, religious training and where the child goes to school. Parenting time is when the individual parents actually see the children on some manner of defined schedule. Now, during parenting time. Although custody has major decisions, the person who has parenting time at any given time still can parent. They can authorize emergency medical treatment. They always have authority, with a few exceptions from time to time to see the child's school records, medical records, things of that nature. So when a parent has parenting time, they're in charge of feeding the children, bathing the children, getting them ready for school, taking them to doctor's appointments. The custodial decisions that we're talking about, those major decisions education, religious training and elective surgery. Those are then pushed over to one parent without authority of the other parent to dispute those.