2011 ORS § 106.335¹
Surname upon entering into domestic partnership
  • legal effect

(1) Upon entering into a domestic partnership, either party to the domestic partnership may retain the partys surname prior to the domestic partnership or change the partys surname to the surname of the other party or to a hyphenated combination of the surnames of both parties. If a party requests a surname change under this section, that party may also change the partys middle name to the partys surname prior to the domestic partnership. Each party must indicate on the Declaration of Domestic Partnership the partys name after domestic partnership.

(2) 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). [2007 c.99 §8; 2009 c.561 §4]

Note: See note under 106.300 (Short title).