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3 estate planning tips for new parents

When you have a new child in Oregon, you have to start thinking about their future. This includes creating an estate plan to protect your child in case something happens to you. Below are some primary considerations. Who will be the child's guardian if you die or you...

Common reasons for contesting a will

Not being happy with the terms of a will is not a good enough reason to contest a will; wanting to receive a bigger inheritance than another person or wanting to speed up the estate distribution are not grounds for contesting. However, creating a will in Oregon...

Basic guidelines for first-time trustees

If you've been designated as a trustee under an Oregon trust, it's a good idea to look over some basic guidelines to ensure your full understanding of the responsibilities and expectations that others will have for you throughout the process. Otherwise, you could end...

Understanding irrevocable trusts

Trusts in Oregon are a safe way of hedging your assets until they're transferred to your heirs. For as long as you're living, there are financial benefits in storing your wealth in a trust. Every estate is exposed to taxes, fraud and creditors, but these financial...

Suing trustees for breach of fiduciary duty

Sometimes, the execution of trusts created by a loved one in Oregon doesn't go as planned after the person's passing. The trustee may not intend to fulfill the deceased's wishes, so what can you do if a trust dispute occurs? Trustees have an obligation The individuals...