Monday, April 25, 2005

Legislature targets alimony, paternity legislation - Oregon


A bill that would end alimony after an ex-spouse remarries has backers in both parties, and one giving men more time to challenge paternity claims is headed to a Senate vote.

Effects could be broad-reaching. Oregon has 15,000 divorces a year, and about a quarter of challenged paternity cases show the man in question is not the father.

"At some point, you should not be able to go back to a former spouse and reconnect for support," said
Sen. Floyd Prozanski, D-Eugene. Senate Bill 945 would do that.

Senate Bill 234, voted out of committee last week, would allow a married man to end his paternity obligations if blood or DNA tests prove the child is not his.

The bill would give an unmarried man two years to challenge a paternity claim. Current law allows one year.

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