Intestate Succession and Wills

ORS 112.227
Intention of testator expressed in will as controlling

The intention of a testator as expressed in the will of the testator controls the legal effect of the dispositions of the testator. The rules of construction expressed in this section, ORS 112.230 (Local law of state selected by testator controlling unless against public policy) and 112.410 (Effect of general disposition or residuary clause on testator’s power of appointment) apply unless a contrary intention is indicated by the will. [1973 c.506 §10]

Notes of Decisions

Will contestant must show that no-contest provision is either unlawful or in contravention of some specific public policy or it will be enforced. Larson v. Naslund, 73 Or App 699, 700 P2d 276 (1985)


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