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Category: Estate Planning

Is your Oregon Power of Attorney up to date?

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Your Oregon Power of Attorney, or POA, is a powerful, important Oregon estate planning document. It’s crucial not only to establish a POA, but to keep it up to date as well. Oregon Power of Attorney: What is it? In Oregon, your POA document gives another individual the authority to make financial and legal decisions for you if you…

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Estate Planning FAQ

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Estate planning has many options. Ensuring you have a complete and appropriate estate plan can be a complex task. It is important to have the guidance and assistance of an experienced estate planning lawyer in Eugene throughout the process. Here are a few common questions. Do I need a will? If you are 18 years of age or older,…

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Family estate planning in Oregon when you have children

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Your Oregon will and estate plan protects your family Family estate planning documents help you plan for your children’s futures should something happen to you. While it is a wise idea for any adult to have a comprehensive estate plan, it is especially important to have one if you have a young child. Ready to create or update your…

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What is an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust?

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An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust, or ILIT, goes above and beyond life insurance policies. After all, many people purchase life insurance policies to protect their loved ones if something happens to them and they pass away. Beneficiaries can use life insurance benefits to… Cover funeral and burial expenses Pay off debts Cover expenses after lost financial support Pay for…

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Oregon Living Trust: When to amend or revoke

A revocable Oregon living trust is called that for a reason: You have the option to revoke or change the trust document at any time. But when should you? If two spouses create a revocable trust together, either spouse has the right to revoke the trust, but they must agree in writing to any amendments to the existing trust…

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Oregon Power of Attorney: The Basics

Your Oregon Power of Attorney, or POA, is one of your estate plan’s most important decisions. You’ve likely heard this term before, especially related to healthcare and finances, the two major areas that this form applies. So, what is the power of attorney and why should you complete this document? The power of the POA Essentially, the POA authorizes…

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Oregon trusts: What type is right for you?

Let’s demystify Oregon trusts Oregon trusts come in many forms, from living trusts to special needs trusts. Unfortunately, trusts can seem confusing or out of reach to people. However, a trust can be the right legal instrument for your estate. Oregon trusts: Not just for the wealthy Most people are familiar with how wills work, and why creating one…

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Young and childless: Estate planning for people who don’t have kids in Oregon

A valid Oregon estate plan is for any adult, including people who don’t have kids When you think of “estate planning,” you probably don’t picture a young, healthy professional, do you? That can especially be the case for people who don’t have kids in Oregon. Many of us associate estate planning with older individuals, at least of retirement age….

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Avoiding probate in Oregon

Many people fear an estate planning process known as “probate”. In Oregon, avoiding probate is a priority for many people, but is that even possible? What is probate? 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…

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Oregon health care surrogate: What is it?

A vital part of your Oregon estate plan Many of us worry about what will happen if a traumatic event suddenly injures or incapacitates us. These things happen to people of all ages and all walks of life. Unfortunately, many of them may not have estate planning documents in place. In these cases, medical decisions are handled by an…

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