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Oregon SB 73, Repeal ORS 107.108

Support proposed Oregon Senate Bill 73. The proposed bill repeals ORS 107.108, which authorizes payment of support for an adult child attending school and limits obligation to pay child support to children under 18 years of age or, if the child is still in high school, 19 years of age or less. ORS 107.108, in Oregon’s own words in Crocker v Crocker, “…is not a perfect remedy for the problem”, the existing statute is based on assumptions, and it is used “to advance the state’s interests.”  Multnomah County Judge Kirschner opines, “ORS 107.108 violates the equal protection clauses of both (more…)
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Proposed Rulemaking, Oregon Child Support

H elp keep an eye on Oregon’s Division of Child Support.  The child support division files proposed rule-making changes from time to time.  The process has very low visibility to the public.  As of today, the only way of requesting notification of proposed changes to the rules of child support in Oregon is to email Lori Woltring, lori.woltring@doj.state.or.us, and request to be added to the list for child support rule-making updates. If you pay child support, YOU WANT TO BE ON THIS LIST and read the proposed rules from the child support division.  If you disagree with any of the (more…)
T wo recent court cases have been filed against the Oregon Child Support Program by former employees that suggest a workplace of discrimination and a hostile work environment. On June 12th, 2013, Antonio Castaneda, Jr., filed a complaint of sexual discrimination against the Oregon Department of Justice’s Child Support division in Marion County. Read the complaint here.  In short, Mr. Castaneda describes a workplace where co-workers teased him about his penis size and he and female co-workers otherwise engaged in unprofessional and inappropriate conversation while at work.  Mr. Castaneda was disciplined and eventually fired for the behavior. His female colleagues (more…)