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I am separated from my wife and was kicked out. I had to

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I am separated from my wife and was kicked out. I had to move to Los Angeles for work. My wife and 1 child live in Portland, OR. I will make approximately $35k a year. My wife wants $860 a month for child support. Is that reasonable?
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Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 1 year ago
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Oregon would be the state with home state jurisdiction; as such, their laws would be applicable. Can you tell me what the parenting time share will be - for example what would the visitation schedule be?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
far I've only been able to afford to fly up to visit my child one weekend a month, but my wife would allow 50/50 custody.
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I hope to move back to Portland, but there are very little jobs in my field. So unfortunately I'm in LA for at least the next 6 months because of a contract job. I'm technically still a citizen of Oregon if that info helps.
Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 1 year ago

Normally the court will order that travel expenses be split 50/50 unless one party voluntarily moves away (ie has a great local job, and moves just because they like a different area better).

Child support is determined primarily upon the parties' respective income, and the parenting time share (the more time spent with the child, the less support owed).

The rule of thumb is 25% of the obligor's gross income for determining child support; however, a more accurate figure (based on specific income, specific overnights, other information such as union dues, etc) can be obtained by using this calculator

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Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 1 year ago

Checking to see how the above worked out for you.

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Here is a link to the bar association's legal referral site:
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