James D. McVittie, Attorney at Law, principal attorney at Legacy Preservation Law.... more
James D. McVittie, Attorney at Law, principal attorney at Legacy Preservation Law. Jim’s desire to help others led him to start his own law firm, McVittie-Law PC in 2000 to focus on estate planning issues. In 2011 McVittie-Law PC was rebranded as Legacy Preservation Law to more accurately reflect the services provided by the firm. Previously, Jim spent many years practicing workers’ com... view profile
I grew up in Portland, Oregon and enjoy all this area has to offer. In my free time,... more
I grew up in Portland, Oregon and enjoy all this area has to offer. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, backpacking, camping, skiing and a multitude of other outdoor activities with my family and friends.
Marsha Murray-Lusby is a partner at Dunn Carney whose practice emphasizes estate... more
Marsha Murray-Lusby is a partner at Dunn Carney whose practice emphasizes estate planning and administration. Her practice includes the preparation of wills and trusts; the administration of all types of trusts; the administration of probate estates; estate and gift tax planning; preparation of estate and gift tax returns; and post-mortem planning particularly involving tax, disclaimer, and env... view profile
Wes Fitzwater is a partner in the law firm of Fitzwater Meyer Hollis & Marmion, LLP,... more
Wes Fitzwater is a partner in the law firm of Fitzwater Meyer Hollis & Marmion, LLP, one of Oregon's oldest and largest Elder Law and Estate Planning firms, emphasizing estate and tax planning, protective proceedings, probate, elder law and long term care planning.
Born and raised in Portland, I am an Oregonian through and through. When I started... more
Born and raised in Portland, I am an Oregonian through and through. When I started my own practice, I new the only place to do so was at home! As the owner of a boutique law firm I focus my practice on Estate Planning, Will Drafting, Trust Drafting, Estate Administration, and Probate. I pride myself on bringing my clients expertise, compassion, and thorough well-drafted estate plans.
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.
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