ORS 125.495¹
Payment of claims against estate or protected person

(1) A conservator shall pay from the estate claims against the estate and against the protected person arising before or after the conservatorship upon their presentation, allowance and maturity. Claims that become absolute at an uncertain event may not be allowed. The conservator may allow claims against the estate of a protected person in part and disallow them in part.

(2) A claim may be presented by either of the following methods:

(a) The claimant may deliver or mail to the conservator or the attorney for the conservator a written statement of the claim stating the basis of the claim, the name and address of the claimant and of the claimant’s attorney if the claimant is represented by an attorney in respect to the claim, and the amount claimed.

(b) The claimant may file the claim with the clerk of the court in which the proceeding is pending, captioned in a manner that will identify the protected person and the clerk’s number of the proceeding, and deliver or mail a copy of the statement to the conservator or the attorney of the conservator.

(3) If the conservator disallows the claim in whole or in part, or if the conservator finds that the claim is valid but not due, the conservator shall notify the claimant or the attorney of the claimant in writing of the disallowance or finding of the conservator.

(4) The presentation of a claim and any defect in form or substance may be waived by the conservator or by the court if the claim, properly stated, is a valid and absolute obligation of the estate.

(5) The conservator may reconsider any claim previously rejected or allowed, or may compromise any claim against the estate of a protected person, including contingent, unliquidated and unmatured claims. [1995 c.664 §53]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 125—Protective Proceedings, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors125.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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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