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Category: Estate Planning

Probate and How to Avoid It

What is probate? In the world of estate planning, there is something known as “probate,” that many people wish to avoid. Probate is simply the court-supervised process of overseeing and distributing property after one’s death, mainly revolving around 3 main issues: Determining the final wishes of the deceased Paying their debts Disbursing their assets to their beneficiaries During the…

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What is a Healthcare Surrogate?

A vital part of your Oregon estate plan Many of us worry about what will happen if we are suddenly injured or incapacitated, from a traumatic event such as a car accident. The truth is, these things happen to people of all ages and all walks of life, many of which may not have estate planning documents in place….

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Estate Planning 101: 3 Reasons to Create a Will

Your Oregon will is the starting point for your estate plan The best way to ensure that your wishes will be honored after your passing is to create a throughout estate plan with an experienced attorney. A will is a key component of any Oregon estate plan. A will is legal document which allows you to distribute your property…

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Pitfalls of Online Will Creation Programs

It is tempting to use an online will creation program for creating your Last Will and Testament. There are a few programs out there, and they will tell you that the Last Will and Testament created is as good as one written by an attorney and for a much cheaper price. However, the quality of the Wills created through…

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I consider my stepchild to be my own. How do I provide for her in my will?

Stepchildren and Estate Planning in Oregon Many stepparents consider their stepchildren to be their own. When this is the case, it is very important to consider how to draft your estate plan to ensure that your stepchild is treated like any other children you may have. Here are a couple of ways to do this: You could have an…

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Do I need a Will in Oregon?

A will is an essential document for every adult. What an Oregon will does Here are a few ways a will is useful for you, your estate, and those you care about. A will: Provides direction for what to do with your items after you pass Specifies who is in charge of your estate, who gets your prized possessions,…

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