ORS 24.115¹
Filing of foreign judgment
  • effect

(1) A copy of any foreign judgment authenticated in accordance with the Act of Congress or the statutes of this state may be filed in the office of the clerk of any circuit court of any county of this state. The clerk shall treat the foreign judgment in the same manner as a judgment of the circuit court.

(2) A certified copy of any foreign judgment authenticated in accordance with the Act of Congress or the statutes of this state shall be recorded in the County Clerk Lien Record of any county other than the county in which the judgment is originally filed, in order to become a lien upon the real property of the judgment debtor in that county as provided in ORS 18.152 (Establishing judgment liens in other counties).

(3) A judgment so filed has the same effect and is subject to the same procedures, defenses and proceedings for reopening, vacating or staying as a judgment of the circuit court in which the foreign judgment is filed, and may be enforced or satisfied in like manner.

(4) A foreign judgment of a tribal court of a federally recognized Indian tribe that is filed in a circuit court under this section, and that otherwise complies with 26 U.S.C. 414(p) as a domestic relations order as defined in 26 U.S.C. 414(p), is a domestic relations order made pursuant to the domestic relations laws of this state for the purposes of 26 U.S.C. 414(p). [1979 c.577 §2; 1985 c.343 §5; 1987 c.586 §14; 1995 c.273 §13; 2003 c.576 §180; 2007 c.663 §1]

Note: Section 2, chapter 663, Oregon Laws 2007, provides:

Sec. 2. The amendments to ORS 24.115 (Filing of foreign judgment) by section 1 of this 2007 Act apply to all judgments, decrees and orders of tribal courts of federally recognized Indian tribes, whether filed in a circuit court before, on or after the effective date of this 2007 Act [June 27, 2007]. [2007 c.663 §2]

§§ 24.010 to 24.180

Notes of Decisions

Since purpose of these sec­tions was to register judg­ments so they may sub­se­quently be enforced, fact that defendants may be in viola­tion of decree was irrevelant. In the Matter of Marie Callender Pie Shops v. Bumbleberry Enterprises, 39 Or App 487, 592 P2d 1050 (1979)

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Notes of Decisions

Foreign dissolu­tion decree need not be registered in order for court to have jurisdic­tion to modify decree. Walker v. Walker, 26 Or App 701, 554 P2d 591 (1976), Sup Ct review denied

Law Review Cita­tions

57 OLR 377 (1978)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 24—Enforcement and Recognition of Foreign Judgments; Foreign-Money Claims, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors24.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 24, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­024ano.­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