ORS 112.315¹
Revocation by divorce or annulment

Unless a will evidences a different intent of the testator, the divorce or annulment of the marriage of the testator after the execution of the will revokes all provisions in the will in favor of the former spouse of the testator and any provision in the will naming the former spouse as personal representative, and the effect of the will is the same as though the former spouse did not survive the testator. [1969 c.591 §45; 2017 c.169 §48]

Notes of Decisions

Revoca­tion of will by opera­tion of law is absolute, and repeal of statute which effected the revoca­tion does not revive the will. Butte v. Crohn, 8 Or App 284, 494 P2d 258 (1972)

In ac­tion seeking revoca­tion of will by opera­tion of law for divorce, where decedent became Oregon domiciliary after divorce, this sec­tion, in effect while decedent was domiciled in Oregon, was applicable rather than former statute in effect at time of divorce. King v. Davidson, 39 Or App 239, 592 P2d 231 (1979), Sup Ct review denied

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 112—Intestate Succession and Wills, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors112.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 112, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano112.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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