2017 ORS 114.555¹
Effect of failure to appoint personal representative

If a personal representative is not appointed within four months after the filing of the affidavit authorized by ORS 114.515 (Value of estate), the interest of the decedent in all of the property described in the affidavit is transferred to the person or persons shown by the affidavit to be entitled thereto, and any other claims against the property are barred, except:

(1) As provided in ORS 114.540 (Procedure for claims), 114.545 (Duties of person filing affidavit) and 114.550 (Summary review of administration of estate); and

(2) For the purposes of a surviving spouse’s claim for an elective share in the manner provided by ORS 114.600 (Elective share generally) to 114.725 (Effect of separation). [1973 c.710 §5; 1977 c.239 §4; 1989 c.228 §10; 2009 c.574 §21]

Law Review Cita­tions

26 WLR 295-297 (1990)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Minimum probate filing fees for “small estates,” (1974) Vol 37, p 212

Law Review Cita­tions

16 WLR 307 (1979); 26 WLR 286 (1990)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 114—Administration of Estates Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors114.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 114, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano114.­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.