2017 ORS 112.227¹
Intention of testator expressed in will as controlling

The intention of a testator as expressed in the will of the testator controls the legal effect of the dispositions of the testator. The rules of construction expressed in this section, ORS 112.230 (Local law of state selected by testator controlling unless against public policy) and 112.410 (Effect of general disposition or residuary clause on testator’s power of appointment) apply unless a contrary intention is indicated by the will. [1973 c.506 §10]

Notes of Decisions

Will contestant must show that no-contest pro­vi­sion is either unlawful or in contraven­tion of some specific public policy or it will be enforced. Larson v. Naslund, 73 Or App 699, 700 P2d 276 (1985)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 112—Intestate Succession and Wills, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors112.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 112, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano112.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.