2017 ORS 125.820¹

A court of this state has jurisdiction to appoint a guardian or issue a conservatorship order for a respondent if:

(1) This state is the respondent’s home state;

(2) On the date the petition is filed, this state is a significant-connection state and:

(a) The respondent does not have a home state or a court of the respondent’s home state has declined to exercise jurisdiction because this state is a more appropriate forum; or

(b) The respondent has a home state, a petition for an appointment or order is not pending in a court of that state or another significant-connection state and, before the court makes the appointment or issues the order:

(A) A petition for an appointment or order is not filed in the respondent’s home state;

(B) An objection to the court’s jurisdiction is not filed by a person required to be notified of the proceeding; and

(C) The court in this state concludes that it is an appropriate forum under the factors set forth in ORS 125.827 (Appropriate forum);

(3) This state does not have jurisdiction under either subsection (1) or (2) of this section, the respondent’s home state and all significant-connection states have declined to exercise jurisdiction because this state is the more appropriate forum and jurisdiction in this state is consistent with the Oregon and United States Constitutions; or

(4) The requirements for special jurisdiction under ORS 125.822 (Special jurisdiction) are met. [2009 c.179 §9]

Note: See note under 125.800 (Short title).

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 125—Protective Proceedings, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors125.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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.