Dissolution (Divorce), Cases with No Children - Oregon
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1C Dissolution No Children Jackson
STEP 1: STARTING YOUR
Fill out the forms listed in Step 1: Starting your Divorce.
See the Confidential Information Form (CIF) information sheet about how the CIF protects certain
information from being disclosed to the public.
Have your documents reviewed.
You may have your documents reviewed by a lawyer or a courthouse facilitator. The Jackson County
Law Resource Center (facilitator) may be reached at 541-776-7171 ext. 129 or
. For information about how to find a lawyer, call the Oregon State Bar
Lawyer Referral Service at 1-800-452-7636. If you are low income, you might get your documents
reviewed for a smaller fee through the Oregon State Bar’s Modest Means program at
1-800-452-7636, or you may call your local Legal Aid office at 541-776-7292.
Make at least two photocopies of all the documents you filled out, one for your records and another to
serve on the other party. You do not need to serve the other party with the Confidential
Information Sheets (CIFs). If you have an appointment with the Family Law Resource Center, copies
will be made for you of the documents required for service.
File the forms with the court
File the original Step 1 forms with the court, EXCEPT the Summons and Declaration or Acceptance of
Service. The court clerk will ask you for a filing fee when you go to file the papers. Please see Jackson
County Court fee schedule at
for current fees. If you feel you cannot pay
this fee, ask the court if you may apply for a fee waiver or fee deferral. You will need to fill out a
or deferral form and file this document with the court too. If the fee is waived, you do not have to pay it. If
the fee is deferred, you will not have to pay the fee now, but you may be required to pay it later. There
are several required handouts in this packet. You will need two copies of each handout. You need to
keep one copy for yourself and have the other copy served on the other party. (See the section “Serving
the Other Party” below.)
Serving the other party
You are required to have your spouse/partner served (have papers delivered to) with (a) copies of the
documents given to you by the clerk, including the Statutory Restraining Order described above, and
copies of the Petition, Summons and Notice of Filing CIFs.
If the other party is willing to accept service, s/he must fill out and sign the Acceptance of
Service form and file it with the court. It is not necessary that your spouse/partner agree with what is in
the papers, just that he/she is willing to acknowledge receipt of them.
If the other party will not complete the Acceptance of Service form, YOU CANNOT SERVE
THE PAPERS YOURSELF. You may have service completed by the Sheriff in the county where your
spouse/partner lives, by a private process server, or by another individual who is a competent person 18
years or older, an Oregon resident (or of the state where service is made) and not a party nor an attorney
for a party. Caution should be used before asking a friend or relative to serve the papers if your
spouse/partner might react angrily or violently. A Declaration of Service along with the original summons
must be filed with the court after service has been made.
The best way to serve the other party is to have the person serving the papers hand them directly to the
respondent (personal service). If personal service cannot be done, there are other ways to serve the
papers including “substitute service,” “office service,” and “service by mail” — see the Table below. You
may ask the Sheriff or a private process server about these other options or consult an attorney.
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