How long does an obligated parent need to continue to provide child support in Oregon?
How long does an obligated parent need to continue to pay child support here in Oregon? In Oregon, child support continues until a child reaches 18 or 21, if they continue to be a child attending school as defined by Oregon and law, a child attending school that's someone between age 18 and 21 who participates at least half time in a degree granting institution. Some trade schools could qualify as a child attending school that would continue a child support obligation from age 18 to age 21. Now, a child attending school does not have to continue straight through a school. They can take normal breaks, such as summer break, spring break. They don't have to fill up those breaks with classes so long as they're on a regular schedule at least part time and making satisfactory academic progress. If they don't qualify as a child attending school, then child support terminates at 18.