2017 ORS 108.045¹
Liability of stepparent for expenses of family and education of children

(1) The expenses of the family and the education of the minor children, including stepchildren, are chargeable upon the property of both spouses in a marriage who are parents or stepparents of the minor children, or either of them. However, with regard to stepchildren, the obligation shall cease upon entry of a judgment of dissolution.

(2) As used in this section, “stepchild” means a child under the age of 18, or a child attending school as defined in ORS 107.108 (Support or maintenance for child attending school) who is in the custody of one biological or adoptive parent who is married to and not legally separated from a person other than the second biological or adoptive parent of such child.

(3) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, the legal duty of a parent to provide support for a child, as otherwise required by law, shall not be affected. [Formerly 109.053; 2015 c.629 §18]

Note: 108.045 (Liability of stepparent for expenses of family and education of children) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 108 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

(formerly 109.053)

Law Review Cita­tions

69 OLR 689 (1990)

Law Review Cita­tions

53 OLR 186, 188 (1974); 57 OLR 152 (1977)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 108—Spousal Relationships; Property Rights; Premarital Agreements, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors108.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 108, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano108.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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