Oregon Statutes - Chapter 114 - Administration of Estates Generally - Section 114.135 - Denial of election or share reduction when decedent and surviving spouse living apart.

If the decedent and the surviving spouse were living apart at the time of the death of the decedent, whether or not there was a judgment for legal separation, the court in its discretion may deny any right to elect against the will, may reduce the elective share of the spouse to such amount as the court determines reasonable and proper or may grant the full elective share in accordance with the circumstances of the particular case. The court, in deciding what elective share, if any, should be granted, shall consider the length of the marriage, whether the marriage was a first or subsequent marriage for either or both of the spouses, the contribution of the surviving spouse to the property of the decedent in the form of services or transfers of property, the length and cause of the separation and any other relevant circumstances. [1969 c.591 §115; 2003 c.576 §374]

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