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Divorce and estate planning in Oregon: What to consider before, during, and after

Divorce and estate planning in Oregon

Divorce makes so many impacts on your life and finances, but estate planning can be an easy one to overlook. However, divorce marks a need for estate plan overhauls, from your will’s beneficiaries to who holds your power of attorney. Here are things to consider before, during, and after your divorce. The effects of divorce ripple throughout your life,…

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No cause and just cause evictions in Oregon

Evictions in Oregon: what to know about just cause and no cause evictons

Evictions in Oregon are a complicated part of being a landlord. However, understanding the ins and outs of no cause and just cause evictions is essential to managing property in Oregon. It’s also key to preventing legal problems or financial losses due to not understanding, or failing to comply, with Oregon eviction law. In Oregon, there are two types…

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Oregon accidental landlord: What do you do with estate real property and tenants?

what to do when you become an Oregon accidental landlord

You didn’t intend to be a landlord. Yet one way or another, suddenly you discovered you had become an Oregon accidental landlord, complete with property—and tenants. What now? What to do when you inherit property from an estate Inheritance can make you an Oregon accidental landlord Accidental landlords most commonly come about due to property inherited from someone’s estate….

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Can verbal gifts replace your Oregon will and estate plan?

Verbal gifts outside of a will: It’s often thought that when someone says they want you to have something when they die, then that will happen. Some might point out that an oral contract is supposed to be legally binding. Or that what someone said should outweigh what’s in that person’s will or estate plan. Unfortunately, verbal gifts can…

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Succession planning: How does it work for Oregon businesses?

Oregon business succession planning

Succession planning ensures your business avoid the risks and pitfalls of failing to plan for the future Once upon a time, someone who owned a business died, had no succession planning in place, and the entire enterprise became a complete mess. Sometimes the situation gets so bad, the business fails. Pretty much every business owner or partner has heard…

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Can you forgive debts in your Oregon will?

Can you forgive debts in your Oregon will? You can, but there is a lot to consider first..

When you are creating or updating your Oregon will, you might wonder if you can forgive debts in your Oregon will. Your estate plan can include provisions about forgiving, or canceling, debts owed to you. Forgiving debts in your will is a powerful tool. But like any powerful tool, it must be used with care. When it comes to…

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Don’t make these 7 common Oregon will mistakes: Be careful what you promise

Your Oregon will is a crucial document. However, it’s not the place for every wish, preference, or instruction you communicate as part of your Oregon estate plan. It’s important to be careful with what you promise, instruct, or designate in your will. Here are 7 common will mistakes you want to avoid. 1. Conditions that can’t be enforced in…

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Business estate planning for Oregon companies

Business estate planning is critical for Oregon businesses. When we talk about estate planning, we usually talk about wills and trusts for people, couples, and families. However, Oregon businesses also need to have a solid estate plan in place. A business estate plan can protect not only the owner’s business interests, but family and business partners too. Business ownership…

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