Tools for Professionals

Child Support Guidelines

The child support guidelines are the basis for establishing just and appropriate child support obligations for Oregon’s families and children. With the help of the Guidelines Advisory Committee, the Oregon Child Support Program reviewed and updated its child support guidelines in 2013. The updated guidelines are clearer and provide more balance in calculating child support obligations. Visit the Child Support Guidelines and Calculations page for more information.

Tools for Professionals


Rules & Laws

  • Child Support Laws – Links to program and guideline administrative rules for all child support cases


Assignment of Rights

Child support rights are defined by ORS 25.010 » as the right to establish or enforce a legal obligation to provide support, including but not limited to, medical support and an unsatisfied obligation to provide support. An applicant for or recipient of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash assistance through the Oregon Department of Human Services must “assign to the state the right to keep support that may be due from any other person to a family member for whom the applicant is applying or receiving public aid. If public aid is paid and received for the support of a child, the rights to child support that any person may have for the child are considered assigned to the state by operation of law. See ORS 412.024. Child support payments received will be distributed as provided in OAR 137-055-6022.

If you need to verify whether support rights have been assigned to the state, you can contact Customer Service at 800-850-0228 or