Child Support or Spousal Support Modifications in Eugene, Oregon

Child Support or Spousal Support Modifications in Eugene, Oregon

Due to problems in the economy in recent years, court battles over child support and spousal support modifications have been observed at a higher rate in Oregon. Many people are fighting these litigation cases in court without lawyers, which is referred to as “pro se”. However, you should always bear in mind that these cases revolve around very serious life issues, which can have a totally negative or positive impact on your life – depending on your litigation strategy. Sometimes the change in support or custody can be so crucial for life that quality legal representation may become imperative for your best interests.
If you need an Oregon child support or spousal support lawyer to assist you in court, our attorneys have the experience to assist you.

Oregon Child Support or Spousal Support

Support issues don’t just arise when people try to change or modify custody or support. These issues can also exist at earlier stages when a divorce case or custody determination case is being filed. The laws in Oregon make child support mandatory even if you are not employed. In such cases your previous wage is often presumed to be your latest income. The presumption made by the state in child custody cases is very difficult to deny or contradict. So it is imperative to fight for it efficiently from the very first day.
You can calculate what your support obligation might be based on days of parenting time each parent has by visiting the Oregon Child Support Division’s support calculator website.

  • Representative Cases

    FAMILY LAW

    Custody - Alienation by Mother

    Mother filed false stalking order against father. We won custody for father by showing that mother was making false accusations to gain advantage in the custody case.

    Hidden Asset Divorce - Tracking down values of foreign corporations

    Jacy Arnold represented wife. Discovery from husband appeared to be missing many documents and assets. Motions to compel were granted and Jacy was able to track down foreign corporations hidden by husband, stretching from the Netherlands to southeast Asia. Result: Substantial financial settlement was obtained for client.

    Father’s Rights—Parental Alienation with a Bumpy Past

    Obtained custody for Father after Mother filed a frivolous restraining order against Father and absconded with the children from Oregon to prevent Father from having contact with the children. Of special importance in this case was Mother and Father’s history of domestic violence and drug abuse. Father had completed his probation and treatment, and had achieved many months of sobriety. We were able to show the court through multiple hearings that he had been rehabilitated, had prepared to be the primary parent and was acting in the children’s best interests by seeking custody. We were able to get the restraining order dismissed, safely retrieve the children and return them to Oregon, and obtained orders to both safeguard Father’s relationship with the children and protect the family from future drug use and domestic violence.

    Father’s Rights—Abusive Wife Flees with baby

    Obtained custody for Husband and a safety focused parenting plan restricting Wife’s access after Wife disappeared from the marital home with the parties’ one-year old child. Wife had a history of drug and alcohol use, and had previously physically abused both Husband and the child. Ms. Gardner helped Father obtain emergency custody of the child under the Immediate Danger statute, located the child, and coordinated with law enforcement agencies and the Department of Human Services to safely bring the child home.

    Father flees with children to Oregon—conflicting jurisdiction

    In a contentious California divorce, Husband took the children for a short visit and then fled in secret with the children to Oregon, where he filed for divorce and custody of the children despite a pending divorce case in California and previous orders from the California court granting mother physical possession of the children while the case was pending due to past abuse by Husband against Wife. We helped the frantic Wife safely retrieve the children, and convinced the Oregon court after multiple days in trial to stay the custody proceeding in Oregon pursuant to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), allowing the California case to proceed. Wife returned to California safely with the children.

    Special Needs Parenting Time

    The years of physical and verbal abuse against Mother by Father adversely impacted the parties’ high functioning special needs child, who as a teenager began to exhibit alarming violent and sexualized behaviors at school as well as regression in communication and hygiene when Father sought to enforce his parenting time after an absence of several years. At trial, Father disputed the child’s diagnosis and blamed Mother for the child’s sexualized behavior. With the support and information provided by the child’s school teachers, therapists, community support group and friends called by Arnold Law to testify at trial, the Court crafted a child-centric parenting plan for the benefit of this troubled teen and ended Father’s cyclical aggressive contact with the child.