Posts Tagged ‘Probate’

Alternatives to Probate in Oregon

March 1, 2013 - by

Probate isn’t always needed in Oregon.  Probate is merely a way to transfer assets and clear title.  Through advance planning, titling of assets through a trust or with survivorship rights can avoid probate by creating “non-probate property”.  Additionally, with the right circumstances and the right types of assets, property that would normally be subject to […]

What is probate? And should you avoid it?

February 20, 2013 - by

Many potential clients want desperately to avoid probate when their loved ones have passed.  Probate isn’t for everyone, but it also gets a bad rap sometimes, both by attorneys and clients alike.  Many have likely heard a second-hand story about probates gone wild, where assets were hung up unceremoniously by the court.  That can happen, […]

Do I need a will in Oregon?

December 10, 2012 - by

If you want to have a say in where your assets go after you die, then a will should be part of your estate plan.  Your will is not the only way to transfer property posthumously, and depending on your estate planning goals you might accomplish your plan with a trust, family LLC, transfer on […]

Oregon Transfer on Death Deeds

September 18, 2011 - by

Transfer on death deeds, or TODDs, are new instruments at your disposal thanks to Oregon’s adoption of the Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act. TODDs fill a niche in your estate planning goals if you like the idea of keeping your real property out of probate but do not want to set up a […]