Oregon Statutes - Chapter 25 - Support Enforcement - Section 25.164 - Payment of support through Department of Justice.

(1) If the payment method for support payments set forth in the support judgment does not require payments to be made through the Department of Justice, the obligor, obligee, district attorney or Division of Child Support of the Department of Justice may request to have subsequent payments made through the department. All of the following apply to the request:

(a) The request must be in writing;

(b) The request must include the last-known addresses of the obligor and the obligee; and

(c) The request must be filed with the department.

(2) When a request is made under this section, all of the following apply:

(a) The existing method of support accounting shall terminate effective the first day of the month following the month the request was filed;

(b) The department shall commence support accounting and distribution when the existing method is terminated; and

(c) The request constitutes an application for support enforcement services and for the use of state and federal laws, regulations and rules relating to support payments and enforcement of judgments.

(3) If there is no appropriate record of support payments for purposes of this section, the department may establish a record of arrearage under ORS 25.167. [Formerly 25.320; 2003 c.146 §6]

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