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.
Emilia grew up in Springfield, Oregon. She obtained her undergraduate degree from... more
Emilia grew up in Springfield, Oregon. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Oregon State University, where she was varsity coxswain on the men’s crew team. She returned to Lane County to attend law school at the University of Oregon. As a law student, Emilia was involved with the Law School’s Public Interest/Public Service organization and in her third year, was elected President of t... view profile
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.