2017 ORS 114.700¹
Priority of sources from which elective share payable

(1) The surviving spouse’s estate, as described in ORS 114.675 (Surviving spouse’s estate), shall be applied first to satisfy the dollar amount of the elective share and to reduce or eliminate any contributions due from the decedent’s probate estate and recipients of the decedent’s nonprobate transfers to others.

(2) If after application of the surviving spouse’s estate under subsection (1) of this section the elective share amount is not fully satisfied, the following amounts shall be applied to the extent necessary to satisfy the balance of the elective share amount:

(a) Amounts included in the decedent’s probate estate.

(b) Amounts included in the decedent’s nonprobate estate under ORS 114.600 (Elective share generally) to 114.725 (Effect of separation).

(3) Unless otherwise provided by a will, trust or other instrument executed by the decedent spouse:

(a) Amounts applied against the unsatisfied balance of an elective share amount under subsection (2) of this section shall be collected from both the probate and nonprobate estates of the decedent in a manner that ensures that the probate and nonprobate estates bear proportionate liability for the amounts necessary to pay the elective share amount.

(b) Amounts applied against the unsatisfied balance of an elective share amount under subsection (2) of this section out of the probate estate of the decedent must be apportioned among all recipients of the decedent’s probate estate in a manner that ensures that each recipient bears liability for a portion of the payment that is proportionate to the recipient’s interest in the decedent’s probate estate.

(c) Amounts applied against the unsatisfied balance of an elective share amount under subsection (2) of this section out of the nonprobate estate of the decedent must be apportioned among all recipients of the decedent’s nonprobate estate in a manner that ensures that each recipient bears liability for a portion of the payment that is proportionate to the recipient’s interest in the decedent’s nonprobate estate.

(4) All apportionments under this section between the probate and nonprobate estates of the decedent and among the recipients of those estates shall be based on the assets of each estate that are subject to distribution by the court under the provisions of ORS 114.600 (Elective share generally) to 114.725 (Effect of separation).

(5) In any proceeding described in ORS 114.610 (Manner of making election), the court may allocate the cost of storing and maintaining property included in the augmented estate pending distribution of the property. [2009 c.574 §16; 2011 c.305 §6]

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.
 
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.