Area of Law:
Petition of dissolution of marriage or registered domestic partnership (RDP) for a county in Oregon, USA.
Forms for Dissolution (Divorce) and Dissolution of Registered Domestic Partnership for Petitioners with Children
Petition and Judgment - A dissolution case starts with a “petition,” which tells the court what you want. That’s why you are called the “petitioner.” The other parent is the “respondent.” The case ends with a “judgment,” which is the court’s final decision. The judgment is the document that finalizes your case and contains your rights and responsibilities. Your dissolution is effective once the judge signs the judgment. (See “The Judgment” section for more details about the terms of your judgment)
NOTE: the general judgment in this case will create rights and responsibilities that may be permanent. Custody, parenting time, and support orders often can be modified later, but property orders usually can’t.