Whether you are a single parent or a homemaker going through a divorce, trying to establish some form of financial support for your children and yourself is extremely important. Ridehalgh & Associates LLC has many years of experience representing people in legal issues related to child custody, child support and spousal support. We are here to protect your financial interests, as well as the interests of your children. If necessary, we will draw on our extensive experience in both criminal and civil litigation as we defend your rights and pursue your legal goals in a court of law.
The amount of child support that an individual pays or receives is based on the Oregon Child Support Guidelines calculator. In order to ensure that the appropriate amount is awarded, all financial information must be accurate. Also, it is possible to argue for exceptions by presenting the appropriate information in court.
There are two primary forms of spousal support:
- Transitional support is geared toward helping a spouse through the transition period immediately after a divorce. The support is limited in both time and scope because it is based on the assumption that this time will be used to improve work skills and search for a job.
- Maintenance support is a long-term option that is generally reserved for a spouse who spent a significant number of years as some form of primary caretaker and is, therefore, entitled to continued support.
As your lawyer, we will provide counsel and representation geared toward ensuring that you receive the most child or spousal support owed to you under the law. Conversely, if you are concerned about paying more than your fair share, we will aggressively defend your rights in court.
Experienced Beaverton Spousal Support Attorney
Ridehalgh & Associates, LLC, Attorneys at Law in Hillsboro, Oregon, will arrange interpreters for most languages, including American Sign Language (ASL) and Russian. A staff person fluent in Spanish is available to assist when needed. Hablamos español. Contact us at 503-388-4031 to arrange a consultation with an experienced Hillsboro child support attorney.