Child Support

Child Support

 

Establishing Child Support

 

  The non-custodial parent is usually responsible for contributing a certain portion of his or her income to help support the child until the child turns 18. The amount of child support is based on the Oregon Child Support Guidelines. In unusual circumstances, the courts have discretion to deviate from the state child support guidelines when appropriate.

  Some of the factors courts may consider include:

  • Special needs of the children
  • Other children supported by the non-custodial parent
  • Additional resources of either parent
  • The special hardships of either parent including extraordinary expenses incurred by the non-custodial parent in exercising parenting time
  • Any other special circumstances