Portland Child Support Lawyer

Getting a Fair Child Support Order

Child support may be necessary if you are facing a divorce or a legal separation, if you already are divorced or separated, or if you are a single parent trying to raise your child. In order to ensure that you receive fair support or that you are not required to pay more than the child requires, you will need a seasoned Portland divorce attorney by your side.

McKinley Irvin is a trusted divorce firm serving Portland and all of Oregon. We are also licensed to practice in Washington State and can assist you with child support issues in either jurisdiction.

Oregon Child Support Guidelines

Every state has its own guidelines for calculating the amount of child support that is necessary in each individual case. No two cases are the same, because each parent's incomes are different, as are their living expenses and the needs of each child. Child support in Oregon is calculated according to the process defined in Oregon Administrative Rules 137-050-0710. The factors that go into the calculation of child support include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Each parent's gross monthly income
  • Each parent's mandatory union due
  • Child care costs
  • Non-joint children of either parent
  • Each parent's parenting time credit
  • Social Security or veterans benefits
  • The parent's out-of-pocket health insurance costs for the child and for the parent providing insurance for the child

Retain a Portland Divorce Attorney for your Child Support Matter

Finding the right family law attorney to represent you in a child support case is vital. You need an attorney who will take the time to hear you out and understand the details of your case. McKinley Irvin family law attorneys create a strong and personalized strategy to get the outcome that you need. We are highly experienced in Oregon's child support guidelines and laws and can help you achieve successful results. Please contact us if you would like to request a consultation and learn more.

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