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GENERAL INFORMATION
Where do I file the divorce documents in Oregon? 1867
Divorces are filed at the Circuit Court Clerk's office in the county of filing. The count... more
What are the residency requirements for filing for divorce in Oregon? 2103
If you were married in Oregon, you can file for divorce there as long as one spouse is living there now, regardless of how long he or she has been living there. If you were not married in Oregon, one spouse must have lived in Oregon for at least six (6) months immediately before filing for divorce. For additional information see Oregon Revised Statutes 107.075.

The divorce is filed in the Circuit Court for the county where either spouse lives. For additional information see Oregon Revised Statutes 107.086.
What are the grounds for filing for divorce in Oregon? 2105
The no-fault grounds for divorce in Oregon is that irreconcilable differences between the parties have caused the irremediable (impossible to fix) breakdown of the marriage. For additional information see Oregon Revised Statutes 107.025.
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STATE PROCEDURES
What is considered to be the date of separation in Oregon? 647
The term "separation date" sometimes refers to the date when the spouses stopped living at... more
How much is the filing fee in Oregon? 2111
The filing fee charged by the Court is NOT included in the DivorceWriter price. The fee for filing for divorce in Oregon varies from county to county, but is typically $250.00-$400.00.
How long does it usually take to finalize a divorce in Oregon? 2113
In Oregon, summary dissolutions and divorces where the spouses file jointly are usually finalized within six weeks.
Will either of us be required to attend a court hearing? 2097
In Oregon, when both spouses have reached an agreement on all matters, the hearing requirement can be waived. DivorceWriter provides the forms to request that the Court waive the divorce hearing as part of our Oregon document package.
Do we qualify for a Oregon summary dissolution? 2117
You qualify for summary dissolution in Oregon if you can answer "yes" to ALL of the following:
  • You have been married or in a registered domestic partnership with the other party for no more than ten (10) years.
  • You and the other party have no minor children born to or adopted by you and the other party during or before the marriage/partnership.
  • You and the other party do not have any child between the ages of 18 to 21 years attending school as defined in ORS 107.108.
  • Neither party is pregnant.
  • Neither you nor the other party owns any interest in real property--i.e. land or buildings. (Note: Mobile homes on rented land are not real property.)
  • The personal property that you and the other party own, individually or together, is worth less than $30,000 after deducting any money you owe on that property such as a car loan.
  • The unpaid debts that you and the other party, individually or together, incurred during the marriage/partnership do not exceed $15,000.
  • You give up all rights to spousal support (alimony).
  • You give up all rights to any temporary orders as part of this dissolution proceeding (such as support payments or exclusive use of marital property) except restraining orders and orders that allow exclusive use of the residence. (Note: This does not prevent you and your spouse from agreeing to such things while the divorce is pending.)
How do I serve my spouse with the divorce papers in Oregon? 2114
In a standard Oregon divorce, the spouses sign a Joint Petition and are designated as Co-Petitioners, which eliminates the need for service.

In an Oregon summary dissolution, the non-filing spouse, also known as the Respondent, signs an Acceptance of Service in front of a Notary Public, which eliminates the need for formal service. Petitioner simply mails or hand-delivers the divorce documents to the Respondent.
Who selects the documents I will receive? 2183
With DivorceWriter, not only do you prepare your own documents, you also select which documents you will receive and file. On the preceding page, you selected whether you have children or not, which determines if you will receive documents for divorces with children. Customers who do not have children then have the option on this page to choose whether they should receive summary dissolution documents or standard no children documents. Finally, when you receive the DivorceWriter package you selected, you choose which documents to file based on the information contained in the written filing procedures you will receive with your package.
What documents am I selecting if I choose standard divorce with children? 2189
By choosing divorce with children, you are selecting the following documents:
  • Oregon Divorce Filing Procedures
  • Acknowledgment about Dissolution
  • Co-Petition for Dissolution of Marriage
  • Notice of Statutory Restraining Order Preventing Dissipation of Assets
  • Family Law Confidential Information Form (CIF) UTCR 2.130
  • Notice of Filing of Confidential Information Form UTCR 2.130.2
  • Certificate of Mailing
  • Motion for Order Allowing Entry of Judgment on Affidavit in Lieu of Hearing and Order
  • Affidavit in Support of Motion for Order Allowing Entry of Judgment on Affidavit in Lieu of Hearing
  • Affidavit Supporting Judgment of Dissolution
  • Stipulated Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage
  • Child Support Worksheet
  • Certificate re: Pending Child Support Proceedings and/or Existing Child Support Orders/ Judgments
  • Parenting Plan
  • Waiver of Further Appearance and Consent to Entry of Judgment by Child Who Is a Party to the Action (for customers with unemancipated, unmarried children over 18, but under 21)
What documents am I selecting if I choose standard no children divorce? 2188
By choosing divorce with no children, you are selecting the following documents:
  • Oregon Divorce Filing Procedures
  • Acknowledgment about Dissolution
  • Co-Petition for Dissolution of Marriage
  • Notice of Statutory Restraining Order Preventing Dissipation of Assets
  • Family Law Confidential Information Form (CIF) UTCR 2.130
  • Notice of Filing of Confidential Information Form UTCR 2.130.2
  • Certificate of Mailing
  • Motion for Order Allowing Entry of Judgment on Affidavit in Lieu of Hearing and Order
  • Affidavit in Support of Motion for Order Allowing Entry of Judgment on Affidavit in Lieu of Hearing
  • Affidavit Supporting Judgment of Dissolution
  • Stipulated Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage
Who prepares the documents I will receive? 2231
As the persons who complete the online interview and provide all of the information that is specific to your situation, which will be transferred to your documents by our automated system, you and/or your spouse are the sole preparers of your divorce documents. DivorceWriter prints and ships your self-prepared documents to you.
What documents am I selecting if I choose summary dissolution? 2187
By choosing summary dissolution, you are selecting the following documents:
  • Oregon Divorce Filing Procedures
  • Petition for Summary Dissolution of Marriage
  • Summons for Summary Dissolution
  • Notice of Statutory Restraining Order Preventing Dissipation of Assets
  • Family Law Confidential Information Form (CIF) UTCR 2.130
  • Notice of Filing of Confidential Information Form UTCR 2.130.2
  • Acceptance of Service
  • Certificate of Mailing
  • Stipulated Judgment of Summary Dissolution of Marriage
Can a Notary Public notarize any documents that require notarization or do some documents have to be notarized by the Court Clerk? 2725
Although some documents have slightly different notary blocks, any divorce documents requiring notarization in Oregon can be notarized either by a Notary Public or by the Court Clerk.
The Clerk indicated that the notices required pursuant to ORS 107.106, ORS 25.384, and ORS 25.080(8)(b)(B) are missing. Where do I get that information? 3304
The Stipulated General Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage that you received as part of your DivorceWriter package has been revised to include language/notices concerning Oregon Revised Statutes 107.106, 25.384, and 25.080(8)(b)(B).
Why did my spouse and I each received a Confidential Information Form (CIF), but only one Notice of Filing of Confidential Information Form UTCR 2.130.2? 3687
When documents containing confidential information are filed, a notice form is also filed in order to notify the clerk to redact the confidential information prior to the document(s) becoming public record. One notice may notify the clerk that each spouse has filed a document containing confidential information.
Will we be listed as co-petitioners in our Oregon divorce papers? 3829
In Oregon, unless the customer selects documents for summary (simplified) divorce in the DivorceWriter online interview, they are selecting paperwork for divorce as co-petitioners instead. The summary (simplified) option requires less paperwork for those who qualify, but designates one spouse as the Petitioner and one as the Respondent.
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CUSTODY, VISITATION, SUPPORT
How is child support calculated in Oregon? 2106
Based on the information provided by the customer when completing this online interview, a computer generated Child Support Worksheet is automatically created and sent to the customer as part of the DivorceWriter package.

Additional information on the calculation of child support can be found here.
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SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES
What if one spouse is living in a foreign country? 733
If your spouse is able to receive documents in the mail and is willing to sign and return ... more
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CUSTOMER SERVICE
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