Oregon Child Support Calculation

Oregon Divorce Frequently Asked Questions

No information below should be relied upon as formal legal advice. These answers should not be used in place of a personal consultation with a qualified lawyer.

How is child support determined in Oregon? Is there an Oregon spousal support calculation I can do?

The court uses a formula to set the amount of child support paid from one parent to the other. The formula must be used unless your case presents exceptional circumstances. The formula is located on the state’s website at www.oregonchildsupport.gov. Go there and play with the numbers to get an idea of the level of support that you will either pay or receive. The court usually orders that child support be paid until a child’s 18th birthday. In fact, any child between the ages of 18 and 21 must be named as a party in the divorce. Support may be extended to age 21 if the child is attending school. Support for a child attending school is usually paid directly to the child.

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