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Researching Oregon Paternity Law and Determinations

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It’s time to update my 2008 post on Researching Oregon Paternity Law

Depending on your specific question (and they do run the gamut!), here are some updated resources and links.

1) Oregon DOJ Child Support Program: Determining Paternity and more

2) The Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) “Oregon Law Help” website (click on Family, and then Paternity)

3) Oregon Paternity Project

4) Oregon State Bar (OSB) family, and paternity, law links

5) Oregon’s Center for Health Statistics: Establishing Paternity On A Birth Certificate

6) The Oregon Child Advocacy Project has good information on Oregon paternity law and practice.

7) There are additional print and online research resources to consult, including cases and secondary materials. Visit a public law library to find free or low-cost access to those subscription databases.

(Termination of parental rights is a separate, but sometimes related, issue. In the future, we will address how to research that subject.)

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