ORS 25.165¹
Application of support payments
  • rules

The Division of Child Support of the Department of Justice shall adopt rules that:

(1) Require distribution of payments to child, medical or spousal support obligations and arrears in any sequence that is consistent with federal law;

(2) Permit the division to develop criteria for when the division may override the debtor’s designation of the particular support debt to which the payment of child support or spousal support is applied; and

(3) Provide the manner in which payments of child, medical or spousal support shall be applied to principal and interest that is due and owing on such obligations and arrears, irrespective of any contrary law. [2017 c.458 §2]

Note: 25.165 (Application of support payments) was added to and made a part of ORS chapter 25 by legislative action but was not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 25—Support Enforcement, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors025.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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. Currency Information