Child Support Obligations and Division of Child Support (DCS) Local Branches Referrals to the Division of Child Support (DCS) Albany East Portland 118 Second Avenue SE Suite B 10142 SE Washington St. Portland, OR 97216 Child Support Oregon law (ORS 419C.590, 419C.595 and for Youth Committed Albany, OR 97321 503-257-4300 419C.597) allows the Oregon Youth Authority 541-967-2028 (OYA) to be the recipient of any financial support available to a child placed in its Bend 1300 NW Wall Street Portland 1515 SW Fifth Avenue to the custody. Oregon Youth Authority Suite 100 Suite 415 Bend, OR 97701 Portland, OR 97201 The OYA has an agreement with the Division 541-388-6141 503-229-5825 of Child Support to collect this support. Corvallis 806 NW Buchanan Ave. Roseburg 612 SE Jackson #2 (OYA) The Division of Child Support State Recovery Bldg. A Roseburg, OR 97470 Central Unit establishes support orders for the Corvallis, OR 97330 541-440-3357 OYA. 541-757-4222 Parents can, at their own expense, speak with Eugene East Salem Frequently Asked an attorney regarding child support 2885 Chad Drive 3200 Lancaster Drive NE Q Eugene, OR 97408 Salem, OR 97305 obligations. 541-686-7834 503-378-3636 Money collected for child support is used to reimburse the State for a portion of the costs Medford West Salem Questions A associated with your child's out-of-home 39 North Central Avenue 1495 Edgewater NW placement. Medford, OR 97501 Suite 120 & Answers 541-776-6043 Salem, OR 97304 503-378-4489 The Division of Child Support cannot give legal advice to parents but can answer general Milwaukie Springfield questions. 4252 International Way 101 30th Street Suite B Springfield, OR 97478 Parents may visit the Division of Child Support Milwaukie, OR 97222 541-726-3525 503-872-6825 website at http://dcs.state.or.us for information about child support. Oregon City Tigard 315 Beavercreek Road 10777 SW Cascade Blvd. Oregon City, OR 97045 Tigard, OR 97281 503-657-2111 503-670-9775 Whom Should I Contact? Pendleton White City Contact the Division of Child Support State 700 SE Emigrant P.O. Box 2750 Recovery Central Unit for questions about Suite 100 White City, OR 97503 establishing new orders and wage withholding. Pendleton, OR 97801 541-864-8700 Also, contact SRCU for questions about existing 541-276-6932 orders that were established when a child was in New orders for youth committed to OYA This brochure provides basic information the custody of the OYA or Child Welfare. are established by: about the State's child support program and State Recovery Central Unit (SRCU) how it may affect you and your child if your Contact your local Division of Child Support 1495 Edgewater NW Suite 120 child is placed in the custody of the office for questions about existing orders and Salem, OR 97304 Oregon Youth Authority (OYA). wage withholding where a parent or guardian was 503-986-2400 or 503-373-7300 DCS accepts collect calls. the payee when the order was established. YA 9512 REV 08/04 DCS Website – http://dcs.state.or.us Why does the Division of Child Support get involved in my case? Q How do I make support The Department of Justice, Division of Child Support (DCS) is the agency designated by A payments? Q Oregon law to establish paternity, enact obligations for support and medical coverage, and to Oregon law requires all child A collect child support payments. Under Oregon law, both parents have the responsibility for support orders to be paid through automatic wage withholding (payroll deduction). providing support for their child(ren). The OYA must refer your family to DCS when your child There are some exceptions, however, which are is placed with the OYA. explained in the "Notice and Finding of Financial Responsibility." By Oregon law, if an order for child support already exists (e.g., divorce decree, paternity award, etc.), the OYA will be the "payee" while your child is placed with OYA. This is called an "assignment of support rights". ORS 419C.597 also allows the state to collect past-due child support owed under the existing order. If you continue to receive child support after your child is placed with the OYA, you need to contact DCS. What if my child is under If no child support order exists, DCS will establish an order to collect child support from each parent, and the OYA will be the payee. Q the age of 18, but was A convicted in adult court and placed in a youth Why do I need to pay How does DCS establish a correctional facility? Q child support when my Q support order? Even if your child is sentenced in an adult court, A child is in an OYA A Parents are served with a "Notice the state will collect child support from you while placement? and Finding of Financial your child is in an OYA facility. Sentencing in an State and federal law require the Responsibility." The notice shows adult court does not emancipate a youth, nor State of Oregon to collect child support from you the proposed amount of support to be paid on a does it relieve the parents of their financial when your child is placed in state custody. The monthly basis, and the amount of past support obligation to the youth. money is used to reimburse the state for part of owed based on the date of the child's placement the cost of providing for your child's placement. with OYA. Parents may request a hearing through State Recovery Central Unit if they do not agree with the proposed order. When does my child Q support obligation stop? How will the dollar A Under Oregon law, youth in the Q amount of support be custody of OYA may be eligible to A established? What is the hearings receive support up to the age of 21, if they qualify as a "child attending school" The amount of support you are process? (ORS 107.108, effective October 6, 2001). DCS ordered to pay depends on your Q Support order hearings are called will continue to collect the monthly child support individual income. DCS has established guidelines A "administrative" hearings. They amount if the youth meets the criteria. All youth to calculate child support amounts. DCS calculates are conducted by a hearings committed to the Oregon Youth Authority are the support order amount using information about officer via telephone. An enrolled in some type of mandatory education a parent‘s income and the child support guidelines. Administrative Support Order has the same legal program. If you have questions, please contact the State standing as a court order. Parents have 60 Recovery Central Unit. calendar days to appeal a decision by a hearings officer to the circuit court.