As a product of this great state, I have owned and managed my own law practice since 1991. Though the bulk of my work has been in the Portland metro area, I have represented clients... more
As a product of this great state, I have owned and managed my own law practice since 1991. Though the bulk of my work has been in the Portland metro area, I have represented clients throughout Oregon. My work has been fairly diverse including criminal, civil, probate and estate planning, etc. Over the years my expertise has become increasingly concentrated in the areas of insurance and personal... view profile
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.