Joanne Reisman’s Guides

Joanne Reisman

Portland Estate Planning Attorney.

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  1. When should you contact a personal injury lawyer for legal help after an auto accident?

    Written by attorney Joanne Reisman, over 2 years ago.

    You should get a lawyer immediately - the sooner the better. Why? Because while insurance is good in concept, a way to spread the risk amount all drivers so the few that are injured can get full compensation, there are other forces at work that often overshadow this principle. In...

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  2. Estate Planning isn't just about writing a Will

    Written by attorney Joanne Reisman, over 2 years ago.

    Estate planning doesn't just mean doing a will. It means learning how property transfers with or without a will and making sure you have set up your financial affairs so that your property goes to the people or charities that are important to you. There can also be some tax plan...

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  3. Oregon Auto insurance PART 3: Why it is important to increase your UM/UIM coverage

    Written by attorney Joanne Reisman, over 2 years ago.

    Make sure you raise your Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage! Under Oregon Law all policies have basic coverage of $25,000 per person, $50,000 per accident. This means if you are in an accident that is not your fault and the other driver has no insurance then you can get up ...

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  4. Oregon Auto insurance PART 2: PIP (Personal Injury Protection)

    Written by attorney Joanne Reisman, over 2 years ago.

    2. Every Oregon Insurance policy includes PIP (Personal Injury Protection) which means you get up to $15,000 of your related medical bills paid the first year, no matter who is at fault, and you get 70% of your lost wages reimbursed up to $3,000.00 per month. So you don't need to...

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  5. Oregon Auto insurance PART 1: Consequences of an uninsured auto accident in Oregon

    Written by attorney Joanne Reisman, over 2 years ago.

    1. Don't drive without insurance, even if your a good driver: If you get into an accident and don't have insurance, and the accident that wasn't your fault, I would have a very hard time representing you to help you recover for your damages because Oregon law now prevents uninsu...

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  6. Bankruptcy and Tax Refunds

    Written by attorney Joanne Reisman, over 2 years ago.

    As 2011 draws to a close some of you are still stunned by the lack of recovery of our economy. Maybe you finally found a new job but it's for lower pay or less hours. You remain buried in debt. This might be a good time to consider getting rid of the debt that piled up during a ...

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