In response to the COVID-19 situation, the Oregon Chief Justice has authorized the use of eSignatures by clients in court filings. This had been under consideration, but was fast-tracked due to the pandemic. This now brings the Oregon court system in line with most other industries which rely on eSigning. You can read the applicable rule updates and requirements here.
This update now makes the online divorce mediation process completely online. Previously clients were required to physically sign documents in the lawyer’s or mediator’s office, or print and mail the documents back. Physical signatures are still permitted, they are just no longer required.