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As long as the marriage took place in Oregon and one spouse is a resident of the state, there is no residency time limit. However, if the marriage wasn’t performed in the state, at least one spouse must have been a resident of Oregon for at least six months before you file for divorce.
There is a no-fault grounds for divorce of “irreconcilable differences between spouses causing an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage” in Oregon. Other grounds include consent to marry obtained by fraudulent means, under duress or force or if a minor is married without permission.
If there are child custody issues at hand, there may be fault considerations as grounds for divorce.
In the State of Oregon, parents are required to develop and file a parenting plan with the court before the divorce will be granted. This plan outlines parental responsibility, how parenting time will be shared and other issues involving the child or children. Joint legal custody gives both parents the right to be involved in making decisions with a child’s development. The court in the State of Oregon will approve decisions made by parents regarding custody, as long as the child’s best interests are kept in mind.
Oregon’s standard child support guidelines will apply in almost all cases unless there are exceptional circumstances present. Both parents' gross incomes are taken into account when calculating the child support obligation. Payments for child support continue until the child reaches age 18 and may extend longer if the child pursues secondary education.
In Oregon, divorce papers can be filed and tried in the county in which either or both of the parties reside.
If there are any issues regarding custody, parenting time or visitation, the divorce forms can be referred to arbitration. Also, the spouses can decide to submit any or all of the disputed issues to mediation before or after the divorce without an attorney is filed. In doing this, the divorce may proceed to court in an uncontested manner.
The fees for filing a divorce in Oregon are in addition to the cost of using BuyDivorcePapers.com. These costs may vary from county to county. Check with your local courthouse for more information about these costs so that you can make plans for filing your affordable DIY divorce in the state with no unpleasant surprises.