common child support questions

8 Common Questions Answered

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For those of us who are parents, our children are the most important part of our lives. We do just about anything to keep them safe and put their well-being ahead of our own. When it comes to divorce, both parents remain responsible for sustaining any children, and part of this often takes the form of Oregon child support. These ongoing payments are designed to provide for the continuing financial benefit of any minor children. …

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What is a Child Support Modification?

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Your divorce is finalized and the child support order has been determined. Your ex has primary custody of the kids and you have been told what you must pay each month. This determination was reached after the court analyzed the data and information provided to them by your ex and you. Their decision was based on your income, education, job, standard of living and a variety of other factors. It was also based on similar …

Sherri Shepherd Baby Drama

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  TV personality Sherri Shepherd has been making headlines regarding a recent ruling in custody case. The Sherri Shepherd decision, issued in April by a Pennsylvania Judge, is just one of three cases that have been brought in regards to the dissolution of Shepherd and Sally’s marriage. While Goldberg Jones is not involved in any of the cases regarding Shepherd and Lamar Sally, the parentage case highlights some important legal questions that are worth exploring. …

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Child Support and Predictive Analytics

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Pennsylvania is leading the charge in child support enforcement Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Child Support Enforcement success in recovering financial support payments may be paving the road for change. Federal guidelines require that States secure at least 80 percent of support owed by non-custodial parents. Currently Pennsylvania is the only State in the union to achieve this benchmark. In fact, the Pennsylvania Bureau of Child Support Enforcement has met or exceeded all five of the performance …

Custody Battle

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A lesson from Scorpions drummer, James Kottak   TMZ is reporting that Scorpions drummer James Kottak has filed legal documents petitioning for primary custody of his teenage son under allegations that his ex-wife is an alcoholic and unfit to parent —she claims she has been sober since January, 2012. In a recent radio appearance, our Portland managing attorney, Colin Amos, addressed the issue of substance abuse in custody cases and how you can proceed to …

No Substitute for Dad

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The importance of fathers is frequently overlooked and underappreciated. A study was recently released that validates the impact a father has on his child’s development and the role dads play in cultivating the well being of their kids. The study, conducted by Ronald Rohner of the University of Connecticut, delves into the how the father child relationship is tied to psychological development and contributes to forming the child’s personality. Rohner’s study examined 36 separate studies …

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Can my ex-girlfriend use my past as an alcoholic against me?

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Colin tackles a number of questions about child custody, divorce, and child support modifications this week on the radio. One Portland husband and father asks if his ex-girlfriend can use his past as an alcoholic against him. The caller asks: “I have a seven year old son with my ex-girlfriend. We have been separated for the last 6 months. I have him every other weekend and times during the week. She consistently jerks me around and …

My wife is having an affair on Facebook. Do I need to hire an attorney? Or, can I do this divorce on my own?

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Colin Amos from Goldberg Jones answers questions from Portland and Clark County about divorce, child custody, and how to pick the right attorney. One father writes in to ask if he really needs an attorney. My wife has been having a Facebook affair. This is not the first time. I am done. We have two kids and I have a small retirement plan. My house is underwater. Obviously, I don’t have much money. Do I …

Is Leaving the House in my Name Sufficient?

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In his most recent radio interview, Colin Amos talked about pre-nups,  Portland Divorce for men, and child custody. He took questions from callers and questions that were submitted to our website. One question he answers asked about separate property and when to get a prenup. The question read: I plan on getting married in a few weeks. I have a house in my name, some investment accounts, and a retirement account. I plan to leave …