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Custody is a legal term which describes which parent has the authority to make major decisions for the minor children, such as health care, education, and religious training. Custody is not the same thing as parenting time. Custody can be either sole or joint. However, we can negotiate any parenting plan for you that is in the best interests of the children. Deschutes County and Jefferson / Crook Counties have standard parenting plans that parties often use in full or in part.
Child support is calculated according to a calculator developed by the Department of Justice. The calculator can be found on-line HERE. The amount of child support that a parent may owe depends upon several factors, including incomes, parenting time, health care costs, and day care costs.