Looking for Oregon‘s rules on marriage, divorce, child custody, and child support? Want to find Oregon‘s state court forms and instructions and local court websites? Here’s where to start. For a wide range of other articles on family law in Oregon, see the Resources by State section on this site.
Oregon couples who wish to end their marriage as quickly as possible have several options. The state provides spouses with an array of free online resources that allow people to prepare their own divorce paperwork. Although Oregon imposed a 90-day waiting period for divorces in previous years, the state has done away with this requirement.
Overview of Annulment Like a traditional divorce, an annulment ends a marriage. However, an annulment is a legal proceeding that goes further by declaring a marriage invalid or void through a court order. In some cases, it’s as if the marriage never happened.
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about getting a divorce in Oregon. For more information on Oregon divorce laws, see Dissolution of Marriage in Oregon. You can find lots of articles and information on how divorce works in The Divorce Process.
A down economy may leave a hard-working parent jobless. However, a deadbeat parent may purposefully end up without a job or with a low-paying job in an attempt to reduce his or her child support obligation. Oregon courts are able to distinguish between unemployment situations within and outside a parent’s
Domestic violence can leave lasting scars, especially for children. Judges take this into account when deciding which parent should have custody of the children. In Oregon, as in other states, judges will consider a parent’s history of domestic violence when making decisions about custody and visitation