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Information about the Oregon Child Support Program
The Oregon Child Support Program includes the district attorney office in 22 counties and local Oregon
Department of Justice Division of Child Support offices. See our website at OregonChildSupport.gov for office
Services we provide
The Oregon Child Support Program cannot act as a lawyer for any party. We do not provide services or make
decisions regarding parenting time and custody as these matters are decided in the court system. You should
talk to a lawyer if you have any legal questions about your case. Low cost legal services may be available. For
further information, you may visit our website at OregonChildSupport.gov.
Applicants will be provided all appropriate services. An applicant for services cannot choose or limit which
services will be provided. However, limited services are provided for spousal support enforcement and
establishment of paternity with no child support order. If circumstances change and full services are desired,
you must contact your local office to apply.
The program provides services to establish paternity, as well as to establish and modify child support orders.
We enforce orders to collect child support payments and obtain medical support. We will also enforce spousal
support included with a child support order.
Your rights and responsibilities
• The Oregon Child Support Program complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual
orientation, or age.
• You are responsible for keeping us informed of your current address. If we cannot contact you, we may
close your case. Your case may also be closed if you do not provide necessary information, sign legal
documents, or cooperate when asked.
• We will protect your personal information by following all state and federals laws and court
requirements. If you do not want your address to be given to the other party or to appear in court
records, contact your local office.
• You are required to provide your Social Security number to the Oregon Child Support Program. This is
mandatory under federal law [42 USC §405(c)(2)(C) and 42 USC §666(a)(13)]. We will use your Social
Security number as one of the identifiers to find you and your records for purposes of establishing
paternity and establishing, modifying, and enforcing support obligations. You may be asked for your
case number or your Social Security number when you call us or when completing forms so we can
correctly identify your case.
• All parties have equal status in child support cases. Any party can ask questions, raise issues, or
request changes, with or without assistance from a lawyer.
• When providing child support services, we will serve parties with copies of notices and legal actions as
necessary. The papers will be served by regular mail, priority mail, certified mail, or in person. These
papers will let you know what is happening with your case. Accepting the papers does not mean you
agree with what is in them and does not take away your legal right to dispute any actions or decisions.
• When receiving child support services, you have the right to ask the Program to review your child
support order using the current guidelines to determine if the amount should be increased or lowered.
Information about establishing paternity
We will not pursue establishment of paternity if:
• Adoption of the child is final,
• Parentage has already been established for the child, or
• The director of the Oregon Child Support Program determines that establishing paternity is not in the
best interests of the child.
If either parent claims another person is the father, you may be required to submit to a parentage test to
provide evidence of paternity