When is my Oregon divorce final?

imageI have had many divorce clients ask when is the divorce final? People in divorce want closure and finality, and many expect the divorce to be final at trial, or when they sign the judgment of dissolution of marriage, or when their spouse signs the divorce judgment. Courts enter Divorce Judgments signed by Judges into the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN), and frequently the entry date in OJIN is several days after the Judge has signed. The correct answer is that the marriage is dissolved when the Judge signs the judgment of dissolution of marriage. (See ORS 107.115). In many cases this happens weeks or months after a divorce trial if there are disagreements as to what should be in the judgment.

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By Sean Stephens

About Sean Stephens

By Sean Stephens Google + Sean Stephens is divorce and family law lawyer, and a founding member of Stephens & Margolin LLP He was born in Eugene, Oregon and is a fourth generation Oregonian. Sean Stephens attended the University of Oregon, and graduated in with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with a minor in English Literature. His psychology studies emphasized early childhood development. You can find more about Sean Stephens at Stephens & Margolin LLP Follow him
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2 Responses to When is my Oregon divorce final?

  1. Here in Tulsa County, Ok we get asked that very same question a lot by our clients. Obviously, our clients want to achieve closure and finality aswell

  2. In California, our clients ask us mostly two questions. How quickly we can get divorce in California and how long will the divorce process take? The answers to these questions are affected by various factors which are given below:

    Child support
    Division of marital property

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