Support Enforcement

ORS 25.552
Certification of paternity issue to circuit or juvenile court

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Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, when a response denying paternity and requesting a hearing is received pursuant to ORS 25.511 (Notice and finding of financial responsibility) (3), or paternity is a valid issue as determined by the administrator under ORS 25.550 (Establishing paternity of child), the certification to the circuit court shall be to the court in the judicial district where the parent or dependent child resides.


Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, if there is an Oregon juvenile court case regarding the dependent child, the matter may be certified to the county that has jurisdiction of the juvenile court case.


The certification shall include true copies of the notice and finding of financial responsibility, the return of service, the denial of paternity and request for hearing and any other relevant papers.


The court shall set the matter for trial and notify the parties of the time and place of trial.


If paternity is established, the monthly support and the amount of past support to be ordered may be established under ORS 25.513 (Hearings procedure). [Formerly 416.435]
Note: See note under 25.501 (Definitions for ORS 25).


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Mar. 11, 2023