Child Support Modification Lawyers in Portland
Modifying Child Support Orders to Accommodate a Change in Circumstances
Parents who pay or receive child support in Oregon can petition for a child support modification if a change in circumstances has altered the child’s needs or a parent’s ability to pay. Both parents must consent to a modification, which means that they must agree to the amount of support they are each responsible for paying.
There are several factors that can warrant a child support modification, including:
- Changes in residential schedule
- Changes in income
- Changes in physical custody of the child
- The age of the child(ren)
- The number of children involved
- Changes in the needs of the child, e.g. a child wishes to attend college after completing high school
At McKinley Irvin, our Portland family law attorneys have extensive experience representing parents seeking support modifications. We are adept at handling even the most complex cases, such as those involving difficult to calculate income and out-of-state or foreign support orders.
While many individuals attempt to resolve child support matters on their own through verbal agreements, it must be remembered that these agreements are not legally binding and there is no way to prove them. That is why it is very important for parents to seek the help of an attorney when they are pursuing a support modification. Our attorneys can help you fill out the proper forms through the Oregon Department of Justice’s Oregon Child Support Program, and ensure that your request for a child support modification goes through the proper channels and is enforceable by the court.
Our Oregon Divorce Attorneys Put Your Family’s Best Interests First
Family law matters can be an emotionally difficult issue when children are involved. At McKinley Irvin, we understand how important it is to make sure that your children are healthy, happy, and provided for, which is why we work hard to ensure that your support payments reflect your current financial situation. Whether you have lost your job, are dealing with a costly illness, or are experiencing some other change in circumstances, our firm is here to help resolve your child support matter in a way that best fits your family’s situation.
To learn more about how a Portland divorce attorney at McKinley Irvin can assist with your modification case, please contact us. We can connect you with the attorney best suited to assist your unique case.