The Leading Local Lawyer For Child Support Orders And Modifications
As parents, we all want what is best for our child. Child support helps to ensure your child will not have to go without. At the end of the day, it is both parents’ responsibility to provide for their kid financially. Whether you are a soon-to-be or current payor or payee of child support, familiarizing yourself with current laws can put you at an advantage throughout the process.
Calculating Child Support Payments In Oregon
Child support payments are intended to compensate the custodial parent for the costs of raising a child. Essentially, each parent is responsible for the child’s upbringing and child support payments ensure that a child’s basic needs can be met. Child support decisions may be made by a judge, resolved through mediation or through another type of collaborative law process.
In general, child support obligations will be calculated based on:
- Parents’ gross monthly incomes
- Custody determinations
- Spousal support payments
- Miscellaneous expenses such as health insurance and child care
No matter your child support issue, I can provide unmatched guidance and will fight for enforcement.
Can Child Support Orders Be Modified?
You may have flexibility down the road to request a modification of an existing child support order. Parents may lose their jobs, experience financial hardships and changes in their physical health. The courts recognize this and are often willing to make accommodations in light of the changes.
As your attorney, I will review the current order and help you to file a request for modification. The process of modification requires working closely with Oregon’s Child Support Program. If necessary, you may need to attend a hearing. I have worked with countless parents and families to ensure child support payments are fair and can do the same for you.
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It can be difficult trying to find answers regarding child support by conducting online searches. In fact, this can lead to more confusion as child support laws vary state by state. The laws that are referred to online may now be obsolete.