ORS 109.145¹
Court may proceed despite failure to appear
  • evidence required

If a respondent fails to answer or fails to appear at trial, the court shall have the power to proceed accordingly. In such case, the court may make a determination of paternity and may impose such obligations on the respondent as it deems reasonable. In all such cases corroborating evidence in addition to the testimony of the parent or expectant parent shall be required to establish paternity and the court may, in its discretion, order such investigation or the production of such evidence as it deems appropriate to establish a proper basis for relief. The testimony of the parent or expectant parent and the corroborating evidence may be presented by affidavit. [1969 c.619 §4; 1975 c.640 §14; 1983 c.762 §4]

Notes of Decisions

Contract enforceable under ORS 109.230 (Legality of contract between mother and father of child born out of wedlock) provides addi­tional grounds for enforcing support obliga­tion, but cannot negate obliga­tion of support. Fox v. Hohenshelt, 19 Or App 617, 528 P2d 1376 (1974)

Uniform Child Custody Jurisdic­tion Act does not apply to paternity ac­tion because paternity ac­tion is not custody determina­tion. State ex rel Baldwin v. Hale, 86 Or App 361, 738 P2d 1016 (1987)

Chapter 109

Law Review Cita­tions

12 WLJ 569-589 (1976)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 109—Parent and Child Rights and Relationships, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors109.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 109, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­109ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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. Currency Information