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The followingcapsule summary of the law in this state related to divorce maybe helpful to you. These brief statements are not meant tosubstitute for legal consultation, but rather to highlight themain issues to consider.

Divorce Law

GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE

Grounds: None listed.

Residency: One party resident for 6months prior unless marriage solemnized in state and either isresident at time of filing.

Waiting Period: Decree finalimmediately but marital statute unaffected for 30 days ordetermination of any appeal; no trial until 90 days afterservice.

No Fault: Irretrievable breakdown.

Defenses: Abolished by 107.036

Code Section: 107

CHILD CUSTODY
Uniform Child Custody Act:1973
Joint Custody:Yes, 107.095(1)(b), 105, 169, 179
Grandparent Visitation:Yes, 109.119, 121, 123
Child's Wishes Considered:No.
Code Section: 107.105

MARITAL PROPERTY
Community Property: Repealed effective April 11, 1949(108.520)

ANNULMENT AND PROHIBITEDMARRIAGE

Grounds: Incapable of consent forage or lack of understanding; consent obtained by force or fraud.

Time Limitation: None listed.

Legitimacy of Children: Issue ofprohibited marriage is legitimate.

Prohibited Marriages: Previousmarriage undissolved; between first cousins or any persons nearerin kin (unless parties are first cousins by adoption only).

Code Section: 106.020, 190; 107.015

RESOURCES

Divorce Guide for Oregon
International Self-Counsel Press
1481 Charlotte Rd.
North Vancouver, BC, Canada V7J 1H1
Richard Baldwin. 1993. Sixth edition.

Northwest Regional Self-HelpClearinghouse
718 W. Burnside St.
Portland, OR 97209
Phone: (503)222-5555
Liz Youngberg, Coordinator

Office of Child Support EnforcementRegional Representative (Oregon)
2201 6th Ave.
Mail Stop RX 34
Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: (206)615-2552

Oregon Finance and Securities Department
21 Labor and Industries Bldg.
Salem, OR 97310
Phone: (503)378-4140
Cecil R. Monroe, Admin.

Oregon Insurance Division
440 Labor & Industries Bldg.
Salem, OR 97310
Phone: (503)378-4271
Karry Barnett, Commnr.

Oregon Recovery Services Section
Adult and Family Services Division
Department of Human Resources
260 Liberty St. NE
PO Box 14506
Salem, OR 97310
Phone: (503)378-5439
Fax: (503)373-1151

Oregon State Bar
5200 SW Meadows Rd.
PO Box 1689
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Phone: (503)620-0222
Fax: (503)684-1366
The Bar distributes a variety of free legal pamphlets andbooklets. Also operates Tel-Law, a free library of general legalinformation accessible by telephone at (503) 620-3000 or (800)452-4776. Tel-Law is a collection of tape- recorded messageswritten by lawyers on a variety of legal services; a pamphlet isdistributed by the Bar that lists over 100 available topics. TheBar's free lawyer referral service is available at (503) 684-3763or (800) 452-7636 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday throughFriday.

Oregon State Health Division
Vital Statistics Section
PO Box 14050
Portland, OR 97214-0050
Phone: (503)731-4095
Responds to public inquiries for birth and death records datedfrom 1903, marriage records dated from 1906, and divorce recordsdated from 1925. Charges $13 search fee which includes onecertified copy. Certified copies cost $13. Some prior marriageand divorce records are filed with county clerks. For allinquiries, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

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