This process generally takes about 90 - 180 days. However it may take longer or be resolved sooner depending on your family's needs.
1. During the process to establish or enforce an order, the Oregon Child Support Program determines that they do not have jurisdiction to proceed with actions on a case.
This is usually because the parent who is to pay support lives outside of Oregon.
2. The Oregon Child Support Program collects information for an interstate petition.
If an interstate petition is needed, the Oregon Child Support Program will request information from the parents and the other state’s agency. Determining what needs to be requested and making the request is generally completed within 20 days. Receiving the requested information may take an additional 30 days.
3. The Oregon Child Support Program sends the Interstate Petition to the agency in another state.
4. The other state acknowledges that they have received the interstate petition.
Responding states are required by law to confirm that they have received the petition within 10 days. The other state has 75 days to notify the Oregon Child Support Program if additional information is needed in order to take action based on the petition.
5. Establishment or enforcement of the order proceeds according to the other state’s legal timeframes.
If the other state requests further information from the Oregon Child Support Program, establishment or enforcement may be delayed until the other state receives a response—generally within 30 days.
6. The Oregon Child Support Program and the other state will continue to work together.
General status updates between child support agencies will occur every 90 days or as appropriate based on the other state’s actions.