Divorce in Oregon

Oregon is nicknamed The Beaver State, and here, divorce is referred to as Dissolution of Marriage.

If you were married in Oregon, you could file for divorce if either you or your spouse is an Oregon resident at the time of filing. If you were married outside Oregon, one of you must currently be a resident of Oregon, and one of you must have lived continuously in Oregon for at least six months before filing the divorce petition.1

The state of Oregon is exclusively a no-fault divorce state, which means that the only grounds accepted for divorce don’t establish the fault of either spouse. The only recognized no-fault ground is “irreconcilable differences.” However, annulment of marriage has fault-based grounds.2

Oregon is an equitable distribution state, and assets acquired during and prior to the marriage can be subject to division. Oregon divorce laws attempt to divide marital property in a manner believed to be equitable and fair. The judge will also consider non-monetary contributions during the case.3

1O.R.S. § 107.075(1), (2)

2O.R.S. § 107.025(1)

3O.R.R. § 107.105