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 aspect...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Estate Planning, Trusts, Tax, Wills & Living Wills
I am a trial lawyer based in Portland, Oregon. I handle cases primarily in Oregon, Washington and the Federal Courts in which they are located. I also handle appellate matters in the Oregon appellate courts and the Ninth Circuit.
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Intellectual Property, Appeals, Elder Law
Helping families plan and administer estates under $1M or litigating heirs disputes.
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Landlord & Tenant, Business, Real Estate, Litigation
Review: “Because of a sudden and unexpected change in circumstances I needed some work done under a very short deadline. Karen responded to my needs in a compassionate and conscientious manner. I appreciate her thoroughness and ...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Guardianship, Trusts, Estate Planning, Elder Law
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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.