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 Section112.225, et seq.
- must be made in writing
- must be signed by two witnesses who make written declaration
- mandatory statutory form §127.531 ORS
- at least one witness must not be related to declarant
Age of Testator18 years or older or lawfully married and of sound mind
Number of Witnesses RequiredAt least two witnesses who see testator sign will or hear him acknowledge signature and attest by signing their names to it.
Oral Will RecognitionNot recognized