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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about Resolution Services.

Do you provide services in languages other than English?
Do you provide childcare?
Can children come to the session?
I am not a Clackamas County resident, can I still receive services?
When is my traffic court hearing?
Where is the County Court House?
Where do I pay my court fine?
How do I report suspected child abuse?
How do I get a marriage license?
Where can I get a paternity test?
How do I establish paternity to get child support?
How do I file a Restraining Order?
Where can I get forms to file a divorce?
How do I file for divorce?
My ex did not return our child after parenting time, what can I do?

Do you provide services in languages other than English?
Resolution Services provides domestic relations mediation and couples’ counseling in Spanish.

We contract with local interpreters to provide interpretation services in American Sign Language and other languages.

The Parent Education class is conducted in English, with simultaneous interpreters available by pre-arrangement in Spanish, ASL and other languages upon request.

Please also see our Links section for resources in Spanish and Russian.

Do you provide childcare?
Resolution Services is not able to provide childcare. Please make alternate arrangements for the care of your children during appointments or classes.

Can children come to the session?
Generally, children do not attend mediation or counseling sessions. On occasion, the mediator or counselor may meet with a child or other third party, with the consent of the parents. However, we do not routinely see children. We recognize the involvement of children and talk with parents to evaluate their specific situation and their children’s needs.

Children do not attend the Parent Education class.

I am not a Clackamas County resident, can I still receive services?
The residency requirements for services at CCRS depend on the type of service and its funding stream. CCRS exists to serve the residents of Clackamas County, and also recognizes that the nature of our services is such that in some circumstances residents of other counties may need to use our services.

Domestic Relations Mediation and Conciliation is provided:

  • To residents of Clackamas County who have filed a domestic relations action in Clackamas County;
  • To residents of Clackamas County who have not yet filed a domestic relations action but who have a family-law related dispute.
  • To any person who is not a resident of Clackamas County but who is a party to a domestic relations action filed in Clackamas County. These people are generally entitled to a certain number of sessions free of charge;
  • To any person who is not a resident of Clackamas County but who has a family-law related dispute or has couples’ counseling issues with another person who is a resident of Clackamas County.

Parent Education is provided to:

  • Residents of Clackamas County who have filed a domestic relations action in Clackamas County;
  • Residents of Clackamas County who have not yet filed a qualifying domestic relations action but who have minor children and intend to file a domestic relations action (Note: in these situations, Resolution Services will keep a copy of the Certificate of Attendance until the parties have filed an action and received a Court Case Number);
  • Any person who is not a resident of Clackamas County but who is a party to a domestic relations action filed in Clackamas County;
  • Any person who is not a resident of Clackamas County but who has a family-law related dispute with another person who is a resident of Clackamas County.
  • Any person who lives in Clackamas County but who has a domestic relations action pending in another County. These individuals can register for our Parent Education Class, but must verify with the Court Clerk in the jurisdiction in which their case is filed as to whether that jurisdiction will accept our Parent Education class.
  • Any other person, including new partners, other adult family members, and local professionals, who are interested in attending the class.
  • In the event of space constraints, priority is given to parties who have filed a domestic relations action in Clackamas County.

Youth and Family Mediation is provided to:

  • Residents of Clackamas County;
  • Families in which at least one person is a resident of Clackamas County;
  • Families in which at least one person works in or goes to school in Clackamas County;
  • Depending on the grant funds that support the services, some services are provided without a requirement of Clackamas County residency.

Information, Resources and Referrals

  • Information, Resources and Referrals are provided to the public without regard to County of residence.

When is my traffic court hearing?
Call Traffic Court at (503) 655-8453

Where is the County Court House?
Court Clerk, (503) 655-8447

Where do I pay my court fine?
Court Clerk, (503) 655-8447

How do I report suspected child abuse?
Call your local Police Department or Oregon Department of Human Services, 503-657-2112

How do I get a marriage license?
County Recorder’s Office
, (503) 655-8551

Where can I get a paternity test?
American Red Cross
(503) 280-0210

How do I establish paternity to get child support?
District Attorney’s Family Support Division, (503) 655-8469

How do I file a Restraining Order?
District Attorney’s Victim’s Assistance Division, (503) 655-8616

Where can I get forms to file a divorce?
Oregon Judicial Department Family Law

How do I file for divorce?
Court Clerk, (503) 655-8447

My ex did not return our child after parenting time, what can I do?
Call your local Police Department.