Oregon Affidavit of Heirship

Oregon Affidavit of HeirshipThe Oregon Affidavit of Heirship form is for someone, in most all accounts related to the deceased, to complete stating the heirs of the deceased person. The Oregon Heirship Affidavit is used by the courts to establish ownership of all personal and real property not identified by a will. Oregon Heirship Affidavits are recorded in official land records.

The heirship process must be started within a few years after the person died. There must be no will and there must be no need for administration of the deceased's estate. The heirship proceedings must be started in the county where the deceased lived, or in a county where the property of the deceased is located. If the decedent did not own any real property, then the proceedings may be started in the county where the decedent had personal property.

The person executing the affidavit should not be an heir of the deceased, or other person interested in the estate. To be accepted by the court, Oregon Heirship Affidavits must be signed by a notary public.

An affidavit of heirship is used to state the heirs of a deceased person. It is commonly used to verify ownership of personal and real property. It may be recorded in official land records when needed to establish ownership.

The following is an example of the use of an heirship affidavit: Someone dies without a will, leaves an heir, and no estate is opened. When the heir sells the land, the heir obtains an heirship affidavit to record with the deed to the estate. The person executing the Oregon affidavit of heirship should not be an heir of the deceased or other person interested in the estate. The affidavit of heirship in Oregon must be signed by a notary public.


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