ORS 114.435¹
Power to avoid transfers

The property liable for the payment of expenses of administration, funeral expenses, claims and taxes shall include property transferred by the decedent with intent to defraud the creditors of the decedent or transferred by any means which is in law void or voidable as against the creditors of the decedent. The right to recover that property so far as necessary for the payment of those expenses, claims and taxes is in the personal representative, who shall take necessary steps to recover it. That property constitutes general assets for the payment of creditors. [1969 c.591 §140]

Notes of Decisions

A suit by the per­sonal representative of an estate to set aside transfers of prop­erty needed for pay­ment of the claims of creditors is limited to such suits as are “necessary” for the pay­ment of such claims. Hendrickson v. Warburton, 276 Or 989, 557 P2d 224 (1976); Ledford v. Yonkers, 278 Or 37, 562 P2d 970 (1977)

Notes of Decisions

Where ORS 30.070 (Settlement) grants per­sonal representative “full power” to settle wrongful death claim with approval of probate court and does not require notice to beneficiaries or grant them right to intervene in pro­ceed­ing to approve settle­ment but only to be heard as matter of right re­gard­ing alloca­tion of proceeds, if per­sonal representative breached fiduciary duty, beneficiaries have remedy under ORS 114.395 (Improper exercise of power) and 114.405 (Personal liability of personal representative). Hughes v. White, 41 Or App 439, 599 P2d 1147 (1979), aff’d 289 Or 13, 609 P2d 365 (1980)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 114—Administration of Estates Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors114.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 114, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano114.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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