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Under Oregon law, the transfer of the house as a gift is enforceable.
He can't recover the property through a lawsuit under the circumstances you describe.
If he were to file suit, you would have to defend. As long as you did defend, you would be able to prevail based on the completed gift.
what makes the difference between a gift and any other kind of quit claim?
It depends on what is listed as "consideration" in the deed. If the transfer was for $1 or some similar small amount, it would be considered a gift.
If the consideration (amount paid for the property) is listed at a larger amount closer to the value of the property, then it would not be a gift.
ok yes it says 1$. thank you than gives me a great deal of relief to know.
You are welcome. Best of luck to you and your children.
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