Oregon Child Support Payments

Oregon Child Support Payments

A better life for a child is a dream of every parent together or separated but it is a job for Oregon Division of Child support. The division helps provide the payment for child support to a custodial parent by the non-custodial parent.

How it works? Well first, the division determines the estimated amount to be paid by using a child support calculator also setup by Oregon State by using each parent’s monthly income, total expenses and any spousal support that the parent might be getting. When the amount is determined and through the proper legal hearings, the payable amount is fixed, the payment is deducted from the non-custodian’s income by withholding the amount with the facilitation by the employer of the parent.

But this not always the case, once the parent has given convincing evidence that he can pay without the need for income withholding and has a history of on-time payments, he is granted an exception. Now the parent may choose to pay through the bank account, paycheck, money order or wire transfers from Western Union.

In the case of non-payment or delayed payment of child support, the division goes back to old school and enforces payment of child support by income withholding. If this does not work then it can cited for Contempt of Court through legal procedures.

Sometimes it is not possible for a parent to pay the due amount due to a financial crisis thus the Oregon Child Support Payments laws is flexible enough to allow modifications on the originally settled amount. It is possible for the paying parent to change the amount due according to his/her own income. If there is an increase, the child support payment increases but if there is a decrease then the payment can be decreased. Another plus point here is, if the custodian parent’s income increases the non-custodian parent’ child support payment can be decreased and well, vice versa. However, the proper use of the Child Support Guideline is advised for better understanding and action accordingly.

However, with such flexibility one cannot just change jobs and try to reduce the payment due on him/her. Thus, quitting and getting a new job with less income is not a welcome way of getting a little burden off. Being fired is entirely another justification as it is not a voluntary action and can happen to anyone. With time and growth, a child’s needs may change and may require more support. This entitles for an increase in the payment from the non-custodial parent to help the child remain efficient.

All in all, according to Oregon Child Support Payments laws, under no circumstances can a child support payment be entirely stopped, well accept death which is a natural phenomenon accepted all over the world. For any changes in the payment obligations, it is better to consult a practiced attorney or read the Oregon Child support Guidelines. Since it is better to stay legal in all proceedings in relation to Child Support and the order of the court.