Custody (or “legal custody,” as some people call it) is the legal responsibility for primary care of a minor. Custody includes the primary right to make decisions with respect to the child’s care, education and upbringing. Custody refers mainly to decision-making authority, not parenting time.
Raising and supporting children is always a challenge. Being a single parent is even harder. Every day the Oregon Child Support Program helps more than 450,000 parents provide the financial and emotional support their children need while returning crucial funds to the public treasury.