Child Matters

There are not many certainties in a divorce. One certainty, however, is that a divorce will have a substantial effect on a divorcing couples’ children. Parents of dependent children may request that the court determine custody, parenting time, and child support for their children. Parents may seek the court's help whether they are married, divorced, or have never been married.

For more information about specific topics related to child matters, please visit one of the following pages:

Child Support



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Related FAQ's

Can I stop allowing parenting time if the other parent stops paying child support? MORE

Can I stop paying child support if the other parent won't let me visit my child? MORE

Can the child support order include insurance coverage? MORE

Could I get parenting time with my step-child? MORE

Do I have to make my children go on visits if they don't want to go? MORE

Do I stop paying child support once my child turns 18? MORE

Do support payments end with retirement? MORE

How are taxes affected by child support obligations? MORE

How does third-party visitation work? MORE

How is the amount of child support decided? MORE

How long does the child support have to be paid? MORE

How will the court determine the amount of parenting time the non-custodial parent will receive? MORE

If I have legal custody can I move out of Oregon with my children? MORE

If my spouse and I are separated, can I get child support? MORE

What gets decided in a divorce? MORE

What happens if child support is not paid? MORE

What happens when one parent moves away? MORE

What if my spouse and I can't agree on custody of our children? MORE

What is a legal separation? MORE

What type of custody arrangements are possible? MORE

Who must pay the child's health care cost that are not covered by insurance? MORE

Who receives parenting time? MORE

Who will be required to pay child support? MORE

Who will get custody of the children? MORE