2015 ORS 109.010¹
Duty of support

Parents are bound to maintain their children who are poor and unable to work to maintain themselves; and children are bound to maintain their parents in like circumstances.

Notes of Decisions

The duty of a parent to support his child exists independently of any court order. State ex rel Juvenile Dept. v. Draper, 7 Or App 497, 491 P2d 215 (1971), Sup Ct review denied

General duty of support is not enforceable through support en­force­­ment mechanism of ORS chapter 25. State ex rel Washington v. Anderson, 26 Or App 467, 552 P2d 1343 (1976)

Duty to provide care does not constitute basis for claim of emo­­tion­al or psychological injury caused by failure to provide care. Burnette v. Wahl, 284 Or 705, 588 P2d 1105 (1978)

"Children" denotes rela­tionship, not that per­son is mi­nor. Haxton v. Haxton, 299 Or 616, 705 P2d 721 (1985)

Duty of parent to support dependent adult child may be enforced through direct ac­tion by child against parent. Haxton v. Haxton, 299 Or 616, 705 P2d 721 (1985)

Law Review Cita­tions

22 WLR 571, 572 (1986); 69 OLR 689 (1990)

Chapter 109

Law Review Cita­tions

12 WLJ 569-589 (1976)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 109—Parent and Child Rights and Relationships, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors109.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 109, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano109.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.