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Few things are as draining and heartbreaking as divorce when there are children involved. Not only is this a monumental emotional upheaval, it often brings out the worst in people when it comes to their finances. Even if your ex-spouse is as amicable can be, the divorce process can irritate and expel harbored feelings of resentment, bitterness, and anger between 2 people who once loved each other. Combating these complications is essential to ensure you and your children’s future is secure, and our Salem child and spousal support attorneys of Pacific Cascade Legal can help.

How Is Child Support Calculated in Oregon?

Child support and custody are separate issues in the eyes of the law, as calculating accurate child support is entirely dependent on the income earned by both parents. The court uses an income-share formula outlined in Oregon’s child support guidelines, which factors in the amount of income received by each parent and the amount of time each parent spends with the child. The court also considers other expenses, such as childcare, medical insurance, and other children the parents are supporting. The order will also cover medical coverage or medical costs.

Paying support is a legal requirement for all parents, even if the payment calculation is not standard. Our Salem child support lawyers can answer any questions you have about Oregon child support laws.

At What Age Does Child Support Stop in Oregon?

In Oregon, child support typically lasts until the child reaches the age of 18. However, child support may continue until the age of 21 if the child 1) is going to school or a job training program at least half time, 2) is making satisfactory progress as defined by the school or program, and 3) agrees in writing that the school can provide information, including the child's grades, to each parent. In this case, the support is paid directly to the 18–20 year old.

However, if the child is married, emancipated or on active duty in the military, he or she cannot qualify for support as a child attending school.

How Is Spousal Support Determined in Oregon?

There is currently no set formula for determining spousal support in Oregon. Those requesting support may do so if they earn less than their ex, require additional funds for the children, or have spent significant time as a homemaker or medical caretaker in the household. Courts will also consider the length of the marriage, each spouses’ earning potential, and each spouse’s age and health when determining whether spousal support will be necessary.

Financially arranging your future is a challenge regardless if you are the spouse in need of assistance or the spouse expected to provide it. To learn more about spousal support in Oregon, contact our Salem spousal support lawyer today.

Contact Our Salem Child & Spousal Support Attorneys Today

At Pacific Cascade Legal, our Salem child & spousal support attorneys believe no task is too daunting to tackle, and no cause is too small to fight for--especially when it comes to your family. Our skilled legal team will explore all possible avenues of resolution because nothing is as important as ensuring you and your loved ones are thoroughly protected during this transitionary time.

Don’t waste any time before you reach out to one of our trusted Salem child and spousal support lawyers by calling (503) 427-9033.

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