Oregon Grounds for Divorce

The Petition for Dissolution of Marriage is the initial document filed with the Oregon court. It is in this document that the filing spouse will request the court to terminate the marriage under certain specified grounds.

The court shall order a judgment for the dissolution of a marriage according to one of the following grounds;

No-Fault Based Grounds:
(1) Irreconcilable differences between the parties which have caused the irremediable breakdown of the marriage.

Fault Based Grounds:
(1) Fraud, duress, incapacitation;

  A trial or hearing for the dissolution of a marriage shall be set until 90 days from the date of the service of the summons and petition upon the respondent. (Oregon Statutes - Volume 2 - Sections: 107.025, 107.036, 107.015)

Every dissolution of marriage case that is filed in the state of Oregon must declare the grounds in which the dissolution of marriage is to be granted. The grounds for dissolution of marriage must be substantiated with evidence or testimony otherwise the court may dismiss the case. When you are petitioning the court for a dissolution of marriage, or agreeing to a dissolution of marriage, make sure that you completely understand the grounds and any potential legal repercussions. If you would like to learn more about the Oregon grounds, visit the Oregon state statutes located at: