ORS/CSS will collect child support based on the amount in the order that is currently in effect. If your income permanently changes, you may wish to pursue a review and adjustment of the child support order. ORS/CSS will review orders to determine whether the amount should be modified, but usually not more often than once every three years from the last date the order was established or modified. Before you request a review, you may want to estimate what your child support payment could change to if the order is modified. To calculate the new support amount you will need a prereview packet consisting of child support guidelines worksheets, instructions and tables. To find out information about a prereview packet and to view and print copies of the necessary forms and worksheets, consult the Customer Service Unit in the appropriate ORS/CSS office if you need more information about requesting a review.
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