ORS 112.685¹
Dower and curtesy abolished

Dower and curtesy, including inchoate dower and curtesy, are abolished. [1969 c.591 §78; 2015 c.387 §34]

Notes of Decisions

Heirs cannot require a widow occupying land of which her husband died seised to pay rent unless they impose rent as a condi­tion of her occupancy or until they demand she vacate. Ferguson v. Vance, 263 Or 636, 503 P2d 706 (1972)

A widow’s occupa­tion of land of which her husband died seised need not be with the children or heirs, but she can occupy the premises only so long as the heirs or others interested do not object. Ferguson v. Vance, 263 Or 636, 503 P2d 706 (1972)

Law Review Cita­tions

53 OLR 205 (1974); 57 OLR 135 (1977)

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).
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. Currency Information