2017 ORS 117.005¹
Petition for administration of estate of absentee

Administration may be had upon the estate of an absentee. A petition for administration shall state, in addition to the information required by ORS 113.035 (Petition for appointment of personal representative and probate of will):

(1) Whether the absentee, when last heard from, was a resident or nonresident of this state.

(2) The address of the absentee at the last-known domicile of the absentee.

(3)(a) That, to the best knowledge of the petitioner and after diligent search, the whereabouts of the absentee is and has been unknown for a period stated of not less than one year, and that the petitioner has reason to believe and believes the absentee is dead;

(b) That the death of the absentee at the time, location and in the circumstances stated in the petition is probable, and that the fact of death is in doubt solely by reason of the failure to find or identify the remains of the absentee; or

(c) That there is a presumption that the absentee is dead under the provisions of ORS 176.740 (Governor’s proclamation). [1969 c.591 §203; 2003 c.560 §2]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 117—Estates of Absentees, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors117.­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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