2013 ORS § 163.565¹
Evidence of paternity
- • confidentiality between husband and wife not applicable
- • spouses competent and compellable witnesses
(1) Proof that a child was born to a woman during the time a man lived and cohabited with her, or held her out as his wife, is prima facie evidence that he is the father of the child. This subsection does not exclude any other legal evidence tending to establish the parental relationship.
(2) No provision of law prohibiting the disclosure of confidential communications between husband and wife apply to prosecutions for criminal nonsupport. A husband or wife is a competent and compellable witness for or against either party. [1971 c.743 §176]