Baldwin and Baldwin

Summarized by:

  • Court: Oregon Court of Appeals
  • Area(s) of Law: Family Law
  • Date Filed: 06-26-2013
  • Case #: A149479
  • Judge(s)/Court Below: Egan, J. for the Court; Armstrong, P.J.; and Nakamoto, J.
  • Full Text Opinion

Under ORS 18.235, the trial court administrator is only required to enter satisfaction of a child-support judgment into the record if the judgment is paid in full.

Father appealed the trial court's denial of a motion to enter proof of satisfaction of a child-support judgment. Father and Mother divorced in 2003. Father was required to pay $600 in child support each month and DCS collected the payments. Father fell behind on payments, but was eventually able to bring the account current through June 30, 2011. Father sought proof of satisfaction from DCS. DCS denied Father's request and he filed a motion with the trial court to declare that judgment was partially satisfied. In the first supplemental judgment the trial court held that DCS was not required to issue the document. In the second supplemental judgment the trial court denied a motion to compel the court administrator to provide relief. Father appealed both judgments. The Court held that under ORS 18.235, the trial court administrator is only required to enter satisfaction of a child-support judgment into the record if the judgment is paid in full. Father had not satisfied his payment in full because the support continued passed June 30, 2011 and therefore, neither DCS or the court was required to grant the motion. Affirmed.

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