2015 ORS 18.190¹
Spousal support awards in judgments entered before January 1, 2004

(1) The judgment lien for the spousal support award portion of a judgment that is entered before January 1, 2004, including any installment arrearage liens that arise under the judgment, expires 10 years after the entry of the judgment that first establishes the support obligation unless a certificate of extension is filed under ORS 18.182 (Extension of judgment remedies), or the judgment was renewed in the manner provided by the statutes in effect immediately before January 1, 2004, within 10 years after the judgment was entered.

(2) ORS 18.180 (Expiration of judgment remedies in circuit court) (6) does not operate to revive the judgment lien of any judgment that expired before January 1, 2004, under the statutes in effect immediately before January 1, 2004.

(3) This section and ORS 18.180 (Expiration of judgment remedies in circuit court) (6) do not limit the time during which judgment remedies are available for any judgment entered before January 1, 2004, and those judgments may continue to be enforced for the time provided by the law in effect immediately before January 1, 2004, subject to any requirement for renewal of those judgments. [2003 c.576 §21]

Notes of Decisions

Under Former Similar Statute (Ors 107.126)

Failure to renew judg­ment within allowed period destroys lien for support install­ments becoming final more than 10 years before lien, but does not prevent renewal of judg­ment for support install­ments becoming final within pre­vi­ous 10 years. Hansen v. Hansen, 272 Or 686, 538 P2d 935 (1975)

Ten-year life of judg­ment lien entered under divorce decree commences on date final judg­ment was issued, not on date it becomes enforceable. Ostlund v. Ostlund, 98 Or App 540, 779 P2d 1096 (1989); Hernandez and Hernandez, 108 Or App 725, 816 P2d 1211 (1991)

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Notes of Decisions

If terms used by trial court suffice to convey court's concluding decision or decisions, and if terms are set forth in docu­ment properly titled as judg­ment, then judg­ment docu­ment contains judg­ment. Interstate Roofing, Inc. v. Springfield Corp., 347 Or 144, 218 P3d 113 (2009)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 18—Judgments, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors018.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 18, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano018.­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.