Articles Tagged with child support

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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

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Public and county law libraries get a lot of questions from people seeking child support services. Questions range from how to track down missing parents, collect overdue support payments, how to determine paternity, etc.

There are a number of resources available to parents. Patience and persistence are key to finding the specific services you need. Here are some places to start your research:

(Note: Web links change often. If the links below do not work, use a search engine and type in the service you need, for example use the words: Oregon child support or Oregon family law facilitator. It is important that you include the name of your state. You can also include the name of your county.)

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Once upon a time, if you were researching Child Support Rules and wanted Commentary, you could find the documents on the agency website. But, alas, no more. The homepage refers to OAR Commentary, but you won’t find any.

You can find the archived Commentary, however, if you look at the Internet Archives (and Wayback Machine). Versions of the DHS Child Support Guidelines, with Commentary, are there. They are slow to load on my computer, but these searches in the Wayback Machine should get you there.

Option 1 (URL search): http://dcs.state.or.us/oregon_admin_rules/guidelines.htm
Option 2 (word search): Oregon child support guidelines rule commentary (this is just one possible word search)

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Many changes have been made to Oregon’s paternity laws. For information about these changes, see:

Oregon State Bar (OSB), Family Law Newsletter, April 2008 (vol. 27, #2) (not online, except to members – but available at some public law libraries). “The 2007 Amendments to Oregon Paternity Law,” by Leslie J. Harris, J.D.

The same author of the above has also written this article, which is available online to anyone, abstract and full text:

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Also in the Friday, 3/28/08, Oregonian , a story by Anna Griffin, Portland mayor’s race: Money woes linger from Dozono’s past, Mr. Dozono was quoted as saying a curious thing:

‘…. Ohno [Dozono friend and business colleague] had a wife and child in Japan, but also fathered a son with an American woman, Lori Lanning.

Ohno went to Dozono for advice.

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Steve Duin’s column in the Oregonian today, Jan. 15th, 2008, “Separating the dads from the real deadbeats” will have a lot of lawyers and law librarians nodding their heads. We’ve all heard about this problem from the people who cross our thresholds.

The case referred to in Duin’s column is ARVIDSON v. KURAHASHI, (A131107).