2013 ORS § 106.335¹
Name upon entering into domestic partnership
  • legal effect

(1) Upon entering into a domestic partnership, either party to the domestic partnership may:

(a) Retain the partys middle name, if any, and surname prior to the domestic partnership;

(b) Retain the partys middle name, if any, and change the partys surname to the surname of the other party;

(c) Either retain or remove the partys middle name, if any, and change the partys surname to a combination of one or more of the surnames, or names within the surnames, of either or both parties, with or without a hyphen;

(d) Change the partys middle name, if any, to the partys surname at birth or prior to the domestic partnership; or

(e) Add to the partys middle name, if any, the partys surname at birth or prior to the domestic partnership and change the partys surname to the surname of the other party.

(2) Each party must indicate on the Declaration of Domestic Partnership the partys name after domestic partnership.

(3) The name of each party after domestic partnership as indicated on the Declaration of Domestic Partnership shall become the sole legal name of each party after domestic partnership. If a party indicates a name change other than as described in subsection (1) of this section, the party shall request approval of the court pursuant to ORS 33.410 (Jurisdiction).

(4) As used in this section, middle name and surname mean a name that may consist of one or more different names. [2007 c.99 §8; 2009 c.561 §4; 2013 c.341 §3]

Note: See note under 106.300 (Short title).