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Oregon Divorce Source
Our Oregon Divorce Source is a resource to get you the state-specific divorce information you need. On this page you can locate Oregon divorce lawyers, mediators, and other professionals as well as learn about the Oregon divorce laws and related family law issues like, child custody, visitation, child support, alimony, and property division.
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Oregon Courts decide child custody when the parents cannot. The court considers the best interests of the child when making a ruling. Child support payments are based on an income shares model. Each parent is required to contribute financially to their child's upbringing and each person's share is calculated in proportion to their income. Each parent must provide copies of his or her W-2s to verify income. Along with the income statements, the court considers each parent's ability to borrow funds, earning capacity, and the child's needs. The court may order the parent paying child support to buy a life insurance policy and keep it in force so that the child will still be supported if the parent dies before he or she reaches the age of majority.
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