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A native Arizonan, Ms. Wilson moved to Oregon to attend law school at Willamette... more
A native Arizonan, Ms. Wilson moved to Oregon to attend law school at Willamette University. While she misses Arizona in the winter months, Ms. Wilson fell in love with Oregon's beauty and outdoor activities, including hiking, fishing and snowboarding. She enjoys these activities with her family, which includes her husband, her daughter and two dogs.
With more than 15 years of legal experience and compassion for family law clients, I,... more
With more than 15 years of legal experience and compassion for family law clients, I, attorney Elaine Smith-Koop, can effectively assist you and your family. As aSalem, Oregon, divorce attorney, Iassist clients with family law matters ranging from divorce and domestic partnership dissolutions to child custody, support, and parenting time decisions. In addition,I amskilled assisting clients in g... view profile
If you are a parent and you divorce, the parent the child lives with often receives money (child support) from the parent no longer living with the child. Unlike alimony, which is paid to maintain an ex-spouse's lifestyle, child support pays for the child's physical, emotional, and educational needs. A child support lawyer can help parents negotiate and calculate child support, either by agreement or in court. While national guidelines to calculate child support amounts exist, you or the judge may choose to calculate the amount based on your income and the child's needs. If you believe you are not the father of a child and want to contest a child support claim, a child support lawyer can also help you determine paternity. A child support lawyer can be useful during negotiations to help objectively determine the most appropriate amount of child support for your situation and protect against paternity fraud.