Oregon Marriage Laws

106.220 - Surname upon entering into marriage


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Oregon Revised Statutes - Title 11: Domestic Relations - Chapter 106 ? Marriage; Domestic Partnership

Surname upon entering into marriage


(1) Upon entering into marriage, either party may retain the party?s surname prior to the marriage or change the party?s surname to the surname of the other party or to a hyphenated combination of the surnames of both parties. If a party requests a surname change under this section, that party may also change the party?s middle name to the party?s surname prior to the marriage. Each party must indicate on the application, license and record of marriage the party?s name after marriage. (2) The name of each party after marriage as indicated on the application, license and record of marriage shall become the sole legal name of each party after marriage. If a party indicates a name change other than as described in subsection (1) of this section, the party shall request approval of the court pursuant to ORS 33.410.

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[1975 c.733 §3; 1981 c.775 §7; 2007 c.703 §12]


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