Oregon Oregon Will Laws



Here you will find what is required by state when making a living will. You will also find whether or not this specific state accepts oral or written wills.

Some key terms to keep in mind:

Testator: One who makes or has made a will; one who dies leaving a will.
Holographic Will: A will and testament that has been entirely handwritten and signed by the testator.
Oral Will: An oral will (or "nuncupative" will) is a will that has been delivered orally (that is, in speech) to witnesses, as opposed to the usual form of wills, which is written and according to a proper format.

State Requirements and Will Type Recognition

Code Section

112.225, et seq.

Operative Facts

  1. must be made in writing
  2. must be signed by two witnesses who make written declaration
  3. mandatory statutory form ยง127.531 ORS
  4. at least one witness must not be related to declarant

Age of Testator

18 years or older or lawfully married and of sound mind

Number of Witnesses Required

At least two witnesses who see testator sign will or hear him acknowledge signature and attest by signing their names to it.

Oral Will Recognition

Not recognized

Holographic Will Recognition

Not recognized

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Source: http://www.will-laws.com/states/oregon/last-will-and-testament