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Oregon law requires both parents to take financial responsibility for their children after a divorce or if they are unmarried. In most cases, the noncustodial parent makes child support payments to the custodial parent. This is based on the idea that the custodial parent is already supporting the child through day-to-day care. Child support payments will be calculated by Oregon state guidelines which take into account the income and expenses of the supporting parent, the number of children to be supported, and other factors.
Call Hedman Family Law for legal help with any child support issue at (503) 506-7887.
If you need legal help with an order for child support, Hedman Family Law is here for you. Our Gresham child support lawyers can request a hearing with an administrative law judge on your behalf to present evidence in your favor. Our family law attorneys have years of experience handling these matters in local courts.
Facts about Child Support in Oregon
As a noncustodial parent, how much time you spend caring for your child will impact the amount you will pay in child support payments. The Oregon Department of Social Services provides a child support payment calculator as well as a parenting time calculator to help you estimate what your payment will be.
Factors that will impact your child support payments include:
- Gross monthly wages, salary, or income
- Spousal support you are paying
- Financial support you pay for other children (as in a previous marriage)
- Social Security or veteran’s benefits the child receives through you
Unemployment or underemployment are not considered valid reasons to be released from child support obligations. If you have the potential to work, the court will determine your potential income and calculate support payments from there.
Both parents can go before a judge prior to finalizing a child support order if they wish to explain why the payments should be adjusted. Based on the evidence presented, the judge will decide the appropriate amount of child support to be ordered.
Understanding the Importance of Child Support
Child support plays a crucial role in ensuring the well-being and financial stability of children in divorce or separation cases. It is a legal obligation that both parents have to contribute towards the financial needs of their children, including education, healthcare, and basic living expenses.
At Hedman Family Law, L.L.C., our Gresham child support attorneys understand the complexities of child support laws in Oregon and are dedicated to providing trusted legal representation to ensure fair and accurate calculations.
Why Choose Hedman Family Law, L.L.C.?
When it comes to child support matters, it is essential to have experienced and knowledgeable legal professionals on your side. Here's why you can trust us:
- Expertise in Family Law: Our attorneys specialize in family law and have extensive experience in handling child support cases. We stay updated with the latest laws and regulations to provide you with the best representation.
- Personalized Approach: We understand that each family's situation is unique. Our attorneys take the time to listen to your concerns and tailor our strategies to meet your specific needs and goals.
- Thorough Evaluation: We conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your financial circumstances, including income, expenses, and other relevant factors, to ensure accurate child support calculations.
- Negotiation and Advocacy: Our skilled negotiators will work towards reaching a fair and reasonable child support agreement through mediation or negotiation. If litigation becomes necessary, we will fiercely advocate for your rights and the best interests of your children in court.
- Post-Judgment Support: We understand that circumstances can change over time. Our firm can assist you with modifications to child support orders or enforcement actions if the need arises.
At Hedman Family Law, L.L.C., we are committed to protecting the rights of children and ensuring that they receive the financial support they deserve. Contact us today for a consultation with our Gresham child support attorneys.
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