Spousal and Child Support
Child support is a payment, typically monthly, in which the non-custodial parent provides financial support to the primary custodian to assist with necessary child-related expenses.
In Oregon, child support is established according to the Uniform Child Support Guidelines. The calculation is based on the combined income of both parents and the child's habitual standard of living before the divorce. Healthcare and insurance costs as well as some other factors (depending on the case) are usually taken into account.
Typically, the spouses provide the court with special worksheets which contain full and detailed information about their financial condition. This is used to formulate the appropriate amount of child support for a particular family.