My Philosophy

I believe all people have a right to affordable, quality legal services. Securing your rightful inheritance and ensuring that your family has legal access is a critical step in life planning. My approach includes guiding the family in an efficient and thoughtful estate management process. I actively work to save the family money, helping the personal representative/executor, or trustee, to perform many of the estate administration tasks.

Friendly, Affordable, Prompt, Experienced

Call a probate attorney in Oregon who is friendly, prompt, and experienced in helping you during this difficult time. Call me to compare my attorneys fees against other lawyers. Let me help you prepare your wills and trusts. I will not try to talk you into an estate plan you do not need.

Oregon Probate, Wills, and Trusts

Oregon Probate Information

What is probate?  When is it necessary?  What does it cost?  Read the following Frequently Asked Questions to get answers to some basic probate questions.  Call me at no cost to learn more. What is probate? Probate is a very old legal process designed to make sure a deceased person's creditors and taxes are paid before the family members or will beneficiaries receive their … [Read More...]

Oregon Will Information

Frequently Asked Questions About Wills in Oregon Should I have a will? Yes.  Everyone should have a will.  If you have a will, you get to decide who receives your estate, who acts as a personal representative, and you can waive the bond fee.  If you have minor children, you can name a trustee to manage their money until they reach a responsible age (most people choose 25 … [Read More...]

Oregon Revocable Living Trusts

Frequently Asked Questions About Revocable Trusts Should I have a revocable trust to avoid probate? You should have a trust only if you are older and only if you have substantial assets.  Revocable trusts (also called living trusts or family trusts) have been oversold to the public by many lawyers.  A revocable trust only controls assets transferred carefully into the … [Read More...]

Will vs. Living Trust in Oregon, What is Best for You?

Living trusts, also called revocable trusts or family trusts, are not for everyone.   There are lawyers who will bombard you with a litany of scare stories, insisting that having a trust is the only way to go.  Here are some of the scare stories:   Probate is a disaster and takes years; the Government will get your property; you will lose the estate to taxes; and the … [Read More...]

Oregon Probate, Wills, Trusts

I am an Oregon attorney committed to helping you and your family with probate, wills, family estate planning, and living trusts. I handle probates in all Oregon counties. My goal is to complete your probate as cost-effectively and professional as possible.

Serving Every County in Oregon

Baker, Bend Metro, Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Crook, Curry, Deschutes, Douglas, Eugene Metro, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Malheur, Marion, Medford Metro, Morrow, Multnomah, Polk, Portland Metro, Salem Metro, Sherman, Tillamook, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco, Washington, Wheeler, and Yamhill.