2007 ORS 21.112¹
Additional fee for conciliation, mediation and other services and programs in certain domestic relations cases

(1) The clerk of the court shall collect at the time a proceeding described in subsection (4) of this section is filed a fee in an amount determined by the governing body of the county to be necessary in the particular type of case, in addition to any other funds used therefor, to pay the expenses of providing:

(a) Mediation under ORS 107.755 (Court-ordered mediation) to 107.795 (Availability of other remedies);

(b) Conciliation services under ORS 107.510 (Definitions for ORS 107.510 to 107.610) to 107.610 (Qualifications of conciliation counselors);

(c) Expedited parenting time enforcement under ORS 107.434 (Expedited parenting time enforcement procedure);

(d) Education programs under ORS 3.425 (Family law education programs);

(e) Investigations, evaluations, examinations and referrals for services under ORS 107.425 (Investigation of parties in domestic relations suit involving children); and

(f) Any other program or service to which parties may be referred or that may be ordered by that court, including programs or services established to assist the court or a family in a domestic relations case if the presiding judge for the judicial district has approved the program or service.

(2) Before approving the provision of any program or service under subsection (1)(d) to (f) of this section, the presiding judge shall evaluate:

(a) The need for programs and services described in subsection (1)(a) to (c) of this section and the appropriate level of funding for those programs and services; and

(b) The impact on funding for the programs and services described in subsection (1)(a) to (c) of this section that would result from providing a program or service under subsection (1)(d) to (f) of this section.

(3) The fees provided for in this section are in addition to all other fees that are collected by the clerk at the time the proceeding is filed. Fees collected under this section shall be paid, in the manner determined by the State Court Administrator, to the appropriate officer of the county within the first 25 days of the month following the month in which collected. The fees shall be used by the county to pay the expenses specified in subsection (1) of this section.

(4) The additional fee established by this section shall be collected by the clerk:

(a) In the following proceedings:

(A) Proceedings for dissolution of marriage, annulment of marriage or separation.

(B) Filiation proceedings under ORS 109.124 (Definitions for ORS 109.124 to 109.230) to 109.230 (Legality of contract between mother and father of child born out of wedlock).

(C) Proceedings to determine custody or support of a child under ORS 109.103 (Proceeding to determine custody or support of child).

(D) Proceedings for modifications of orders issued under subparagraphs (A) to (C) of this paragraph.

(E) Proceedings under ORS 107.434 (Expedited parenting time enforcement procedure).

(b) For responses in any of the proceedings listed in paragraph (a) of this subsection. [1963 c.434 §11; 1971 c.280 §20; 1975 c.607 §2; 1979 c.833 §4; 1981 c.835 §1; 1981 s.s. c.3 §70; 1983 c.671 §6; 1983 c.763 §38; 1985 c.412 §1; 1995 c.273 §9; 1997 c.475 §§5,5a; 1999 c.59 §11; 2001 c.394 §1; 2003 c.737 §107]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Duty to pay fee where media­tion or concilia­tion services not utilized, (1971) Vol 35, p 808

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 21—Fees Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­021.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 21, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­021ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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