Initiation of Estate Proceedings

ORS 113.015
Venue


(1)

The venue for a proceeding seeking the appointment of a personal representative and for a proceeding to probate a will is:

(a)

In the county where the decedent had a domicile or where the decedent had a place of abode at the time of death;

(b)

In any county where property of the decedent was located at the time of death or is located at the time the proceeding is commenced;

(c)

In the county in which the decedent died; or

(d)

In the county where a personal injury claim or wrongful death claim, as those terms are defined in ORS 114.441 (Definitions for ORS 114.441 to 114.462), could be maintained.

(2)

Filing a proceeding in a county other than specified in subsection (1) of this section does not constitute a jurisdictional defect. [1969 c.591 §81; 2019 c.166 §12]

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Jun. 26, 2021