2017 ORS 107.490¹
Commencement of proceeding
  • petition content
  • court authority

(1) A proceeding for summary dissolution of the marriage shall be commenced by filing in the circuit court a petition in the form prescribed by the State Court Administrator under ORS 107.500 (Forms). The petition shall be signed by the petitioner and shall state that as of the date of the filing of the petition each and every condition set forth in ORS 107.485 (Conditions for summary dissolution procedure) has been met. The court, upon its own motion, may require a showing by appearance or affidavit of the petitioner.

(2) The petitioner shall serve the respondent with a summons and a true copy of the petition in the manner provided in ORCP 7 D and E. Service must be proved as required in ORCP 7 F.

(3) Within 30 days after the date on which the respondent is served with the summons or, if service is made by publication or posting under ORCP 7 D(6), within 30 days from the date of last publication or posting, the respondent shall file with the court a written answer to the petition or a motion, along with the required filing fee, and proof of service of the answer or motion on the petitioner.

(4) If the respondent fails to file a written answer or motion as required by this section or fails to appear for a hearing in the proceeding, the court may find the respondent in default, enter a judgment of summary dissolution and award costs to the petitioner or the state if fees and costs were waived or deferred. [1983 c.692 §2; 2007 c.11 §4]

Chapter 107

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 (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 107, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano107.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.