Divorce Cost in Oregon

The cost of divorce in Oregon is $12,700 on average. The number may range from $4,000 to $28,000, including cases with trials. Complications will add more to the average cost, for example:

  • Child custody issues make up the final cost of $19,100.
  • Property division disputes – $17,900.
  • Alimony problems – $17,600.

These averages apply to the cases that don’t go to trial. If they do, the final divorce cost in OR may reach $200,000. However, the average price for the cases with trial over children- or property-related issues is $22,400, for divorces with trial over alimony – $26,500. High-net worth divorces cost about $32,500 on average, but the number rises along with the net worth itself.

Also, if you don’t have disputes that need court procedures and want a calm divorce, you can do it for cheap. The uncontested divorces where no attorney is needed may cost much less than $1,000. Besides, you can use an online service to help you gather all the paperwork. In such a case, the divorce cost in OR will range from $300 to $600 – you will only have to cover the notary costs, court filing fee, and other mandatory expenses.

If you are proceeding with a regular marriage dissolution, here are the main costs:

Name of the service Costs
Court filing fee $273 (on average)
Summons $5-$10
Notary costs $10 per signature
Papers service $36, may rise if there are more parties to get the documents ($60 for 3 parties, $80 for 4 parties, and $100 for 5 parties)
Attorney services $240 per hour (on average), but you can find an attorney with $60-$100 hourly rates if you apply to be a part of the Modest Means Program for low-income couples

Some additional costs may include:

Name of the service Costs
Property appraisal $401 (on average)
Parent education classes around $45 per parent
Child custody evaluation $3,000-$8,000 depending on the proceedings needed and whether the evaluation is court-ordered or private

Note that the numbers may change year by year, so before you file for a divorce, make sure to contact the local courts for a consultation.