Waiting Period For Divorce Shortened

Family law clients often ask how quickly their divorces can be
finalized. In Oregon, parties seeking a divorce have generally had to
wait for 90 days after filing for a final trial or hearing on the merits
of a dissolution of marriage proceeding. In 2011, however, the Oregon
Legislature approved House Bill 2686, which makes dissolution
proceedings subject to the same 30-day period as any other civil case.

As a practical matter, budget reductions to Oregon’s court system
make it unlikely that divorce cases will be resolved in a month’s time,
especially when there are contested issues such as child custody,
support, and property division that must be resolved.

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