I have been a resident of Washington County since I was 2 years old. I grew up it... more
I have been a resident of Washington County since I was 2 years old. I grew up it was is now the Bethany area and graduated from Aloha High School. In 1986, I married Ken Evers and together we have raised three beautiful daughters. Ken and I reside on a small acreage outside of Hillsboro and provide a home to a variety of cats, dogs, chickens, turkeys, beefy cows and sheep. I am passionate ... 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.
Background: I was raised in Tucson, Arizona and Whittier, California. Our family is... more
Background: I was raised in Tucson, Arizona and Whittier, California. Our family is 13th generation members of the Society of Friends (people known as "Quakers"). While attending Whittier High School, I was an Eagle Scout, an AFS exchange student to Malaysia and the section head for percussion for the WHS Marching Band (we marched in the 1968 Presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington, DC for ... view profile
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.
A trust is an arrangement whereby someone owns and manages money or property for another person's benefit. Like a guardianship, a trustee has decision-making authority over the trust property, but no court is involved in the trustee's action–the person who creates the trust defines the scope of the trustee's power. There are many different trust types, including probate trusts, income trusts, spendthrift trusts, and educational trusts. For example, a living trust allows you to manage your property while you are alive and to direct who will manage it if you become incapable of doing so. In essence, you choose your own “guardian” in advance and avoid having the court do it for you. A trust attorney reviews the many reasons for establishing a trust with you, and can ensure your trust will be legally valid.