Circuit Courts Generally

ORS 3.250
Definitions for ORS 3.250 to 3.280

As used in ORS 3.250 (Definitions for ORS 3.250 to 3.280) to 3.280 (Court services for circuit courts), unless the context requires otherwise:


“Child” means a person under 18 years of age.


“Court services” includes but is not limited to services and facilities relating to intake screening, juvenile detention, shelter care, investigations, study and recommendations on disposition of cases, probation on matters within the jurisdiction of the court under ORS 3.260 (Juvenile jurisdiction vested in circuit courts), family counseling, conciliation in domestic relations, group homes, and psychological or psychiatric or medical consultation and services provided at the request of or under the direction of the court, whether performed by employees of the court, by other government agencies or by contract or other arrangement. [1967 c.534 §1; 1987 c.158 §2; 1987 c.320 §12; 2001 c.904 §10; 2001 c.905 §10]

Notes of Decisions

Psychiatric examinations of parents ordered by the court in connection with a child custody proceeding are "court services" and must be paid for accordingly. State ex rel Segrest v. Van Hoomissen, 276 Or 1077, 557 P2d 661 (1976)


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