Support Enforcement

ORS 25.165
Application of support payments

  • rules

The Division of Child Support of the Department of Justice shall adopt rules that:


Require distribution of payments to child, medical or spousal support obligations and arrears in any sequence that is consistent with federal law;


Permit the division to develop criteria for when the division may override the debtor’s designation of the particular support debt to which the payment of child support or spousal support is applied; and


Provide the manner in which payments of child, medical or spousal support shall be applied to principal and interest that is due and owing on such obligations and arrears, irrespective of any contrary law. [2017 c.458 §2]
Note: 25.165 (Application of support payments) was added to and made a part of ORS chapter 25 by legislative action but was not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.


Last accessed
Mar. 11, 2023