Dedicated Child Support Attorney Representing Portland Family Law Clients
All parents are required to support their children financially. That being said, parents who are not awarded physical custody of their children will have to make specific payments to the custodial parent, with very few exceptions. How much a parent will be ordered to pay depends on many factors, including their income and the needs of their children. Lee Tyler Family Law, P.C. can help you prepare for what comes next during the divorce and child support proceedings.
How is Child Support Determined?
Between the two parents, the basic needs of the children must be met. These basic needs include health insurance, medical care, day care, educational costs, and of course, food, clothing, and shelter. In addition, the amount you will be required to pay depends on, but is not limited to:
- Your monthly income
- Your tax obligations
- Parenting time
- How many children you have
- Your monthly expenses
- Whether or not you reside with a new significant other or spouse
Challenging Child Support
There are several situations in which a judge is likely to modify a child support agreement, including a significant change in or loss of income, if your household net worth changes based on the addition or subtraction of a new spouse, a major medical event, and several others. Typically, these modifications are temporary, unless the changes in your life appear to be permanent. If you need to request a modification, we can help you prove why it is necessary.