Child Support LawThe Oregon Department of Justice, through its Child Support Program, has established a formula for calculating a presumed amount of child support. Although the information necessary to calculate child support appears simple, there are many complications that can lead to incorrect results. In addition, the presumed child support amount may be inappropriate in certain circumstances.
Child support is intended for the obligor to pay for an equitable portion of the minor children's basic needs when they are with the custodial parent. Oregon law also allows the court to order both parents to pay support for children between 18 and 21 while they are attending school.
Modifying child support can also be a tricky proposition. Child support is modifiable every 35 months at the request of either party, or in less than 35 months if a substantial change in circumstances has occurred (i.e., change in custody, change in parenting time, change in income, etc.).
The child support guidelines can be complicated, even for experienced attorneys. Our attorneys are familiar with the important information inherent in determining an appropriate child support award.
The following is a link to the Oregon Department of Justice Child Support Program's website: www.oregonchildsupport.gov/index.shtml.