Who May Obtain an Oregon Divorce

You (or your spouse) may file for divorce in Oregon if you meet one of the following residency requirements:

  • You were married in Oregon and either spouse is a resident of (or currently lives in) Oregon at the time of filing the divorce case, or
  • You or your spouse lived in Oregon continuously for at least six months prior to the date your divorce case is filed.

You may only file for divorce in a county in Oregon where you or your spouse currently lives. However, your attorney does not need to be located in the same county where your divorce is filed. For example, if you live in Yamhill County and your divorce is filed there, it is acceptable to retain an attorney whose office is in Portland (Multnomah County). Any Oregon attorney can practice in all Oregon counties.

Legal separation can be filed if you don’t yet qualify for divorce in Oregon.