Modifying a Support Agreement with A Child Support Lawyer
Child support can typically be modified at any time if both parents agree to the terms. In Oregon if your child support is being collected by the Oregon Child Support Division, they will ask parents every three years if they would like to have the child support recalculated. This is helpful to have the support undated over time as people earn more money. If the Child Support Division is not doing the collection and enforcement, then the support will only be changed by agreement of after filing a Motion for Modification in the circuit court. Many parents have difficulties reaching an agreement when it comes to modification of child support payments especially if the payer is seeking a reduction in his or her support. Support orders can be modified due to many different circumstances including a change in the parents’ incomes, change in parenting plan or change in other expenses. If you have used the administrative process through the Oregon Child Support Division to modify support, there is opportunity to seek an appeal of the Order to the circuit court. However, if you are unhappy with the administrative decision, it’s highly recommended that you seek the advice of a child support attorney who can guide you through the process.