Administration of Estates Generally

ORS 114.275
Personal representative to proceed without court order

  • application for authority, approval or instructions

A personal representative shall proceed with the administration, settlement and distribution of the estate without adjudication, order or direction of the court, except as otherwise provided in ORS chapters 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116 and 117. However, a personal representative or any interested person may apply to the court for authority, approval or instructions on any matter concerning the administration, settlement or distribution of the estate, and the court, without hearing or upon such hearing as it may prescribe, shall instruct the personal representative or rule on the matter as may be appropriate. [1969 c.591 §124]

Notes of Decisions

When the personal repesentative's contract for the sale of real property belonging to the estate specified court approval as a condition of sale, the probate court had authority to approve or disapprove the sale. Helgesson v. Estate of Frank, 17 Or App 133, 521 P2d 16 (1974), Sup Ct review denied

§§ 114.255 to 114.435

Notes of Decisions

Where ORS 30.070 grants personal representative "full power" to settle wrongful death claim with approval of probate court and does not require notice to beneficiaries or grant them right to intervene in proceeding to approve settlement but only to be heard as matter of right regarding allocation of proceeds, if personal representative breached fiduciary duty, beneficiaries have remedy under ORS 114.395 and 114.405. Hughes v. White, 41 Or App 439, 599 P2d 1147 (1979), aff'd 289 Or 13, 609 P2d 365 (1980)


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