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OREGON DIVORCE BASICS AND OVERVIEW
This is a divorce reference guide to understanding divorce in Oregon. Each state has its own requirements, laws, and documentation, so we decided to gather it all in one location to make it easy and quick for you to find the information you need before, during and after your divorce.
Divorce in Oregon Made Easy (See Oregon Divorce Help Center)
- Time Frame: Divorces where the spouses file jointly are usually finalized within six weeks.
- Where to File: Circuit court. "In the Circuit Court for the state of Oregon for the County of ____________." (See Oregon Court Addresses)
- Statute Statutes: Oregon Revised Statutes; Volume 2.
- Name of Action: Petition for Dissolution of Marriage.
- Name of Parties: Petitioner, the name of the filing party, and respondent, the name of the other party.
- No-Fault or Fault and No-Fault Only: No-fault only. General grounds exist of "unusual circumstances," such as fraudulent marriage or impaired mental capacity.
- Primary Documents Filed: Petition for Dissolution of Marriage and Decree of Dissolution of Marriage. (See OR Forms List With Explanations)
- Physical Separation Required: No.
- Separation Time to File: None.
- Legal Separation Permitted: Yes. The grounds are the same as dissolution.
- Grounds: The no-fault ground is that irreconcilable differences between the spouses have caused the irremediable breakdown of the marriage. (See Oregon Laws for Divorce)
- Residency Requirement: A party married in Oregon can file for divorce there as long as one spouse is living there at the time of filing, regardless of how long. If the parties were not married in Oregon, one spouse must have lived in Oregon for at least six months immediately before filing for the divorce.
- Mediation Required: The court may refer parents to mediation for up to 90 days when they dispute custody and child support issues. When parents contest custody and visitation issues, the court orders mediation, unless there is a history of domestic violence or child abuse. Divorcing spouses may turn to mediation on their own as well to resolve any disputed issues.
- Counseling Required: Certain Oregon courts offer conciliation services. Either spouse or the court may delay dissolution for the 45 days while the couple attempts reconciliation.
- Parenting Classes Required: These classes are mandatory only in certain counties for parents who are seeking a divorce.
- Filing Fee: The filing fee varies from county to county, but is typically $250-$400. (See OR Filing Fee Waiver Form)
- Where to File for Child Support: The Oregon Child Support Program enforces the collection and payment of child support and medical insurance.
- Child Support Guidelines Model: To determine child support obligation of the noncustodial parent, Oregon uses the Income Shares Model, which estimates the amount of support that would have been available if the marriage had not been dissolved.
- Property Division: An equitable distribution state, Oregon is an all property state. The appreciation of separate property is marital and subject to division.
- Appreciation of Separate Property: The appreciation of separate property is marital and subject to division.
- Attendance at Hearing: No.
- Fault Considered in Property Division: Fault may be considered as a factor in dividing property or awarding alimony.
- Waiting period after Divorce for Remarriage: None.
- Ways to Serve Spouse: In a standard uncontested Oregon divorce, the spouses sign a Joint Petition as co-petitioners, which eliminates the need for service.
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