After the original will has been filed into probate
you can get a copy. The will becomes a public document for all to see. How long you have to protest depends on the basis you wish to protest. You would have about four months to contest, see below:
113.075 Contest of will. (1) Any interested person may contest the probate of the will or the validity of the will or assert an interest in the estate for the reason that:
(a) The will alleged in the petition to be the will of the decedent is ineffective in whole or part;
(b) There exists a will that has not been alleged in the petition to be the will of the decedent; or
(c) The decedent agreed, promised or represented that the decedent would make or revoke a will or devise, or not revoke a will or devise, or die intestate.
(2) An action described in subsection (1) of this section shall be commenced by the filing of a petition in the probate proceedings, except that an action described in subsection (1)(c) of this section may be commenced by the filing of a separate action in any court of competent jurisdiction.
(3) An action described in subsection (1) of this section shall be commenced before the later of:
(a) Four months after the date of delivery or mailing of the information described in ORS 113.145 if that information was required to be delivered or mailed to the person on whose behalf the petition is filed; or
(b) Four months after the first publication of notice to interested persons if the person on whose behalf the petition is filed was not required to be named in the petition as an interested person.
(4) A cause of action described in subsection (1)(c) of this section shall not be presented as a claim under ORS chapter 115. [1969 c.591 §87; 1973 c.506 §23; 1991 c.704 §2]
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