SALEM CHILD SUPPORT ATTORNEY
Both parents are responsible for providing financial support to their child. However, in most cases, the court will decide which parent will be awarded child support, and which parent will be ordered to pay it. The court’s decision is based on a simple standard: the best interests of the child. As a family law attorney, my job is to help you do what is best for your children — and for you.
Oregon’s child support guidelines will determine how much you will be ordered to pay or how much you will be awarded. The guidelines examine many factors, including:
- Income of both parents
- Parenting schedules
- Health insurance costs
- Day care expenses
I can help you protect your interests. If you are concerned that you will be ordered to pay too much in child support, I can take steps to limit your exposure. On the other hand, if you are concerned that you will be awarded too little, I will work to help you get as much as possible.
Marion County Support Modification Lawyer
Circumstances can change over time. If you lose a job, or an injury reduces your earning capacity, we can ask the court to modify the original child support order. Additionally, child support can be reduced if your parenting time has increased.
If you feel that you are being paid too little in child support, we can ask the court to increase it. Even if your spouse is voluntarily unemployed or underemployed, the court can impute income to your former spouse based on his or her earning capacity. As a Salem child support lawyer, my goal is to help my clients achieve theirs.