If you are considering filing for divorce, the state in which you file factors greatly in the process. If you currently reside in Oregon, it's likely that you will need to file here. However, in some cases, you may have limited options to file elsewhere.
It's therefore important that you understand the eligibility requirements for filing for divorce in Oregon, and that you understand how to file. The following is an overview of divorce laws in Oregon.
Residency requirements for filing for divorce in Oregon
One party must have lived in the state of Oregon for at least six months prior to filing for divorce, unless you got married in the state or if you want to dissolve the marriage because it is void.
What are the no-fault grounds for divorce in Oregon?
Oregon offers no-fault divorces. This means that neither party is required to prove any specific wrongdoing in order to file. No-fault divorce can be filed for on the grounds of an irremediable breakdown of the marriage or by showing that you and your spouse have been separated for one year or more.
What are the other grounds for divorce in Oregon?
It's also possible to file for divorce if one party was unable to give proper consent because they lacked sufficient understanding or because they were not of legal age.
If you are a resident of Oregon and you are considering filing for a divorce, you should take swift action to make sure that you get the best possible settlement. Your attorney can review your options and help ensure your interests are protected during the process.