2007 ORS 112.105¹
Succession where parents not married

(1) For all purposes of intestate succession, full effect shall be given to all relationships as described in ORS 109.060 (Legal status and legal relationships when parents not married), except as otherwise provided by law in case of adoption.

(2) For all purposes of intestate succession and for those purposes only, before the relationship of father and child and other relationships dependent upon the establishment of paternity shall be given effect under subsection (1) of this section:

(a) The paternity of the child shall have been established under ORS 109.070 (Establishing paternity) during the lifetime of the child or;

(b) The father shall have acknowledged himself to be the father in writing signed by him during the lifetime of the child. [1969 c.591 §28]

Notes of Decisions

Under Oregon law, surviving child may es­tab­lish right to inherit in pro­ceed­ing for social security benefits without having first had paternity es­tab­lished in independent state paternity suit. Zahradnik v. Sullivan, 966 F2d 355 (1992)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 112—Intestate Succession and Wills, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­112.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 112, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­112ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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.