2017 ORS 114.665¹
Decedent’s nonprobate estate
  • property owned immediately before death

(1) A decedent’s nonprobate estate includes the decedent’s fractional interest in property held by the decedent in any form of survivorship tenancy immediately before the death of the decedent. The amount included in the decedent’s nonprobate estate under the provisions of this subsection is the value of the decedent’s fractional interest, to the extent the fractional interest passes by right of survivorship at the decedent’s death to a surviving tenant other than the decedent’s surviving spouse.

(2) A decedent’s nonprobate estate includes the decedent’s ownership interest in property or accounts held immediately before death under a payable on death designation or deed, under a transfer on death registration or in co-ownership registration with a right of survivorship. The amount included in the decedent’s nonprobate estate under the provisions of this subsection is the value of the decedent’s ownership interest, to the extent the decedent’s ownership interest passed at the decedent’s death to any person other than the decedent’s estate or surviving spouse or for the benefit of any person other than the decedent’s estate or surviving spouse.

(3) A decedent’s nonprobate estate includes any property owned by the decedent immediately before death for which the decedent had the power to designate a beneficiary, but only to the extent that the decedent could have designated the decedent, or the spouse of the decedent, as the beneficiary.

(4) A decedent’s nonprobate estate includes any property that immediately before death the decedent could have acquired by the exercise of a revocation, without regard to whether the revocation was required to be made by the decedent alone or in conjunction with other persons.

(5) A decedent’s nonprobate estate does not include the present value of any life insurance policy payable on the death of the decedent. [2009 c.574 §12; 2011 c.305 §3]

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 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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