The following links are designed to help answer some of your questions about marriage, adoption, divorce, child custody, and other family law topics. The information provided here is not intended to cover every situation. The resources listed below contain general legal information that should not be used as a substitute for specific legal advice. Please remember that the law is always changing through actions of the courts and the Legislature.
The Oregon Department of Justice and the county District Attorneys operate the Oregon Child Support Program. The Program establishes and enforces support orders for children by application or on referral from the Department of Human Services for families receiving assistance. Recorded information.
This service provides legal advice and
assistance to low-income parents who have problems
with child support cases handled through the Support
Enforcement Division, a District Attorneys Office,
or the Child Support Accounting Unit. Office hours
This state office conducts child abuse
and neglect investigations, as well as day care center
licensing and investigation. Family counseling sessions
and parenting classes are also available. Includes
Oregon lawyers volunteer as Problem
Solvers to offer free legal information and advice
to children. Any young person between the ages of
13 and 17 can call to request a referral to this program.
Referrals include a thirty minute office visit with
a volunteer lawyer. This service is not available
in all areas.
A mediator is a neutral facilitator
trained to help people resolve their own disputes.
Mediation can eliminate the need to file a lawsuit
or go to court. It is often the best way to resolve
disputes between people who have an ongoing relationship,
such as parents, neighbors and business partners.
The Oregon State Bars Lawyer Referral Service has
information on mediation programs and professional
mediators throughout Oregon.