Portland, Oregon estate planning lawyers

Oregon Estate Planning and Wills

“Estate planning” involves securing a person’s assets for the eventual distribution to heirs or beneficiaries. This often involves more than just setting up a simple will. Your attorney must also create the right combination of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance directives, or other documents to ensure the intended distribution of your estate.

Many clients want to know whether they really need an estate plan if they do not have a lot of wealth. The answer is yes! Creating an estate plan allows you to do the following:

  • Determine who will care for your minor children
  • Set up a trust for your children to pay for college, living expenses, medical needs, etc.
  • Determine who will handle money for your children
  • Plan for your own care in the event you become incapacitated
  • Determine who will receive heirlooms or other special items
  • State your wishes regarding your medical care
  • Make donations to charitable organizations
  • And More!

When it comes to Oregon estate planning and wills, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. We listen carefully to the needs of each client, then work hard to educate them about the pros and cons of their various options. If minimizing the inheritance tax is also a goal, we can work together to see what we can do to protect your resources to the fullest extent under the law. Even after an estate is arranged, it is important to have a lawyer managing or supervising on a regular basis; we will be available to meet your ongoing needs. Even after an estate is set up, it is important to have a lawyer managing or supervising on a regular basis. We will be available to meet your ongoing needs.

How we help our clients plan

Our clients appreciate that we have established a flat-fee structure for our estate planning services. This allows each client to ask as many questions, make as many revisions, and meet with us as often as necessary to ensure that their estate plan is exactly as they wish. View our standard packages here: Our Estate Planning Fee Structure

Prior to meeting with our attorneys, it is helpful for potential clients to review and complete our estate planning questionnaire and information sheet: Client Information Sheet

Call today to set up a consultation with one of our Oregon estate planning lawyers.