Oregon Estate Taxes

Clients often ask me how their estate plan may be affected by…

Powers of Attorney for Finances – the Scoop

Most people are familiar with Powers of Attorney and how they…

Heirs, Beneficiaries, and Trustees – Part 2

In my last article, I defined “Heir”, “Beneficiary”,…

Heirs, Beneficiaries, and Trustees – Part 1

Heir. Beneficiary. Personal Representative. Trustee. Often used…

What is Dementia?

I often hear people refer to all types of dementia as Alzheimer’s.…

Trust Options for Married Couples

Married couples and Registered Domestic Partners have options…

Planned Giving – What is it? How does it work?

“What exactly is ‘planned giving’?” As both a Board Member…

Why An Estate Plan

We’ve spent the last year and a half discussing various aspects…

Estate Taxes - What’s the Scoop?

Clients often ask me about estate taxes and how their estate…

Probates and Trust Administrations

I am often asked to explain the difference between a probate…

Understanding Estate Plans

Most people think of an estate plan as something only effective…

Advance Directive for Health Care

I am often asked the difference between an Advance Directive…

Holding Title To Property

I spend a large part of my practice helping clients create plans…

Wills & Trusts

I am often asked about the difference between a Will and a Trust…

Ways of Passing on Property

I am often asked about the best way to pass their estate to their…

Powers of Attorney for Finances – the Scoop

Most people are familiar with powers of attorney and how they…

The Culture of Care

The signs of a good nursing home include treating the underlying…

Chemical Restraints – What You Should Know

A chemical restraint is any drug used to control behavior in…

Preventing Elder Financial Abuse

Elder financial abuse. Called the “crime of the century,”…

Importance of Advanced Health Care Directives

As an estate planning and elder law specialist, I feel it is…

Heirs, Beneficiaries and Trustees

In my last article, I defined “Heir”, “Beneficiary”,…

Heirs, Beneficiaries and Trustees

Heir.  Beneficiary.  Personal Representative.  Trustee. …

Importance of ADHC

As an estate planning and elder law specialist, I feel it safe…

How to Choose a Trustee

Choosing a Trustee is not something to take lightly.  When you…

Estate Planning

Estate Planning: often avoided because, “Estate planning is…

Business Transition Planning

The cats need a break from all these legal disputes.   Every…

FRAUD BY CONCEALMENT

Bowser’s owner came over to pick up a key to the condo in Yachats.…

Accord and Satisfaction

On the advice of PeeWee, the little indoor cat next door, the…

WAGES EXEMPT FROM GARNISHMENT

While looking for a mislaid pair of gloves, I poked my head in…

BREACH OF FIDUCIARY DUTY

The cats returned from their winter vacation in Mexico to find…

Personal Loan Guarantee

Now the cats were in their element. They were going to use someone…

Lease With Option to Buy

I was able to secure a release of the cats from the product liability…

Product Liability

The Old Tom convinced Bowser that if he wanted to become older…

Specific Enforcement of Contracts

The cats have a problem.  In June they entered into a contract…

Use of Nonlethal Force in Defense of Property

The cats decided to live inside their fenced enclosure to help…

Liability To Trespassers

The cats have invited their retired friend, the Old Tom, to come…

Secured Loans

The cats have asked me to lend them $20,000.  They say that…

UNCONDITIONAL, IRREVOCABLE GIFTS

The cats want to plant a row of tomatoes in my vegetable garden.…

CONSTRUCTION LIENS

The cats and I have decided that we would get along better if…

Retaliatory Eviction

I’ve had it with the cats.  I cannot stay under the same roof…