Our office promotes family health and safety for the well-being of children through a variety of services and programs.
These services can be provided based upon an agreement of the parties or may be ordered by a judge after a careful review of the facts in a family law case. Trained staff can help you with the following:
The Columbia County Child Support Enforcement Office represents the interests of the State of Oregon. We do not represent either party. For legal advice please contact your private attorney.
Our office cannot guarantee that you will receive regular and timely support payments; however, we will make all reasonable efforts to assist you.
When you apply for services, the non-custodial parent will be advised to stop making payments directly to you, and instead, make payments through the Child Support Program.
Each case is different, with its own set of facts and circumstances. Most of our processes are handled administratively (outside of court) and take a minimum of 90 days. If hearings are requested, a party is difficult to serve, or if paternity testing is requested, this can take up to six months or longer.
For a full list of available services, please visit the Oregon Department of Justice Child Support page.