In a previous column about preventive law, I mentioned “no-contest” provisions in wills and trusts, which may avoid problems and disputes later. No-contest clauses (officially referred to in the statutes as “in terrorem clauses”) typically provide that if a recipient under a will or trust contests the will or challenges the trust, the individual shall forfeit the amount designated to go to that recipient under the will or trust, and shall instead receive nothing. In terrorem clauses in wills and trusts in Oregon are valid and enforceable. The statutes direct that the court shall enforce the clause against the recipient …
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