Chapter 110 — Uniform Interstate Family Support Act

 

2015 EDITION

 

 

UNIFORM INTERSTATE FAMILY SUPPORT ACT

 

DOMESTIC RELATIONS

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

110.500     Short title

 

110.503     Definitions

 

110.504     Tribunal of state

 

110.505     Remedies cumulative; limitations

 

110.510     Application to certain support proceedings

 

JURISDICTION

 

110.518     Bases for jurisdiction over nonresident; limitations

 

110.520     Continuation of personal jurisdiction

 

110.522     Initiating and responding tribunals

 

110.524     Simultaneous proceedings in another state

 

110.527     Continuing, exclusive jurisdiction

 

110.530     Tribunal of state as initiating or responding tribunal

 

110.533     Recognition of controlling child support order

 

110.536     Multiple child support orders for two or more obligees

 

110.537     Credit for payments

 

110.539     Certain procedures in proceeding involving nonresident

 

110.540     Spousal support proceedings

 

CIVIL PROVISIONS OF GENERAL APPLICATION

 

110.542     Proceedings under this chapter

 

110.545     Action by minor parent

 

110.548     Application of law of this state

 

110.549     Duties of initiating tribunal

 

110.551     Duties and powers of responding tribunal

 

110.557     Inappropriate tribunal

 

110.560     Duties of support enforcement agency; reasonable efforts required for registration of orders

 

110.563     Duty of Attorney General; reciprocal arrangement with foreign country

 

110.566     Private counsel

 

110.569     Duties of Attorney General’s office as state information agency

 

110.572     Pleadings and accompanying documents

 

110.575     Nondisclosure of identifying information in exceptional circumstances

 

110.578     Costs and fees

 

110.579     Limited immunity of petitioner

 

110.581     Nonparentage as defense

 

110.584     Special rules of evidence and procedure

 

110.587     Communication between tribunals

 

110.590     Assistance with discovery

 

110.591     Receipt and disbursement of payments; redirection of nonresident payments; receipt of payments from another state

 

ESTABLISHMENT OF SUPPORT ORDER

OR DETERMINATION OF PARENTAGE

 

110.592     Authority to issue support order

 

110.593     Determination of parentage

 

ENFORCEMENT OF SUPPORT ORDER WITHOUT REGISTRATION

 

110.594     Income withholding order issued in another state

 

110.595     Employer’s compliance with income withholding order of another state

 

110.597     Employer’s compliance with multiple income withholding orders

 

110.598     Immunity from civil liability

 

110.600     Penalties for noncompliance

 

110.601     Contest by obligor

 

110.602     Administrative enforcement of order

 

REGISTRATION, ENFORCEMENT AND MODIFICATION OF SUPPORT ORDERS

 

(Registration for Enforcement of Support Order)

 

110.605     Registration of order for enforcement

 

110.607     Procedure to register order for enforcement

 

110.608     Effect of registration for enforcement

 

110.611     Choice of law

 

(Contest of Validity or Enforcement)

 

110.614     Notice of registration of order

 

110.617     Procedure to contest validity or enforcement of registered order

 

110.620     Contest of registration or enforcement

 

110.623     Effect of confirmation of order

 

(Registration and Modification of Child Support Order of Another State)

 

110.626     Registration of order for modification; petition for modification

 

110.629     Effect of registration of order for modification

 

110.632     Modification of child support order of another state

 

110.635     Enforcement and recognition of order modified by another state

 

110.636     Jurisdiction to modify order of another state when individual parties reside in this state; applicable law

 

110.637     Notice to issuing tribunal of modification of order

 

(Registration and Modification of Foreign Child Support Order)

 

110.639     Jurisdiction to modify foreign child support order

 

110.641     Procedure to modify foreign child support order

 

SUPPORT PROCEEDING UNDER CONVENTION

 

110.645     Definitions

 

110.647     Applicability

 

110.649     Designated agency

 

110.650     Proceedings available under Convention

 

110.653     Direct request for recognition and enforcement of order

 

110.655     Registration of Convention support order

 

110.657     Contest of registered Convention support order

 

110.660     Recognition and enforcement of registered Convention support order

 

110.662     Partial recognition and enforcement of Convention support order

 

110.665     Recognition and enforcement of registered foreign support agreement

 

110.667     Modification of Convention support order; requirements

 

110.668     Personal information; use

 

110.669     Language of filed record

 

INTERSTATE RENDITION

 

110.670     Grounds for rendition

 

110.673     Conditions of rendition

 

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

 

110.675     Uniformity of application and construction

 

110.677     Severability clause

 

      110.005 [1953 c.427 §27; 1979 c.484 §1; repealed by 1995 c.608 §46]

 

      110.006 [1953 c.427 §26; 1979 c.484 §2; repealed by 1995 c.608 §46]

 

      110.010 [Repealed by 1953 c.427 §29]

 

      110.011 [1953 c.427 §1; 1979 c.484 §3; repealed by 1995 c.608 §46]

 

      110.020 [Repealed by 1953 c.427 §29]

 

      110.021 [1953 c.427 §2; subsection (4) enacted as part of subsection (3), subsection (10) enacted as part of subsection (9) by 1969 c.417 §1; 1973 c.280 §1; repealed by 1979 c.484 §4 (110.022 enacted in lieu of 110.021)]

 

      110.022 [1979 c.484 §5 (enacted in lieu of 110.021); 1989 c.812 §9; repealed by 1995 c.608 §46]

 

      110.030 [Repealed by 1953 c.427 §29]

 

      110.031 [1953 c.427 §3; repealed by 1995 c.608 §46]

 

      110.040 [Repealed by 1953 c.427 §29]

 

      110.041 [1953 c.427 §4; repealed by 1995 c.608 §46]

 

      110.045 [1979 c.484 §42; repealed by 1995 c.608 §46]

 

      110.050 [Repealed by 1953 c.427 §29]

 

      110.051 [1953 c.427 §5; repealed by 1979 c.484 §6 (110.052 enacted in lieu of 110.051)]

 

      110.052 [1979 c.484 §7 (enacted in lieu of 110.051); repealed by 1995 c.608 §46]

 

      110.060 [Repealed by 1953 c.427 §29]

 

      110.061 [1953 c.427 §6; repealed by 1979 c.484 §8 (110.062 enacted in lieu of 110.061)]

 

      110.062 [1979 c.484 §9 (enacted in lieu of 110.061); repealed by 1995 c.608 §46]

 

      110.071 [1953 c.427 §7; 1979 c.484 §10; repealed by 1995 c.608 §46]

 

      110.081 [1953 c.427 §8; repealed by 1979 c.484 §11 (110.082 enacted in lieu of 110.081)]

 

      110.082 [1979 c.484 §12 (enacted in lieu of 110.081); repealed by 1995 c.608 §46]

 

      110.091 [1953 c.427 §9; repealed by 1979 c.484 §13 (110.092 enacted in lieu of 110.091)]

 

      110.092 [1979 c.484 §14 (enacted in lieu of 110.091); 1991 c.724 §23; repealed by 1995 c.608 §46]

 

      110.101 [1953 c.427 §10; repealed by 1979 c.484 §15 (110.102 enacted in lieu of 110.101)]

 

      110.102 [1979 c.484 §16 (enacted in lieu of 110.101); repealed by 1995 c.608 §46]

 

      110.110 [Repealed by 1953 c.427 §29]

 

      110.111 [1953 c.427 §11; repealed by 1975 c.458 §18]

 

      110.120 [Repealed by 1953 c.427 §29]

 

      110.121 [1953 c.427 §12; 1979 c.484 §17; repealed by 1995 c.608 §46]

 

      110.130 [Repealed by 1953 c.427 §29]

 

      110.131 [1953 c.427 §13; repealed by 1979 c.484 §18 (110.132 enacted in lieu of 110.131)]

 

      110.132 [1979 c.484 §19 (enacted in lieu of 110.131); repealed by 1995 c.608 §46]

 

      110.140 [Repealed by 1953 c.427 §29]

 

      110.141 [1953 c.427 §14; 1957 c.468 §1; 1959 c.587 §1; repealed by 1969 c.417 §2 (110.142 enacted in lieu of 110.141)]

 

      110.142 [1969 c.417 §3 (enacted in lieu of 110.141); repealed by 1995 c.608 §46]

 

      110.150 [Repealed by 1953 c.427 §29]

 

      110.151 [1953 c.427 §15; repealed by 1979 c.484 §20 (110.152 enacted in lieu of 110.151)]

 

      110.152 [1979 c.484 §21 (enacted in lieu of 110.151); repealed by 1995 c.608 §46]

 

      110.160 [Repealed by 1953 c.427 §29]

 

      110.161 [1953 c.427 §16; repealed by 1979 c.484 §22 (110.162 enacted in lieu of 110.161)]

 

      110.162 [1979 c.484 §23 (enacted in lieu of 110.161); 1995 c.79 §45; repealed by 1995 c.608 §46]

 

      110.165 [1979 c.484 §40; repealed by 1995 c.608 §46]

 

      110.170 [Repealed by 1953 c.427 §29]

 

      110.171 [1953 c.427 §14; 1957 c.468 §2; 1979 c.90 §4; repealed by 1979 c.484 §24 (110.172 enacted in lieu of 110.171)]

 

      110.172 [1979 c.484 §25 (enacted in lieu of 110.171); 1993 c.596 §24; repealed by 1995 c.608 §46]

 

      110.174 [1983 c.692 §5; repealed by 1985 c.610 §17]

 

      110.175 [1975 c.628 §4; repealed by 1979 c.484 §47 (110.176 enacted in lieu of 110.175)]

 

      110.176 [1979 c.484 §48 (enacted in lieu of 110.175); repealed by 1995 c.608 §46]

 

      110.180 [Repealed by 1953 c.427 §29]

 

      110.181 [1953 c.427 §17; 1961 c.630 §1; repealed by 1979 c.484 §26 (110.182 enacted in lieu of 110.181)]

 

      110.182 [1979 c.484 §27 (enacted in lieu of 110.181); 1993 c.596 §25; repealed by 1995 c.608 §46]

 

      110.185 [1979 c.484 §41; 1993 c.596 §26; repealed by 1995 c.608 §46]

 

      110.190 [Repealed by 1953 c.427 §29]

 

      110.200 [Repealed by 1953 c.427 §29]

 

      110.201 [1953 c.427 §18; 1979 c.484 §28; 1989 c.812 §10; repealed by 1995 c.608 §46]

 

      110.210 [Repealed by 1953 c.427 §29]

 

      110.211 [1953 c.427 §19; repealed by 1979 c.484 §29 (110.212 enacted in lieu of 110.211)]

 

      110.212 [1979 c.484 §30 (enacted in lieu of 110.211); repealed by 1995 c.608 §46]

 

      110.220 [Repealed by 1953 c.427 §29]

 

      110.221 [1953 c.427 §20; repealed by 1979 c.484 §31 (110.222 enacted in lieu of 110.221)]

 

      110.222 [1979 c.484 §32 (enacted in lieu of 110.221); repealed by 1995 c.608 §46]

 

      110.226 [1961 c.630 §3; 1993 c.596 §27; repealed by 1995 c.608 §46]

 

      110.230 [Repealed by 1953 c.427 §29]

 

      110.231 [1953 c.427 §21; repealed by 1979 c.484 §33 (110.232 enacted in lieu of 110.231)]

 

      110.232 [1979 c.484 §34 (enacted in lieu of 110.231); 1993 c.596 §28; repealed by 1995 c.608 §46]

 

      110.240 [Repealed by 1953 c.427 §29]

 

      110.241 [1953 c.427 §22; repealed by 1979 c.484 §35 (110.242 enacted in lieu of 110.241)]

 

      110.242 [1979 c.484 §36 (enacted in lieu of 110.241); repealed by 1995 c.608 §46]

 

      110.250 [Repealed by 1953 c.427 §29]

 

      110.251 [1953 c.427 §23; repealed by 1995 c.608 §46]

 

      110.260 [Repealed by 1953 c.427 §29]

 

      110.270 [Repealed by 1953 c.427 §29]

 

      110.271 [1953 c.427 §24; repealed by 1979 c.484 §37 (110.272 enacted in lieu of 110.271)]

 

      110.272 [1979 c.484 §38 (enacted in lieu of 110.271); repealed by 1995 c.608 §46]

 

      110.275 [1979 c.484 §43; repealed by 1995 c.608 §46]

 

      110.277 [1979 c.484 §§44,45; 1991 c.111 §9; 1993 c.18 §22; repealed by 1995 c.608 §46]

 

      110.281 [1979 c.484 §46; 1993 c.596 §29; repealed by 1995 c.608 §46]

 

      110.291 [1953 c.427 §25; repealed by 1995 c.608 §46]

 

      110.300 [1993 c.449 §51; renumbered 110.449 in 1999]

 

      110.301 [1993 c.449 §50; renumbered 110.446 in 1999]

 

      110.303 [1993 c.449 §1; 1999 c.80 §45; 1999 c.680 §1; 1999 c.735 §16; 2003 c.73 §57; 2005 c.560 §8; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.304 [Formerly 110.315; 2001 c.455 §20; 2003 c.75 §85; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.305 [1993 c.449 §3; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.308 [1993 c.449 §26; renumbered 110.379 in 1999]

 

      110.310 [1993 c.449 §48; 1999 c.80 §63; renumbered 110.440 in 1999]

 

      110.313 [1993 c.449 §49; renumbered 110.443 in 1999]

 

      110.315 [1993 c.449 §2; 1997 c.704 §42; renumbered 110.304 in 1999]

 

      110.318 [1993 c.449 §4; 1999 c.80 §47; 2009 c.595 §75; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.321 [1993 c.449 §5; 1999 c.80 §48; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.324 [1993 c.449 §7; 1995 c.608 §16; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.327 [1993 c.449 §8; 1999 c.80 §49; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.328 [1995 c.608 §13; repealed by 1999 c.80 §95]

 

      110.330 [1993 c.449 §§6,9; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.333 [1993 c.449 §10; 1999 c.80 §50; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.336 [1993 c.449 §11; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.339 [1993 c.449 §12; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.342 [1993 c.449 §13; 1999 c.80 §51; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.345 [1993 c.449 §14; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.348 [1993 c.449 §15; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.349 [Formerly 110.354; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.351 [1993 c.449 §17; 1997 c.707 §26; 1999 c.80 §53; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.354 [1993 c.449 §16; 1999 c.80 §52; renumbered 110.349 in 1999]

 

      110.357 [1993 c.449 §18; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.360 [1993 c.449 §19; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.363 [1993 c.449 §20; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.366 [1993 c.449 §21; 1999 c.80 §54; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.369 [1993 c.449 §22; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.372 [1993 c.449 §23; 1999 c.80 §55; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.375 [1993 c.449 §24; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.378 [1993 c.449 §25; 1999 c.80 §56; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.379 [Formerly 110.308; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.381 [1993 c.449 §27; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.384 [1993 c.449 §28; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.387 [1993 c.449 §29; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.390 [1993 c.449 §30; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.391 [Formerly 110.393; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.392 [Formerly 110.396; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.393 [1993 c.449 §31; renumbered 110.391 in 1999]

 

      110.394 [Formerly 110.399; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.395 [1997 c.746 §89; 1999 c.80 §89; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.396 [1993 c.449 §32; renumbered 110.392 in 1999]

 

      110.397 [1997 c.746 §90; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.398 [1997 c.746 §91; 1999 c.80 §90; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.399 [1993 c.449 §33; 1995 c.608 §17; 1999 c.80 §57; renumbered 110.394 in 1999]

 

      110.400 [1997 c.746 §92; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.401 [1997 c.746 §93; 1999 c.80 §91; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.402 [1993 c.449 §34; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.405 [1993 c.449 §§35,36; 1999 c.80 §58; 1999 c.680 §2; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.408 [1993 c.449 §37; 1999 c.80 §59; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.411 [1993 c.449 §38; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.414 [1993 c.449 §39; 1999 c.680 §3; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.417 [1993 c.449 §40; 1999 c.80 §60; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.420 [1993 c.449 §41; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.423 [1993 c.449 §42; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.426 [1993 c.449 §43; 2011 c.595 §35; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.429 [1993 c.449 §44; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.432 [1993 c.449 §45; 1999 c.80 §61; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.435 [1993 c.449 §46; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.436 [1997 c.746 §107; 1999 c.80 §92; 2001 c.104 §34; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.437 [1997 c.746 §108; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.438 [1993 c.449 §47; 1999 c.80 §62; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.440 [Formerly 110.310; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.441 [1993 c.449 §52; renumbered 110.452 in 1999]

 

      110.443 [Formerly 110.313; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.446 [Formerly 110.301; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.449 [Formerly 110.300; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

      110.452 [Formerly 110.441; repealed by 2015 c.298 §80]

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

      110.500 Short title. This chapter may be cited as the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act. [2015 c.298 §2]

 

      110.503 Definitions. As used in this chapter:

      (1) “Child” means an individual, whether over or under the age of majority, who is or is alleged to be owed a duty of support by the individual’s parent or who is or is alleged to be the beneficiary of a support order directed to the parent.

      (2) “Child support order” means a support order for a child, including a child who has attained the age of majority under the law of the issuing state or foreign country.

      (3) “Convention” means the Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance, concluded at The Hague on November 23, 2007.

      (4) “Duty of support” means an obligation imposed or imposable by law to provide support for a child, spouse or former spouse, including an unsatisfied obligation to provide support.

      (5) “Foreign country” means a country, or a political subdivision of a country, other than the United States, that authorizes the issuance of support orders and:

      (a) That has been declared under the law of the United States to be a foreign reciprocating country;

      (b) That has established a reciprocal arrangement for child support with this state as provided in ORS 110.563;

      (c) That has enacted a law or established procedures for the issuance and enforcement of support orders that are substantially similar to the procedures under this chapter; or

      (d) In which the Convention is in force with respect to the United States.

      (6) “Foreign support order” means a support order of a foreign tribunal.

      (7) “Foreign tribunal” means a court, administrative agency or quasi-judicial entity of a foreign country that is authorized to establish, enforce or modify support orders or to determine parentage of a child. “Foreign tribunal” includes a competent authority under the Convention.

      (8) “Home state” means the state or foreign country in which a child lived with a parent or a person acting as parent for at least six consecutive months immediately preceding the time of filing of a petition or comparable pleading for support and, if a child is less than six months old, the state or foreign country in which the child lived from birth with the parent or person acting as parent. A period of temporary absence of the child, parent or person acting as parent is counted as part of the six-month or other period.

      (9) “Income” includes earnings or other periodic entitlements to money from any source and any other property subject to withholding for support under the law of this state.

      (10) “Income withholding order” means an order or other legal process directed to an obligor’s employer or other debtor issued pursuant to ORS 25.372 to 25.427 to withhold support from the income of the obligor.

      (11) “Initiating tribunal” means the tribunal of a state or foreign country from which a petition or comparable pleading is forwarded or in which a petition or comparable pleading is filed for forwarding to another state or foreign country.

      (12) “Issuing foreign country” means the foreign country in which a tribunal issues a support order or a judgment determining parentage of a child.

      (13) “Issuing state” means the state in which a tribunal issues a support order or a judgment determining parentage of a child.

      (14) “Issuing tribunal” means the tribunal of a state or foreign country that issues a support order or a judgment determining parentage of a child.

      (15) “Law” includes decisional and statutory law and rules and regulations having the force of law.

      (16) “Obligee” means:

      (a) An individual to whom a duty of support is or is alleged to be owed or in whose favor a support order or a judgment determining parentage of a child has been issued;

      (b) A foreign country, state or political subdivision of a state to which the rights under a duty of support or support order have been assigned or which has independent claims based on financial assistance provided to an individual obligee in place of child support;

      (c) An individual seeking a judgment determining parentage of the individual’s child; or

      (d) A person that is a creditor in a proceeding under ORS 110.645 to 110.669.

      (17) “Obligor” means an individual, or the estate of a decedent, that:

      (a) Owes or is alleged to owe a duty of support;

      (b) Is alleged but has not been adjudicated to be a parent of a child;

      (c) Is liable under a support order; or

      (d) Is a debtor in a proceeding under ORS 110.645 to 110.669.

      (18) “Outside this state” means a location in another state or a country other than the United States, whether or not the country is a foreign country.

      (19) “Person” means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, public corporation, government, governmental subdivision, agency, instrumentality or any other legal or commercial entity.

      (20) “Record” means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form.

      (21) “Register” means to file in a tribunal of this state a support order or judgment determining parentage of a child issued in another state or a foreign country.

      (22) “Registering tribunal” means a tribunal in which a support order or judgment determining parentage of a child is registered.

      (23) “Responding state” means a state in which a petition or comparable pleading for support or to determine parentage of a child is filed or to which a petition or comparable pleading is forwarded for filing from another state or a foreign country.

      (24) “Responding tribunal” means the authorized tribunal in a responding state or foreign country.

      (25) “Spousal support order” means a support order for a spouse or former spouse of the obligor.

      (26) “State” means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, any territory or insular possession under the jurisdiction of the United States or an Indian nation or tribe.

      (27) “Support enforcement agency” means a public official, governmental entity or private agency authorized to:

      (a) Seek enforcement of support orders or laws relating to the duty of support;

      (b) Seek establishment or modification of child support;

      (c) Request determination of parentage of a child;

      (d) Attempt to locate obligors or their assets; or

      (e) Request determination of the controlling child support order.

      (28) “Support order” means a judgment, decree, order, decision or directive, whether temporary, final or subject to modification, issued in a state or foreign country for the benefit of a child, a spouse or a former spouse, that provides for monetary support, health care, arrearages, retroactive support or reimbursement for financial assistance provided to an individual obligee in place of child support. The term may include related costs and fees, interest, income withholding, automatic adjustment, reasonable attorney fees and other relief.

      (29) “Tribunal” means a court, administrative agency or quasi-judicial entity authorized to establish, enforce or modify support orders or to determine parentage of a child. [2015 c.298 §3]

 

      110.504 Tribunal of state. (1) The tribunals of this state are the circuit court, the administrator as defined in ORS 25.010, the Department of Justice or an administrative law judge of the Employment Department, as appropriate.

      (2) The Division of Child Support of the Department of Justice is the support enforcement agency of this state. [2015 c.298 §4]

 

      110.505 Remedies cumulative; limitations. (1) Remedies provided by this chapter are cumulative and do not affect the availability of remedies under other law or the recognition of a foreign support order on the basis of comity.

      (2) This chapter does not:

      (a) Provide the exclusive method of establishing or enforcing a support order under the law of this state; or

      (b) Grant a tribunal of this state jurisdiction to render judgment or issue an order relating to child custody or visitation in a proceeding under this chapter. [2015 c.298 §5]

 

      110.510 Application to certain support proceedings. (1) A tribunal of this state shall apply ORS 110.500 to 110.641 and, as applicable, ORS 110.645 to 110.669 to a support proceeding involving:

      (a) A foreign support order;

      (b) A foreign tribunal; or

      (c) An obligee, obligor or child residing in a foreign country.

      (2) A tribunal of this state that is requested to recognize and enforce a support order on the basis of comity may apply the procedural and substantive provisions of ORS 110.500 to 110.641.

      (3) ORS 110.645 to 110.669 apply only to a support proceeding under the Convention. In such a proceeding, if a provision of ORS 110.645 to 110.669 is inconsistent with ORS 110.500 to 110.641, ORS 110.645 to 110.669 control. [2015 c.298 §6]

 

JURISDICTION

 

      110.518 Bases for jurisdiction over nonresident; limitations. (1) In a proceeding to establish or enforce a support order or to determine parentage of a child, a tribunal of this state may exercise personal jurisdiction over a nonresident individual or the individual’s guardian or conservator if:

      (a) The individual is personally served with notice within this state;

      (b) The individual submits to the jurisdiction of this state by consent in a record, by entering a general appearance or by filing a responsive document having the effect of waiving any contest to personal jurisdiction;

      (c) The individual resided with the child in this state;

      (d) The individual resided in this state and provided prenatal expenses or support for the child;

      (e) The child resides in this state as a result of the acts or directives of the individual;

      (f) The individual engaged in sexual intercourse in this state and the child may have been conceived by that act of intercourse; or

      (g) There is any other basis consistent with the Constitutions of the State of Oregon and the United States for the exercise of personal jurisdiction.

      (2) The bases of personal jurisdiction set forth in subsection (1) of this section or in any other law of this state may not be used to acquire personal jurisdiction for a tribunal of this state to modify a child support order of another state unless the requirements of ORS 110.632 are met or, in the case of a foreign support order, unless the requirements of ORS 110.639 are met. [2015 c.298 §7]

 

      110.520 Continuation of personal jurisdiction. Personal jurisdiction acquired by a tribunal of this state in a proceeding under this chapter or other law of this state relating to a support order continues as long as a tribunal of this state has continuing, exclusive jurisdiction to modify its order or continuing jurisdiction to enforce its order as provided by ORS 110.527, 110.530 and 110.540. [2015 c.298 §8]

 

      110.522 Initiating and responding tribunals. Under this chapter, a tribunal of this state may serve as an initiating tribunal to forward proceedings to a tribunal of another state, and as a responding tribunal for proceedings initiated in another state or a foreign country. [2015 c.298 §9]

 

      110.524 Simultaneous proceedings in another state. (1) A tribunal of this state may exercise jurisdiction to establish a support order if the petition or comparable pleading is filed after a pleading is filed in another state or a foreign country only if:

      (a) The petition or comparable pleading in this state is filed before the expiration of the time allowed in the other state or the foreign country for filing a responsive pleading challenging the exercise of jurisdiction by the other state or the foreign country;

      (b) The contesting party timely challenges the exercise of jurisdiction in the other state or the foreign country; and

      (c) If relevant, this state is the home state of the child.

      (2) A tribunal of this state may not exercise jurisdiction to establish a support order if the petition or comparable pleading is filed before a petition or comparable pleading is filed in another state or a foreign country if:

      (a) The petition or comparable pleading in the other state or foreign country is filed before the expiration of the time allowed in this state for filing a responsive pleading challenging the exercise of jurisdiction by this state;

      (b) The contesting party timely challenges the exercise of jurisdiction in this state; and

      (c) If relevant, the other state or foreign country is the home state of the child. [2015 c.298 §10]

 

      110.527 Continuing, exclusive jurisdiction. (1) A tribunal of this state that has issued a child support order consistent with the law of this state has and shall exercise continuing, exclusive jurisdiction to modify its child support order if the order is the controlling order and:

      (a) At the time of the filing of a request for modification, this state is the residence of the obligor, the individual obligee or the child for whose benefit the support order is issued; or

      (b) Even if this state is not the residence of the obligor, the individual obligee or the child for whose benefit the support order is issued, the parties consent in a record or in open court that the tribunal of this state may continue to exercise jurisdiction to modify its order.

      (2) A tribunal of this state that has issued a child support order consistent with the law of this state may not exercise continuing, exclusive jurisdiction to modify the order if:

      (a) All of the parties who are individuals file consent in a record with the tribunal of this state that a tribunal of another state that has jurisdiction over at least one of the parties who is an individual or that is located in the state of residence of the child may modify the order and assume continuing, exclusive jurisdiction; or

      (b) The tribunal’s order is not the controlling order.

      (3) If a tribunal of another state has issued a child support order pursuant to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act or a law substantially similar to that Act which modifies a child support order of a tribunal of this state, tribunals of this state shall recognize the continuing, exclusive jurisdiction of the tribunal of the other state.

      (4) A tribunal of this state that lacks continuing, exclusive jurisdiction to modify a child support order may serve as an initiating tribunal to request a tribunal of another state to modify a support order issued in that state.

      (5) A temporary support order issued ex parte or pending resolution of a jurisdictional conflict does not create continuing, exclusive jurisdiction in the issuing tribunal. [2015 c.298 §11]

 

      110.530 Tribunal of state as initiating or responding tribunal. (1) A tribunal of this state that has issued a child support order consistent with the law of this state may serve as an initiating tribunal to request a tribunal of another state to enforce:

      (a) The order if the order is the controlling order and has not been modified by a tribunal of another state that assumed jurisdiction pursuant to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act; or

      (b) A money judgment for arrears of support and interest on the order accrued before a determination that an order of a tribunal of another state is the controlling order.

      (2) A tribunal of this state having continuing jurisdiction over a support order may act as a responding tribunal to enforce the order. [2015 c.298 §12]

 

      110.533 Recognition of controlling child support order. (1) If a proceeding is brought under this chapter and only one tribunal has issued a child support order, the order of that tribunal controls and must be recognized.

      (2) If a proceeding is brought under this chapter and two or more child support orders have been issued by tribunals of this state, another state or a foreign country with regard to the same obligor and same child, a tribunal of this state having personal jurisdiction over both the obligor and individual obligee shall apply the following rules and by order shall determine which order controls and must be recognized:

      (a) If only one of the tribunals would have continuing, exclusive jurisdiction under this chapter the order of that tribunal controls.

      (b) If more than one of the tribunals would have continuing, exclusive jurisdiction under this chapter:

      (A) An order issued by a tribunal in the current home state of the child controls; or

      (B) If an order has not been issued in the current home state of the child, the order most recently issued controls.

      (c) If none of the tribunals would have continuing, exclusive jurisdiction under this chapter, the tribunal of this state shall issue a child support order, which controls.

      (3) If two or more child support orders have been issued for the same obligor and same child, upon request of a party who is an individual or that is a support enforcement agency, a tribunal of this state having personal jurisdiction over both the obligor and the obligee who is an individual shall determine which order controls under subsection (2) of this section. The request may be filed with a registration for enforcement or registration for modification pursuant to ORS 110.605 to 110.641 or may be filed as a separate proceeding.

      (4) A request to determine which is the controlling order must be accompanied by a copy of every child support order in effect and the applicable record of payments. The requesting party shall give notice of the request to each party whose rights may be affected by the determination.

      (5) The tribunal that issued the controlling order under subsection (1), (2) or (3) of this section has continuing jurisdiction to the extent provided in ORS 110.527 or 110.530.

      (6) A tribunal of this state that determines by order which is the controlling order under subsection (2)(a) or (b) or (3) of this section or that issues a new controlling order under subsection (2)(c) of this section shall state in that order:

      (a) The basis upon which the tribunal made its determination;

      (b) The amount of prospective support, if any; and

      (c) The total amount of consolidated arrears and accrued interest, if any, under all of the orders after all payments made are credited as provided by ORS 110.537.

      (7) Within 30 days after issuance of an order determining which is the controlling order, the party obtaining the order shall file a certified copy of it in each tribunal that issued or registered an earlier order of child support. A party or support enforcement agency obtaining the order that fails to file a certified copy is subject to appropriate sanctions by a tribunal in which the issue of failure to file arises. The failure to file does not affect the validity or enforceability of the controlling order.

      (8) An order that has been determined to be the controlling order, or a judgment for consolidated arrears of support and interest, if any, made pursuant to this section must be recognized in proceedings under this chapter. [2015 c.298 §13]

 

      110.536 Multiple child support orders for two or more obligees. In responding to registrations or petitions for enforcement of two or more child support orders in effect at the same time with regard to the same obligor and different individual obligees, at least one of which was issued by a tribunal of another state or a foreign country, a tribunal of this state shall enforce those orders in the same manner as if the orders had been issued by a tribunal of this state. [2015 c.298 §14]

 

      110.537 Credit for payments. A tribunal of this state shall credit amounts collected for a particular period pursuant to any child support order against the amounts owed for the same period under any other child support order for support of the same child issued by a tribunal of this state, another state or a foreign country. [2015 c.298 §15]

 

      110.539 Certain procedures in proceeding involving nonresident. A tribunal of this state exercising personal jurisdiction over a nonresident in a proceeding under this chapter, under other law of this state relating to a support order or recognizing a foreign support order may receive evidence from outside this state pursuant to ORS 110.584, communicate with a tribunal outside this state pursuant to ORS 110.587 and obtain discovery through a tribunal outside this state pursuant to ORS 110.590. In all other respects, ORS 110.542 to 110.641 do not apply and the tribunal shall apply the procedural and substantive law of this state. [2015 c.298 §16]

 

      110.540 Spousal support proceedings. (1) A tribunal of this state issuing a spousal support order consistent with the law of this state has continuing, exclusive jurisdiction to modify the spousal support order throughout the existence of the support obligation.

      (2) A tribunal of this state may not modify a spousal support order issued by a tribunal of another state or a foreign country having continuing, exclusive jurisdiction over that order under the law of that state or foreign country.

      (3) A tribunal of this state that has continuing, exclusive jurisdiction over a spousal support order may serve as:

      (a) An initiating tribunal to request a tribunal of another state to enforce the spousal support order issued in this state; or

      (b) A responding tribunal to enforce or modify its own spousal support order. [2015 c.298 §17]

 

CIVIL PROVISIONS OF GENERAL APPLICATION

 

      110.542 Proceedings under this chapter. (1) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, ORS 110.542 to 110.591 apply to all proceedings under this chapter.

      (2) An individual petitioner or a support enforcement agency may initiate a proceeding authorized under this chapter by filing a petition in an initiating tribunal for forwarding to a responding tribunal or by filing a petition or a comparable pleading directly in a tribunal of another state or a foreign country that has or can obtain personal jurisdiction over the respondent. [2015 c.298 §18]

 

      110.545 Action by minor parent. A minor parent, or a guardian or other legal representative of a minor parent, may maintain a proceeding on behalf of or for the benefit of the minor’s child. [2015 c.298 §19]

 

      110.548 Application of law of this state. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, a responding tribunal of this state shall:

      (1) Apply the procedural and substantive law generally applicable to similar proceedings originating in this state and may exercise all powers and provide all remedies available in those proceedings; and

      (2) Determine the duty of support and the amount payable in accordance with the law and support guidelines of this state. [2015 c.298 §20]

 

      110.549 Duties of initiating tribunal. (1) Upon the filing of a petition authorized by this chapter, an initiating tribunal of this state shall forward the petition and its accompanying documents:

      (a) To the responding tribunal or appropriate support enforcement agency in the responding state; or

      (b) If the identity of the responding tribunal is unknown, to the state information agency of the responding state with a request that the petition and accompanying documents be forwarded to the appropriate tribunal and that receipt be acknowledged.

      (2) If requested by the responding tribunal, a tribunal of this state shall issue a certificate or other document and make findings required by the law of the responding state. If the responding tribunal is in a foreign country, upon request the tribunal of this state shall specify the amount of support sought, convert that amount into the equivalent amount in the foreign currency under applicable official or market exchange rate as publicly reported and provide any other documents necessary to satisfy the requirements of the responding foreign tribunal. [2015 c.298 §21]

 

      110.551 Duties and powers of responding tribunal. (1) When a responding tribunal of this state receives a petition or comparable pleading from an initiating tribunal or directly pursuant to ORS 110.542 (2), the responding tribunal shall cause the petition or pleading to be filed and notify the petitioner where and when it was filed.

      (2) A responding tribunal of this state, to the extent not prohibited by other law, may do one or more of the following:

      (a) Establish or enforce a support order, modify a child support order, determine the controlling child support order or determine parentage of a child;

      (b) Order an obligor to comply with a support order, specifying the amount and the manner of compliance;

      (c) Order income withholding;

      (d) Determine the amount of any arrearages and specify a method of payment;

      (e) Enforce orders by civil or criminal contempt, or both;

      (f) Set aside property for satisfaction of the support order;

      (g) Place liens and order execution on the obligor’s property;

      (h) Order an obligor to keep the tribunal informed of the obligor’s current residential address, electronic mail address, telephone number, employer, address of employment and telephone number at the place of employment;

      (i) Issue a warrant for an obligor who has failed, after proper notice, to appear at a hearing ordered by the tribunal and enter the warrant in any local and state computer systems for criminal warrants;

      (j) Order the obligor to seek appropriate employment by specified methods;

      (k) Award reasonable attorney fees and other fees and costs; and

      (L) Grant any other available remedy.

      (3) A responding tribunal of this state shall include in a support order issued under this chapter, or in the documents accompanying the order, the calculations on which the support order is based.

      (4) A responding tribunal of this state may not condition the payment of a support order issued under this chapter upon compliance by a party with provisions for visitation.

      (5) If a responding tribunal of this state issues an order under this chapter, the tribunal shall send a copy of the order to the petitioner and the respondent and to the initiating tribunal, if any.

      (6) If requested to enforce a support order, arrears or judgment or to modify a support order stated in a foreign currency, a responding tribunal of this state shall convert the amount stated in the foreign currency to the equivalent amount in dollars under the applicable official or market exchange rate as publicly reported. [2015 c.298 §22]

 

      110.557 Inappropriate tribunal. If a petition or comparable pleading is received by an inappropriate tribunal of this state, the tribunal shall forward the pleading and accompanying documents to an appropriate tribunal of this state or another state and notify the petitioner where and when the pleading was sent. [2015 c.298 §23]

 

      110.560 Duties of support enforcement agency; reasonable efforts required for registration of orders. (1) A support enforcement agency of this state, upon request, shall provide services to a petitioner in a proceeding under this chapter.

      (2) A support enforcement agency of this state that is providing services to the petitioner shall:

      (a) Take all steps necessary to enable an appropriate tribunal of this state, another state or a foreign country to obtain jurisdiction over the respondent;

      (b) Request an appropriate tribunal to set a date, time and place for a hearing;

      (c) Make a reasonable effort to obtain all relevant information, including information as to income and property of the parties;

      (d) Within seven days, exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays, after receipt of notice in a record from an initiating, responding or registering tribunal, send a copy of the notice to the petitioner;

      (e) Within seven days, exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays, after receipt of communication in a record from the respondent or the respondent’s attorney, send a copy of the communication to the petitioner; and

      (f) Notify the petitioner if jurisdiction over the respondent cannot be obtained.

      (3) A support enforcement agency of this state that requests registration of a child support order in this state for enforcement or for modification shall make reasonable efforts:

      (a) To ensure that the order to be registered is the controlling order; or

      (b) If two or more child support orders exist and the identity of the controlling order has not been determined, to ensure that a request for such a determination is made in a tribunal having jurisdiction to do so.

      (4) A support enforcement agency of this state that requests registration and enforcement of a support order, arrears or judgment stated in a foreign currency shall convert the amounts stated in the foreign currency into the equivalent amounts in dollars under the applicable official or market exchange rate as publicly reported.

      (5) A support enforcement agency of this state shall issue or request a tribunal of this state to issue a child support order and an income withholding order that redirect payment of current support, arrears and interest if requested to do so by a support enforcement agency of another state pursuant to ORS 110.591.

      (6) This chapter does not create or negate a relationship of attorney and client or other fiduciary relationship between a support enforcement agency or the attorney for the agency and the individual being assisted by the agency. [2015 c.298 §24]

 

      110.563 Duty of Attorney General; reciprocal arrangement with foreign country. (1) If the Attorney General determines that the support enforcement agency is neglecting or refusing to provide services to an individual, the Attorney General may order the agency to perform its duties under this chapter or may provide those services directly to the individual.

      (2) The Attorney General may determine that a foreign country has established a reciprocal arrangement for child support with this state and take appropriate action for notification of the determination. [2015 c.298 §25]

 

      110.566 Private counsel. An individual may employ private counsel to represent the individual in proceedings authorized by this chapter. [2015 c.298 §26]

 

      110.569 Duties of Attorney General’s office as state information agency. (1) The Attorney General’s office is the state information agency under this chapter.

      (2) The state information agency shall:

      (a) Compile and maintain a current list, including addresses, of the tribunals in this state that have jurisdiction under this chapter and any support enforcement agencies in this state and transmit a copy to the state information agency of every other state;

      (b) Maintain a register of names and addresses of tribunals and support enforcement agencies received from other states;

      (c) Forward to the appropriate tribunal in the county in this state in which the obligee who is an individual or the obligor resides, or in which the obligor’s property is believed to be located, all documents concerning a proceeding under this chapter received from another state or a foreign country; and

      (d) Obtain information concerning the location of the obligor and the obligor’s property within this state not exempt from execution, by such means as postal verification and federal or state locator services, examination of telephone directories, requests for the obligor’s address from employers and examination of governmental records including, to the extent not prohibited by other law, those relating to real property, vital statistics, law enforcement, taxation, motor vehicles, driver licenses and Social Security. [2015 c.298 §27]

 

      110.572 Pleadings and accompanying documents. (1) In a proceeding under this chapter, a petitioner seeking to establish a support order, to determine parentage of a child or to register and modify a support order of a tribunal of another state or a foreign country must file a petition. Unless otherwise ordered under ORS 110.575, the petition or accompanying documents must provide, so far as known, the name, residential address and Social Security numbers of the obligor and the obligee or the parent and alleged parent and the name, sex, residential address, Social Security number and date of birth of each child for whose benefit support is sought or whose parentage is to be determined. Unless filed at the time of registration, the petition must be accompanied by a copy of any support order known to have been issued by another tribunal. The petition may include any other information that may assist in locating or identifying the respondent.

      (2) The petition must specify the relief sought. The petition and accompanying documents must conform substantially with the requirements imposed by the forms mandated by federal law for use in cases filed by a support enforcement agency. [2015 c.298 §28]

 

      110.575 Nondisclosure of identifying information in exceptional circumstances. If a party alleges in an affidavit or a pleading under oath that the health, safety or liberty of a party or child would be jeopardized by disclosure of specific identifying information, that information must be sealed and may not be disclosed to the other party or the public. After a hearing in which a tribunal takes into consideration the health, safety or liberty of the party or child, the tribunal may order disclosure of information that the tribunal determines to be in the interest of justice. [2015 c.298 §29]

 

      110.578 Costs and fees. (1) The petitioner may not be required to pay a filing fee or other costs.

      (2) If an obligee prevails, a responding tribunal of this state may assess against an obligor filing fees, reasonable attorney fees, other costs and necessary travel and other reasonable expenses incurred by the obligee and the obligee’s witnesses. The tribunal may not assess fees, costs or expenses against the obligee or the support enforcement agency of either the initiating or responding state or foreign country except as provided by other law. Attorney fees may be taxed as costs and may be ordered paid directly to the attorney, who may enforce the order in the attorney’s own name. Payment of support owed to the obligee has priority over fees, costs and expenses.

      (3) The tribunal shall order the payment of costs and reasonable attorney fees if it determines that a hearing was requested primarily for delay. In a proceeding under ORS 110.605 to 110.641, a hearing is presumed to have been requested primarily for delay if a registered support order is confirmed or enforced without change. [2015 c.298 §30]

 

      110.579 Limited immunity of petitioner. (1) Participation by a petitioner in a proceeding under this chapter before a responding tribunal, whether in person, by private attorney or through services provided by the support enforcement agency, does not confer personal jurisdiction over the petitioner in another proceeding.

      (2) A petitioner is not amenable to service of civil process while physically present in this state to participate in a proceeding under this chapter.

      (3) The immunity granted by this section does not extend to civil litigation based on acts unrelated to a proceeding under this chapter committed by a party while physically present in this state to participate in the proceeding. [2015 c.298 §31]

 

      110.581 Nonparentage as defense. A party whose parentage of a child has been previously determined by or pursuant to law may not plead nonparentage as a defense to a proceeding under this chapter. [2015 c.298 §32]

 

      110.584 Special rules of evidence and procedure. (1) The physical presence of a nonresident party who is an individual in a tribunal of this state is not required for the establishment, enforcement or modification of a support order or the rendition of a judgment determining parentage of a child.

      (2) An affidavit, a document substantially complying with federally mandated forms or a document incorporated by reference in an affidavit or form that would not be excluded under the hearsay rule if given in person is admissible in evidence if given under penalty of perjury by a party or witness residing outside this state.

      (3) A copy of the record of child support payments certified as a true copy of the original by the custodian of the record may be forwarded to a responding tribunal. The copy is evidence of the facts asserted in the record and is admissible to show whether payments were made.

      (4) Copies of bills for testing for parentage of a child and for prenatal and postnatal health care of the mother and child that are furnished to the adverse party at least 10 days before trial are admissible in evidence to prove the amount of the charges billed and that the charges were reasonable, necessary and customary.

      (5) Documentary evidence transmitted from outside this state to a tribunal of this state by telephone, telecopier or other electronic means that do not provide an original record may not be excluded from evidence on an objection based on the means of transmission.

      (6) In a proceeding under this chapter, a tribunal of this state shall permit a party or witness residing outside this state to be deposed or to testify under penalty of perjury by telephone, audiovisual means or other electronic means at a designated tribunal or other location. A tribunal of this state shall cooperate with other tribunals in designating an appropriate location for the deposition or testimony.

      (7) If a party called to testify at a civil hearing refuses to answer on the ground that the testimony may be self-incriminating, the trier of fact may draw an adverse inference from the refusal.

      (8) A privilege against disclosure of communications between spouses does not apply in a proceeding under this chapter.

      (9) The defense of immunity based on the relationship of husband and wife or parent and child does not apply in a proceeding under this chapter.

      (10) A voluntary acknowledgment of paternity, certified as a true copy, is admissible to establish parentage of the child. [2015 c.298 §33]

 

      110.587 Communication between tribunals. A tribunal of this state may communicate with a tribunal outside this state in a record or by telephone, electronic mail or other means to obtain information concerning the laws of that tribunal, the legal effect of a judgment, decree or order of that tribunal and the status of a proceeding. A tribunal of this state may furnish similar information by similar means to a tribunal outside this state. [2015 c.298 §34]

 

      110.590 Assistance with discovery. A tribunal of this state may:

      (1) Request a tribunal outside this state to assist in obtaining discovery; and

      (2) Upon request, compel a person over which it has jurisdiction to respond to a discovery order issued by a tribunal outside this state. [2015 c.298 §35]

 

      110.591 Receipt and disbursement of payments; redirection of nonresident payments; receipt of payments from another state. (1) A support enforcement agency or tribunal of this state shall disburse promptly any amounts received pursuant to a support order as directed by the order. The agency or tribunal shall furnish to a requesting party or tribunal of another state or a foreign country a certified statement by the custodian of the record of the amounts and dates of all payments received.

      (2) If neither the obligor nor the obligee who is an individual nor the child resides in this state, upon request from the support enforcement agency of this state or another state, the support enforcement agency of this state or a tribunal of this state shall:

      (a) Direct that the support payment be made to the support enforcement agency in the state in which the obligee is receiving services; and

      (b) Issue and send to the obligor’s employer a conforming income withholding order or an administrative notice of change of payee reflecting the redirected payments.

      (3) The support enforcement agency of this state receiving redirected payments from another state pursuant to a law similar to subsection (2) of this section shall furnish to a requesting party or tribunal of the other state a certified statement by the custodian of the record of the amount and dates of all payments received. [2015 c.298 §36]

 

ESTABLISHMENT OF SUPPORT ORDER OR

DETERMINATION OF PARENTAGE

 

      110.592 Authority to issue support order. (1) If a support order entitled to recognition under this chapter has not been issued, a responding tribunal of this state with personal jurisdiction over the parties may issue a support order if:

      (a) The individual seeking the order resides outside this state; or

      (b) The support enforcement agency seeking the order is located outside this state.

      (2) The tribunal may issue a temporary child support order if the tribunal determines that such an order is appropriate and the individual ordered to pay is:

      (a) A presumed father of the child;

      (b) Petitioning to have his paternity adjudicated;

      (c) Identified as the father of the child through genetic testing;

      (d) An alleged father who has declined to submit to genetic testing;

      (e) Shown by clear and convincing evidence to be the father of the child;

      (f) An acknowledged father as provided in ORS 109.070;

      (g) The mother of the child; or

      (h) An individual who has been ordered to pay child support in a previous proceeding and the order has not been reversed or vacated.

      (3) Upon finding, after notice and opportunity to be heard, that an obligor owes a duty of support, the tribunal shall issue a support order directed to the obligor and may issue other orders pursuant to ORS 110.551. [2015 c.298 §37]

 

      110.593 Determination of parentage. A tribunal of this state authorized to determine parentage of a child may serve as a responding tribunal in a proceeding to determine parentage of a child brought under this chapter or a law or procedure substantially similar to this chapter. [2015 c.298 §38]

 

ENFORCEMENT OF SUPPORT ORDER

WITHOUT REGISTRATION

 

      110.594 Income withholding order issued in another state. An income withholding order issued in another state may be sent by or on behalf of the obligee, or by the support enforcement agency, to the person defined as the obligor’s employer under the income withholding law of this state without first filing a petition or comparable pleading or registering the order with a tribunal of this state. [2015 c.298 §39]

 

      110.595 Employer’s compliance with income withholding order of another state. (1) Upon receipt of an income withholding order, the obligor’s employer shall immediately provide a copy of the order to the obligor.

      (2) The employer shall treat an income withholding order issued in another state that appears regular on its face as if it had been issued by a tribunal of this state.

      (3) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (4) of this section and ORS 110.597, the employer shall withhold and distribute the funds as directed in the income withholding order by complying with terms of the order that specify:

      (a) The duration and amount of periodic payments of current child support, stated as a sum certain;

      (b) The person designated to receive payments and the address to which the payments are to be forwarded;

      (c) Medical support, whether in the form of a periodic cash payment, stated as a sum certain or by ordering the obligor to provide health insurance coverage for the child under a policy available through the obligor’s employment;

      (d) The amount of periodic payments of fees and costs for a support enforcement agency, the issuing tribunal and the obligee’s attorney, stated as sums certain; and

      (e) The amount of periodic payments of arrearages and interest on arrearages, stated as sums certain.

      (4) An employer shall comply with the law of the state of the obligor’s principal place of employment for withholding from income with respect to:

      (a) The employer’s fee for processing an income withholding order;

      (b) The maximum amount permitted to be withheld from the obligor’s income; and

      (c) The times within which the employer must implement the income withholding order and forward the child support payment. [2015 c.298 §40]

 

      110.597 Employer’s compliance with multiple income withholding orders. If an obligor’s employer receives two or more income withholding orders with respect to the earnings of the same obligor, the employer satisfies the terms of the orders if the employer complies with the law of the state of the obligor’s principal place of employment to establish the priorities for withholding and allocating income withheld for two or more child support obligees. [2015 c.298 §41]

 

      110.598 Immunity from civil liability. An employer that complies with an income withholding order issued in another state in accordance with ORS 110.594 to 110.602 is not subject to civil liability to an individual or agency with regard to the employer’s withholding of child support from the obligor’s income. [2015 c.298 §42]

 

      110.600 Penalties for noncompliance. An employer that willfully fails to comply with an income withholding order issued in another state and received for enforcement is subject to the same penalties that may be imposed for noncompliance with an order issued by a tribunal of this state. [2015 c.298 §43]

 

      110.601 Contest by obligor. (1) An obligor may contest the validity or enforcement of an income withholding order issued in another state and received directly by an employer in this state by registering the order in a tribunal of this state and filing a contest to that order as provided in ORS 110.605 to 110.641 or otherwise contesting the order in the same manner as if the order had been issued by a tribunal of this state.

      (2) The obligor shall give notice of the contest to:

      (a) A support enforcement agency providing services to the obligee;

      (b) Each employer that has directly received an income withholding order relating to the obligor; and

      (c) The person designated to receive payments in the income withholding order or, if no person is designated, to the obligee. [2015 c.298 §44]

 

      110.602 Administrative enforcement of order. (1) A party or support enforcement agency seeking to enforce a support order or an income withholding order, or both, issued in another state, or a foreign support order, may send the documents required for registering the order to a support enforcement agency of this state.

      (2) Upon receipt of the documents, the support enforcement agency, without initially seeking to register the order, shall consider and, if appropriate, use any administrative procedure authorized by the law of this state to enforce a support order or an income withholding order, or both. If the obligor does not contest administrative enforcement, the order need not be registered. If the obligor contests the validity or administrative enforcement of the order, the support enforcement agency shall register the order pursuant to this chapter. [2015 c.298 §45]

 

REGISTRATION, ENFORCEMENT

AND MODIFICATION

OF SUPPORT ORDERS

 

(Registration for Enforcement of Support Order)

 

      110.605 Registration of order for enforcement. A support order or income withholding order issued in another state or a foreign support order may be registered in this state for enforcement. [2015 c.298 §46]

 

      110.607 Procedure to register order for enforcement. (1) Except as otherwise provided in ORS 110.655, a support order or income withholding order of another state or a foreign support order may be registered in this state by sending the following records to the appropriate tribunal in this state:

      (a) A letter of transmittal to the tribunal requesting registration and enforcement;

      (b) Two copies, including one certified copy, of the order to be registered, including any modification of the order;

      (c) A sworn statement by the person requesting registration or a certified statement by the custodian of the records showing the amount of any arrearage;

      (d) The name of the obligor and, if known:

      (A) The obligor’s address and Social Security number;

      (B) The name and address of the obligor’s employer and any other source of income of the obligor; and

      (C) A description and the location of property of the obligor in this state not exempt from execution; and

      (e) Except as otherwise provided in ORS 110.575, the name and address of the obligee and, if applicable, the person to whom support payments are to be remitted.

      (2) Upon receipt of a request for registration, the registering tribunal shall cause the order to be filed as an order of a tribunal of another state or a foreign support order, together with one copy of the documents and information, regardless of their form.

      (3) A petition or comparable pleading seeking a remedy that must be affirmatively sought under other law of this state may be filed at the same time as the request for registration or later. The pleading must specify the grounds for the remedy sought.

      (4) If two or more orders are in effect, the person requesting registration shall:

      (a) Furnish to the tribunal a copy of every support order asserted to be in effect in addition to the documents specified in this section;

      (b) Specify the order alleged to be the controlling order, if any; and

      (c) Specify the amount of consolidated arrears, if any.

      (5) A request for a determination of which is the controlling order may be filed separately or with a request for registration and enforcement or for registration and modification. The person requesting registration shall give notice of the request to each party whose rights may be affected by the determination. [2015 c.298 §47]

 

      110.608 Effect of registration for enforcement. (1) A support order or income withholding order issued in another state, or a foreign support order, is registered when the order is filed in the registering tribunal of this state.

      (2) A registered support order issued in another state or a foreign country is enforceable in the same manner and is subject to the same procedures as an order issued by a tribunal of this state.

      (3) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, a tribunal of this state shall recognize and enforce, but may not modify, a registered support order if the issuing tribunal had jurisdiction. [2015 c.298 §48]

 

      110.611 Choice of law. (1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (4) of this section, the law of the issuing state or foreign country governs:

      (a) The nature, extent, amount and duration of current payments under a registered support order;

      (b) The computation and payment of arrearages and accrual of interest on the arrearages under the support order; and

      (c) The existence and satisfaction of other obligations under the support order.

      (2) In a proceeding for arrears under a registered support order, the statute of limitation of this state, or of the issuing state or foreign country, whichever is longer, applies.

      (3) A responding tribunal of this state shall apply the procedures and remedies of this state to enforce current support and collect arrears and interest due on a support order of another state or a foreign country registered in this state.

      (4) After a tribunal of this state or another state determines which is the controlling order and issues an order consolidating arrears, if any, a tribunal of this state shall prospectively apply the law of the state or foreign country issuing the controlling order, including its law on interest on arrears, on current and future support and on consolidated arrears. [2015 c.298 §49]

 

(Contest of Validity or Enforcement)

 

      110.614 Notice of registration of order. (1) When a support order or income withholding order issued in another state or a foreign support order is registered, the registering tribunal of this state shall notify the nonregistering party. The notice must be accompanied by a copy of the registered order and the documents and relevant information accompanying the order.

      (2) A notice must inform the nonregistering party:

      (a) That a registered support order is enforceable as of the date of registration in the same manner as an order issued by a tribunal of this state;

      (b) That a hearing to contest the validity or enforcement of the registered order must be requested within 20 days after notice unless the registered order is under ORS 110.657;

      (c) That failure to contest the validity or enforcement of the registered order in a timely manner will result in confirmation of the order and enforcement of the order and the alleged arrearages; and

      (d) Of the amount of any alleged arrearages.

      (3) If the registering party asserts that two or more orders are in effect, a notice must also:

      (a) Identify the two or more orders and the order alleged by the registering party to be the controlling order and the consolidated arrears, if any;

      (b) Notify the nonregistering party of the right to a determination of which is the controlling order;

      (c) State that the procedures provided in subsection (2) of this section apply to the determination of which is the controlling order; and

      (d) State that failure to contest the validity or enforcement of the order alleged to be the controlling order in a timely manner may result in confirmation that the order is the controlling order.

      (4) Upon registration of an income withholding order for enforcement, the support enforcement agency or the registering tribunal shall notify the obligor’s employer pursuant to the income withholding law of this state. [2015 c.298 §50]

 

      110.617 Procedure to contest validity or enforcement of registered order. (1) A nonregistering party seeking to contest the validity or enforcement of a registered support order in this state shall request a hearing within the time required by ORS 110.614. The nonregistering party may seek to vacate the registration, to assert any defense to an allegation of noncompliance with the registered order or to contest the remedies being sought or the amount of any alleged arrearages pursuant to ORS 110.620.

      (2) If the nonregistering party fails to contest the validity or enforcement of the registered support order in a timely manner, the order is confirmed by operation of law.

      (3) If a nonregistering party requests a hearing to contest the validity or enforcement of the registered support order, the registering tribunal shall schedule the matter for hearing and give notice to the parties of the date, time and place of the hearing. [2015 c.298 §51]

 

      110.620 Contest of registration or enforcement. (1) A party contesting the validity or enforcement of a registered support order or seeking to vacate the registration has the burden of proving one or more of the following defenses:

      (a) The issuing tribunal lacked personal jurisdiction over the contesting party;

      (b) The order was obtained by fraud;

      (c) The order has been vacated, suspended or modified by a later order;

      (d) The issuing tribunal has stayed the order pending appeal;

      (e) There is a defense under the law of this state to the remedy sought;

      (f) Full or partial payment has been made;

      (g) The statute of limitation under ORS 110.611 precludes enforcement of some or all of the alleged arrearages; or

      (h) The alleged controlling order is not the controlling order.

      (2) If a party presents evidence establishing a full or partial defense under subsection (1) of this section, a tribunal may stay enforcement of a registered support order, continue the proceeding to permit production of additional relevant evidence and issue other appropriate orders. An uncontested portion of the registered support order may be enforced by all remedies available under the law of this state.

      (3) If the contesting party does not establish a defense under subsection (1) of this section to the validity or enforcement of a registered support order, the registering tribunal shall issue an order confirming the order. [2015 c.298 §52]

 

      110.623 Effect of confirmation of order. Confirmation of a registered support order, whether by operation of law or after notice and hearing, precludes further contest of the order with respect to any matter that could have been asserted at the time of registration. [2015 c.298 §53]

 

(Registration and Modification of Child Support Order of Another State)

 

      110.626 Registration of order for modification; petition for modification. A party or support enforcement agency seeking to modify, or to modify and enforce, a child support order issued in another state shall register that order in this state in the same manner provided in ORS 110.605 to 110.623 if the order has not been registered. A petition for modification may be filed at the same time as a request for registration or later. The pleading must specify the grounds for modification. [2015 c.298 §54]

 

      110.629 Effect of registration of order for modification. A tribunal of this state may enforce a child support order of another state registered for purposes of modification in the same manner as if the order had been issued by a tribunal of this state, but the registered support order may be modified only if the requirements of ORS 110.632 or 110.636 have been met. [2015 c.298 §55]

 

      110.632 Modification of child support order of another state. (1) If ORS 110.636 does not apply, upon petition a tribunal of this state may modify a child support order issued in another state that is registered in this state if, after notice and hearing, the tribunal finds that:

      (a) The following requirements are met:

      (A) Neither the child, nor the obligee who is an individual nor the obligor resides in the issuing state;

      (B) A petitioner who is a nonresident of this state seeks modification; and

      (C) The respondent is subject to the personal jurisdiction of the tribunal of this state; or

      (b) This state is the residence of the child, or a party who is an individual is subject to the personal jurisdiction of the tribunal of this state, and all of the parties who are individuals have filed consents in a record in the issuing tribunal for a tribunal of this state to modify the support order and assume continuing, exclusive jurisdiction.

      (2) Modification of a registered child support order is subject to the same requirements, procedures and defenses that apply to the modification of an order issued by a tribunal of this state, and the order may be enforced and satisfied in the same manner.

      (3) A tribunal of this state may not modify any aspect of a child support order that may not be modified under the law of the issuing state, including the duration of the obligation of support. If two or more tribunals have issued child support orders for the same obligor and same child, the order that controls and must be so recognized under ORS 110.533 establishes the aspects of the support order which are nonmodifiable.

      (4) In a proceeding to modify a child support order, the law of the state that is determined to have issued the initial controlling order governs the duration of the obligation of support. The obligor’s fulfillment of the duty of support established by that order precludes imposition of a further obligation of support by a tribunal of this state.

      (5) On the issuance of an order by a tribunal of this state modifying a child support order issued in another state, the tribunal of this state becomes the tribunal having continuing, exclusive jurisdiction.

      (6) Notwithstanding subsections (1) to (5) of this section and ORS 110.518 (2), a tribunal of this state retains jurisdiction to modify an order issued by a tribunal of this state if:

      (a) One party resides in another state; and

      (b) The other party resides outside the United States. [2015 c.298 §56]

 

      110.635 Enforcement and recognition of order modified by another state. If a child support order issued by a tribunal of this state is modified by a tribunal of another state that assumed jurisdiction pursuant to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, a tribunal of this state:

      (1) May enforce its order that was modified only as to arrears and interest accruing before the modification;

      (2) May provide appropriate relief for violations of its order that occurred before the effective date of the modification; and

      (3) Shall recognize the modifying order of the other state upon registration for the purpose of enforcement. [2015 c.298 §57]

 

      110.636 Jurisdiction to modify order of another state when individual parties reside in this state; applicable law. (1) If all of the parties who are individuals reside in this state and the child does not reside in the issuing state, a tribunal of this state has jurisdiction to enforce and to modify the issuing state’s child support order in a proceeding to register that order.

      (2) A tribunal of this state exercising jurisdiction under this section shall apply the provisions of ORS 110.500 to 110.510, 110.518 to 110.540, 110.605 to 110.641 and the procedural and substantive law of this state to the proceeding for enforcement or modification. ORS 110.542 to 110.591, 110.592, 110.593, 110.594 to 110.602, 110.645 to 110.669, 110.670 and 110.673 do not apply. [2015 c.298 §58]

 

      110.637 Notice to issuing tribunal of modification of order. Within 30 days after issuance of a modified child support order, the party obtaining the modification shall file a certified copy of the order with the issuing tribunal that had continuing, exclusive jurisdiction over the earlier order, and in each tribunal in which the party knows the earlier order has been registered. A party who obtains the order and fails to file a certified copy is subject to appropriate sanctions by a tribunal in which the issue of failure to file arises. The failure to file does not affect the validity or enforceability of the modified order of the new tribunal having continuing, exclusive jurisdiction. [2015 c.298 §59]

 

(Registration and Modification of Foreign Child Support Order)

 

      110.639 Jurisdiction to modify foreign child support order. (1) Except as otherwise provided in ORS 110.667, if a foreign country lacks or refuses to exercise jurisdiction to modify its child support order pursuant to its laws, a tribunal of this state may assume jurisdiction to modify the child support order and bind all individuals subject to the personal jurisdiction of the tribunal whether the consent to modification of a child support order otherwise required of the individual pursuant to ORS 110.632 has been given or whether the individual seeking modification is a resident of this state or of the foreign country.

      (2) An order issued by a tribunal of this state modifying a foreign child support order pursuant to this section is the controlling order. [2015 c.298 §60]

 

      110.641 Procedure to modify foreign child support order. A party or support enforcement agency seeking to modify, or to modify and enforce, a foreign child support order not under the Convention may register that order in this state under ORS 110.605 to 110.623 if the order has not been registered. A petition for modification may be filed at the same time as a request for registration or at another time. The petition must specify the grounds for modification. [2015 c.298 §61]

 

SUPPORT PROCEEDING UNDER CONVENTION

 

      110.645 Definitions. As used in ORS 110.645 to 110.669:

      (1) “Application” means a request under the Convention by an obligee or obligor, or on behalf of a child, made through a central authority for assistance from another central authority.

      (2) “Central authority” means the entity designated by the United States or a foreign country described in ORS 110.503 (5)(d) to perform the functions specified in the Convention.

      (3) “Convention support order” means a support order of a tribunal of a foreign country described in ORS 110.503 (5)(d).

      (4) “Direct request” means a petition filed by an individual in a tribunal of this state in a proceeding involving an obligee, obligor or child residing outside the United States.

      (5) “Foreign support agreement” means:

      (a) An agreement for support in a record that:

      (A) Is enforceable as a support order in the country of origin;

      (B) Has been:

      (i) Formally drawn up or registered as an authentic instrument by a foreign tribunal; or

      (ii) Authenticated by, or concluded, registered or filed with a foreign tribunal; and

      (C) May be reviewed and modified by a foreign tribunal; and

      (b) A maintenance arrangement or authentic instrument under the Convention.

      (6) “United States central authority” means the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. [2015 c.298 §62]

 

      110.647 Applicability. ORS 110.645 to 110.669 apply only to a support proceeding under the Convention. In such a proceeding, if a provision of ORS 110.645 to 110.669 is inconsistent with ORS 110.500 to 110.641, ORS 110.645 to 110.669 control. [2015 c.298 §63]

 

      110.649 Designated agency. The Department of Justice is recognized as the agency designated by the United States central authority to perform specific functions under the Convention. [2015 c.298 §64]

 

      110.650 Proceedings available under Convention. (1) In a support proceeding under ORS 110.645 to 110.669, the Department of Justice shall:

      (a) Transmit and receive applications; and

      (b) Initiate or facilitate the institution of a proceeding regarding an application in a tribunal of this state.

      (2) The following support proceedings are available to an obligee under the Convention:

      (a) Recognition or recognition and enforcement of a foreign support order;

      (b) Enforcement of a support order issued or recognized in this state;

      (c) Establishment of a support order if there is no existing order, including, if necessary, determination of parentage of a child;

      (d) Establishment of a support order if recognition of a foreign support order is refused under ORS 110.660 (2)(b), (d) or (i);

      (e) Modification of a support order of a tribunal of this state; and

      (f) Modification of a support order of a tribunal of another state or a foreign country.

      (3) The following support proceedings are available under the Convention to an obligor against whom there is an existing support order:

      (a) Recognition of an order suspending or limiting enforcement of an existing support order of a tribunal of this state;

      (b) Modification of a support order of a tribunal of this state; and

      (c) Modification of a support order of a tribunal of another state or a foreign country.

      (4) A tribunal of this state may not require security, bond or deposit, however described, to guarantee the payment of costs and expenses in proceedings under the Convention. [2015 c.298 §65]

 

      110.653 Direct request for recognition and enforcement of order. (1) A petitioner may file a direct request seeking establishment or modification of a support order or determination of parentage of a child. In the proceeding, the law of this state applies.

      (2) A petitioner may file a direct request seeking recognition and enforcement of a support order or support agreement. In the proceeding, ORS 110.655 to 110.669 apply.

      (3) In a direct request for recognition and enforcement of a Convention support order or foreign support agreement:

      (a) A security, bond or deposit is not required to guarantee the payment of costs and expenses; and

      (b) An obligee or obligor that in the issuing country has benefited from free legal assistance is entitled to benefit, at least to the same extent, from any free legal assistance provided for by the law of this state under the same circumstances.

      (4) A petitioner filing a direct request is not entitled to assistance from the administrator as defined in ORS 25.010.

      (5) ORS 110.645 to 110.669 do not prevent the application of laws of this state that provide simplified, more expeditious rules regarding a direct request for recognition and enforcement of a foreign support order or foreign support agreement. [2015 c.298 §66]

 

      110.655 Registration of Convention support order. (1) Except as otherwise provided in ORS 110.645 to 110.669, a party who is an individual or a support enforcement agency seeking recognition of a Convention support order shall register the order in this state as provided in ORS 110.605 to 110.641.

      (2) Notwithstanding ORS 110.572 and 110.607 (1), a request for registration of a Convention support order must be accompanied by:

      (a) A complete text of the support order or an abstract or extract of the support order drawn up by the issuing foreign tribunal, which may be in the form recommended by the Hague Conference on Private International Law;

      (b) A record stating that the support order is enforceable in the issuing country;

      (c) If the respondent did not appear and was not represented in the proceedings in the issuing country, a record attesting, as appropriate, either that the respondent had proper notice of the proceedings and an opportunity to be heard or that the respondent had proper notice of the support order and an opportunity to be heard in a challenge or appeal on fact or law before a tribunal;

      (d) A record showing the amount of arrears, if any, and the date the amount was calculated;

      (e) A record showing a requirement for automatic adjustment of the amount of support, if any, and the information necessary to make the appropriate calculations; and

      (f) If necessary, a record showing the extent to which the applicant received free legal assistance in the issuing country.

      (3) A request for registration of a Convention support order may seek recognition and partial enforcement of the order.

      (4) A tribunal of this state may vacate the registration of a Convention support order without the filing of a contest under ORS 110.657 only if, acting on its own motion, the tribunal finds that recognition and enforcement of the order would be manifestly incompatible with public policy.

      (5) The tribunal shall promptly notify the parties of the registration or the order vacating the registration of a Convention support order. [2015 c.298 §67]

 

      110.657 Contest of registered Convention support order. (1) Except as otherwise provided in ORS 110.645 to 110.669, ORS 110.614 to 110.623 apply to a contest of a registered Convention support order.

      (2) A party contesting a registered Convention support order shall file a contest not later than 30 days after notice of the registration, but if the contesting party does not reside in the United States, the contest must be filed not later than 60 days after notice of the registration.

      (3) If the nonregistering party fails to contest the registered Convention support order by the time specified in subsection (2) of this section, the order is enforceable.

      (4) A contest of a registered Convention support order may be based only on grounds set forth in ORS 110.660. The contesting party bears the burden of proof.

      (5) In a contest of a registered Convention support order, a tribunal of this state:

      (a) Is bound by the findings of fact on which the foreign tribunal based its jurisdiction; and

      (b) May not review the merits of the order.

      (6) A tribunal of this state deciding a contest of a registered Convention support order shall promptly notify the parties of its decision.

      (7) A challenge or appeal, if any, does not stay the enforcement of a Convention support order unless there are exceptional circumstances. [2015 c.298 §68]

 

      110.660 Recognition and enforcement of registered Convention support order. (1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (2) of this section, a tribunal of this state shall recognize and enforce a registered Convention support order.

      (2) The following grounds are the only grounds on which a tribunal of this state may refuse recognition and enforcement of a registered Convention support order:

      (a) Recognition and enforcement of the order is manifestly incompatible with public policy, including the failure of the issuing tribunal to observe minimum standards of due process, which include notice and an opportunity to be heard;

      (b) The issuing tribunal lacked personal jurisdiction consistent with ORS 110.518;

      (c) The order is not enforceable in the issuing country;

      (d) The order was obtained by fraud in connection with a matter of procedure;

      (e) A record transmitted in accordance with ORS 110.655 lacks authenticity or integrity;

      (f) A proceeding between the same parties and having the same purpose is pending before a tribunal of this state and that proceeding was the first to be filed;

      (g) The order is incompatible with a more recent support order involving the same parties and having the same purpose, if the more recent support order is entitled to recognition and enforcement under this chapter in this state;

      (h) Payment, to the extent alleged arrears have been paid in whole or in part;

      (i) In a case in which the respondent neither appeared nor was represented in the proceeding in the issuing foreign country:

      (A) If the law of that country provides for prior notice of proceedings, the respondent did not have proper notice of the proceedings and an opportunity to be heard; or

      (B) If the law of that country does not provide for prior notice of the proceedings, the respondent did not have proper notice of the order and an opportunity to be heard in a challenge or appeal on fact or law before a tribunal; or

      (j) The order was made in violation of ORS 110.667.

      (3) If a tribunal of this state does not recognize a Convention support order under subsection (2)(b), (d) or (i) of this section:

      (a) The tribunal may not dismiss the proceeding without allowing a reasonable time for a party to request the establishment of a new Convention support order; and

      (b) The Department of Justice shall take all appropriate measures to request a child support order for the obligee if the application for recognition and enforcement was received under ORS 110.650. [2015 c.298 §69]

 

      110.662 Partial recognition and enforcement of Convention support order. If a tribunal of this state does not recognize and enforce a Convention support order in its entirety, the tribunal shall enforce any severable part of the order. An application or direct request may seek recognition and partial enforcement of a Convention support order. [2015 c.298 §70]

 

      110.665 Recognition and enforcement of registered foreign support agreement. (1) Except as otherwise provided in subsections (3) and (4) of this section, a tribunal of this state shall recognize and enforce a foreign support agreement registered in this state.

      (2) An application or direct request for recognition and enforcement of a foreign support agreement must be accompanied by:

      (a) A complete text of the foreign support agreement; and

      (b) A record stating that the foreign support agreement is enforceable as an order of support in the issuing country.

      (3) A tribunal of this state may vacate the registration of a foreign support agreement only if, acting on its own motion, the tribunal finds that recognition and enforcement would be manifestly incompatible with public policy.

      (4) In a contest of a foreign support agreement, a tribunal of this state may refuse recognition and enforcement of the agreement if it finds:

      (a) Recognition and enforcement of the agreement is manifestly incompatible with public policy;

      (b) The agreement was obtained by fraud or falsification;

      (c) The agreement is incompatible with a support order involving the same parties and having the same purpose in this state, another state or a foreign country if the support order is entitled to recognition and enforcement under this chapter in this state; or

      (d) The record submitted under subsection (2) of this section lacks authenticity or integrity.

      (5) A proceeding for recognition and enforcement of a foreign support agreement must be suspended during the pendency of a challenge to or appeal of the agreement before a tribunal of another state or a foreign country. [2015 c.298 §71]

 

      110.667 Modification of Convention support order; requirements. (1) A tribunal of this state may not modify a Convention child support order if the obligee remains a resident of the foreign country where the support order was issued unless:

      (a) The obligee submits to the jurisdiction of a tribunal of this state, either expressly or by defending on the merits of the case without objecting to the jurisdiction at the first available opportunity; or

      (b) The foreign tribunal lacks or refuses to exercise jurisdiction to modify its support order or issue a new support order.

      (2) If a tribunal of this state does not modify a Convention child support order because the order is not recognized in this state, ORS 110.660 (3) applies. [2015 c.298 §72]

 

      110.668 Personal information; use. Personal information gathered or transmitted under ORS 110.645 to 110.669 may be used only for the purposes for which it was gathered or transmitted. [2015 c.298 §73]

 

      110.669 Language of filed record. A record filed with a tribunal of this state under ORS 110.645 to 110.669 must be in the original language and, if not in English, must be accompanied by an English translation. [2015 c.298 §74]

 

INTERSTATE RENDITION

 

      110.670 Grounds for rendition. (1) For purposes of this section and ORS 110.673, “governor” includes an individual performing the functions of governor or the executive authority of a state covered by this chapter.

      (2) The Governor of this state may:

      (a) Demand that the governor of another state surrender an individual found in the other state who is charged criminally in this state with having failed to provide for the support of an obligee; or

      (b) On the demand of the governor of another state, surrender an individual found in this state who is charged criminally in the other state with having failed to provide for the support of an obligee.

      (3) A provision for extradition of individuals not inconsistent with this chapter applies to the demand even if the individual whose surrender is demanded was not in the demanding state when the crime was allegedly committed and has not fled therefrom. [2015 c.298 §75]

 

      110.673 Conditions of rendition. (1) Before making a demand that the governor of another state surrender an individual charged criminally in this state with having failed to provide for the support of an obligee, the Governor of this state may require a prosecutor of this state to demonstrate that at least 60 days previously the obligee had initiated proceedings for support pursuant to this chapter or that the proceeding would be of no avail.

      (2) If, under this chapter or a law substantially similar to this chapter, the governor of another state makes a demand that the Governor of this state surrender an individual charged criminally in that state with having failed to provide for the support of a child or other individual to whom a duty of support is owed, the Governor of this state may require a prosecutor to investigate the demand and report whether a proceeding for support has been initiated or would be effective. If it appears that a proceeding would be effective but has not been initiated, the Governor of this state may delay honoring the demand for a reasonable time to permit the initiation of a proceeding.

      (3) If a proceeding for support has been initiated and the individual whose rendition is demanded prevails, the Governor of this state may decline to honor the demand. If the petitioner prevails and the individual whose rendition is demanded is subject to a support order, the Governor of this state may decline to honor the demand if the individual is complying with the support order. [2015 c.298 §76]

 

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

 

      110.675 Uniformity of application and construction. In applying and construing this uniform act, consideration must be given to the need to promote uniformity of the law with respect to its subject matter among states that enact it. [2015 c.298 §77]

 

      110.677 Severability clause. If any provision of this chapter or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the invalidity does not affect other provisions or applications of this chapter that can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this chapter are severable. [2015 c.298 §79]

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