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Do I need a lawyer for a hearing objections in a domestic relations dissolution case....my X is challenging the child support calculation

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Oregon Polk County

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Yes

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Family Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Family Law Attorney replied 6 months ago
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Family Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Family Law Attorney replied 6 months ago

No, you do not need to have an attorney present for a hearing on child support calculations. Sometimes people do prefer to have attorneys with them for all aspects of family law, but this is one of the areas where it tends to be SO formulaic that many litigants feel comfortable handling it on their own.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Okay she is challenging the courts calculation and you do not feel I need representaion?
Family Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Family Law Attorney replied 6 months ago

That's the nature of a hearing, right? Someone is disputing something or there would be no need for a hearing. You do not need representation. You can have representation if you choose - but if you don't have to have it and given how formulaic it is, the determination as to amount, many people choose not to get an attorney. But you need to do what makes you feel most comfortable.

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