What Is a Trust?

A trust is a contract document that establishes a separate entity to hold and distribute property that you place into it, during your lifetime and, if desired, after you pass away. This legal structure possesses individual and independent rights, much like an...

How to Avoid Probate in Oregon

Probate is the legal process following a death that determines the distribution of one’s estate for assets that are held in that person’s name. Even if there is a will in place, the estate still must go through probate, but it can make the process simpler. Probate...
Death Taxes in Central Oregon

Death Taxes in Central Oregon

Protecting Your Estate from Oregon Death Taxes When You Move to Oregon from Another State Have you recently moved to Oregon? Or maybe it’s been a while but you just didn’t think about updating your estate plan to protect your estate against Oregon’s death taxes,...