Steve combines his 17 years as an estate planning attorney with a solid tax... more
Steve combines his 17 years as an estate planning attorney with a solid tax background working at two of the "Big Five" accounting firms. As Shareholder of the estate planning practice Steve manages the business and assists clients with all aspects of their estate plans including wills, trusts, life insurance planning, estate and trust administration after death (including probate), and busines... 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.
Protect your assets and your family. Oregon Estate Planning, Elder Law, Business and... more
Protect your assets and your family. Oregon Estate Planning, Elder Law, Business and Real Estate Attorney. Mr. McKean is a member of the Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Real Estate sections of the Oregon State Bar. Additionally, he is surving on the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District's Parks Bond Citizen Oversight Committee.
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.