Parent and Child Rights and Relationships

ORS 109.135
Circuit court jurisdiction

  • equity action
  • place of commencement


(1)

All filiation proceedings shall be commenced in the circuit court and shall for all purposes be deemed actions in equity. Unless otherwise specifically provided by statute, the proceedings shall be conducted pursuant to the Oregon Rules of Civil Procedure.

(2)

All filiation proceedings shall be commenced and tried in the county where either party or the child resides. [1969 c.619 §§2,3,7; 1971 c.191 §2; 1979 c.246 §6; 1981 s.s. c.3 §104; 1983 c.762 §3; 1999 c.80 §22; 2013 c.1 §5; 2013 c.126 §3]

Notes of Decisions

Appellate court standard of review for jury determination regarding paternity is for substantial evidence. State ex rel Jones v. Workman, 34 Or App 777, 579 P2d 1302 (1978), Sup Ct review denied

Statute of limitations in filiation proceeding denies child equal protection. State ex rel Adult & Family Services Div. v. Bradley, 58 Or App 663, 650 P2d 91 (1982), aff’d 295 Or 216, 666 P2d 249 (1983); State ex rel AFSD v. Tuttle, 304 Or 270, 744 P2d 990 (1987)


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