This photograph was taken at Holt Junior HIgh School, where I teach classes on wills... more
This photograph was taken at Holt Junior HIgh School, where I teach classes on wills and trusts for Holt Community Education. The illustration is a timeline depicting general durable powers of attorney and health care powers of attorney - both of which are "lifetime" documents that have no use after death. It's important to understand the interplay between these documents and the client's livin... view profile
Erin (Ferris) Weller, a life long resident of Portland, joined Hoort Law, PLLC in... more
Erin (Ferris) Weller, a life long resident of Portland, joined Hoort Law, PLLC in 2009 as an associate attorney. Erin Weller's undergraduate degree is in Social Relations from Michigan State University’s James Madison College, and her law degree is from Michigan State University College of Law. Ms. Weller is very thorough and meticulous in her approach to cases. She has an excelle... view profile
"Estate" is the legal term used to define your property and money—basically, everything that belongs to you. Estate planning attorneys tell you different strategies you can use to transfer your belongings after you die. By planning your estate, you can maximize its value by minimizing taxes and eliminating court costs and interference. Estate planning attorneys also help you control and protect your estate during your lifetime, by writing documents that allow you to transfer property and money to children, charities, or others in a way you desire.