2015 ORS 107.136¹
Reinstatement of terminated spousal support

(1) When a court has terminated the duty of spousal support under ORS 107.135 (Vacation or modification of judgment), the court may reinstate the remaining duration and remaining amount of the support award if the moving party alleges and proves that:

(a) The basis for the termination has ceased to exist; and

(b) The reinstatement is just and equitable under all the circumstances.

(2) For the purposes of this section:

(a) The remaining duration of a support award is the term of the award remaining as if the award had not been terminated and support had been paid from the date of termination to the date of reinstatement. For example, if the applicable judgment required payment of spousal support for 10 years, the award was terminated in year three and reinstatement of the award was sought at the end of year seven, the maximum remaining duration of the support award that could be reinstated would be three years.

(b) The remaining amount of a support award is the amount of support owed as if the award had not been terminated and support had been paid from the date of termination to the date of reinstatement. For example, if the applicable judgment required support payments of $1,000 per month for five years and $500 per month for the next five years, the award was terminated in year three and reinstatement of the award was sought at the end of year seven, the maximum remaining amount of the support award that could be reinstated would be $500 per month.

(3) A motion for reinstatement of a spousal support award under this section must be brought within the remaining duration of the award or within 10 years after the entry of the judgment terminating the award, whichever is sooner.

(4) In exercising the discretion granted under subsection (1) of this section, the court shall consider the basis for the spousal support award, the basis for the termination of the award and the totality of the circumstances of each party existing since the termination of the award.

(5) Either party may file a motion to modify spousal support under ORS 107.135 (Vacation or modification of judgment) in a proceeding to reinstate the spousal support award. In addition to considering the factors under ORS 107.135 (Vacation or modification of judgment) (3) and (4), the court shall consider the factors described in subsection (4) of this section.

(6) At any time, the parties may waive their rights under this section in writing, signed by both parties and referencing this section.

(7) Any reinstatement of a spousal support award may be ordered effective retroactive to the date the motion was served or to any date thereafter. [1991 c.888 §1; 2007 c.430 §1]

Notes of Decisions

Reinstate­ment of spousal support was not allowed where support was terminated prior to 1991 effective date of statute. Edwards and Edwards, 124 Or App 646, 863 P2d 513 (1993), as modified by 127 Or App 489, 873 P2d 401 (1994)

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Notes of Decisions

Trial court has authority to es­tab­lish liquidated sum as amount owed by spouse under settle­ment agree­ment. Horner and Horner, 119 Or App 112, 849 P2d 560 (1993)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Emergency or necessity as the only grounds for waiver of 90-day period, (1971) Vol 35, p 982

Law Review Cita­tions

55 OLR 267-277 (1976); 27 WLR 51 (1991)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 107—Marital Dissolution, Annulment and Separation; Mediation and Conciliation Services; Family Abuse Prevention, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors107.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 107, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano107.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.