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.
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
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
Community Property: Repealed effective April 11, 1949(108.520)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
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
Liz Youngberg, Coordinator
Office of Child Support EnforcementRegional Representative (Oregon)
2201 6th Ave.
Mail Stop RX 34
Seattle, WA 98121
Oregon Finance and Securities Department
21 Labor and Industries Bldg.
Salem, OR 97310
Cecil R. Monroe, Admin.
Oregon Insurance Division
440 Labor & Industries Bldg.
Salem, OR 97310
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
Oregon State Bar
5200 SW Meadows Rd.
PO Box 1689
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
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
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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