Oregon Divorce Laws | Residency Requirements


If the marriage was not performed in Oregon, one of the spouses must have been a resident of Oregon for six months immediately prior to filing. Oregon divorce law states that if the marriage was performed in Oregon and either of the spouses is a resident at the time of filing, there is no duration stipulation within the residency requirements. The dissolution of marriage may be filed in a county where either spouse resides. There is a 90-day waiting period before a hearing will be scheduled which begins after the respondent has been served with papers or the publication of the summons. The parties may file for a dissolution of marriage in Oregon if: The marriage took place in the state and either party is a resident of or domiciled in the state or at least one party must be a resident of or be domiciled in this state at the time the suit is commenced. A petition for marital annulment, dissolution or separation may be filed only in a county in which the petitioner or respondent resides.

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