As part of the divorce process, a child support order needs to be in place so the child is able to enjoy financial stability. In Oregon, the non-residential parent is typically ordered to pay child support to the residential parent. These child support payments are intended to assist the residential parent with the costs associated with raising the child. If you need help resolving a matter involving child support, attorney Samuel J. Kuzma will listen carefully to your goals and work to secure you a favorable outcome.
Determining Child Support
Child support payments are designed to ensure that both parents contribute to the financial well-being of the child. These monthly payments can help cover costs of food, clothing, medical care, daycare, and other needs associated with raising the child. The exact amount of child support the non-residential parent will pay is determined based on a formula using a variety of factors, such as the income or earning potential of each parent, parenting time schedules, whether the parents have other children to support, and other important considerations. The goal of the court is to ensure that both parents financially support the child.
Ready to Help
When it comes to child support, there are a number of issues or disputes that can arise at any time. Perhaps you and your ex-partner are unable to negotiate a fair agreement, or you believe that the child support order that has been put in place is unfair. Sometimes, you may find your circumstances have changed, and you can no longer afford to make the required child support payments, so you will need to ask the court for a modification of the existing order. Whatever your specific needs may be, Kuzma Law, LLC is prepared to assist you and help you achieve your desired outcome. Contact us today to learn more.