Experienced Trusts Lawyer In Eugene, Oregon
A Versatile Estate Planning Tool For Individuals From All Walks Of Life
Trusts can be a very effective and versatile estate planning tool for individuals and families at all income levels who own a variety of assets. With the wide range of options available, it is important that your trust is valid and properly structured to accomplish your goals.
The Law Office of Brian M. Thompson in Eugene has the experience and knowledge to set up an effective trust. During your first consultation, attorney Brian M. Thompson will carefully listen to you and your needs. He will develop a strategy based on your individual situation and advise you on your available options. We represent individuals throughout Oregon.
What Is A Trust?
A trust is a legal document that establishes a fiduciary relationship that allows a trustee to hold property on behalf of beneficiaries named in the document. Unlike a will, a trust can become effective prior to your death.
Whether you establish a revocable living trust or an irrevocable trust, there are benefits and consequences that you should understand. Legislative changes can also affect a trust already in place. These are only two reasons why you should consult with an experienced lawyer.
- What assets can I put in a trust? Real property, IRA and 401(k) accounts, life insurance, security accounts, small-business interests, intellectual property, art and antiques, valuable collections and other types of property
- Who can benefit from or be protected by a trust? You, spouses, minor children, special needs children and adults, grandchildren, charitable groups and other designated beneficiaries
- What are some of the benefits? Avoids probate, minimizes estate taxes, provides confidentiality, shields assets from creditors, establishes a fiduciary duty and more depending on the trust
Experienced Advice | Clear Expectations
After our lawyer has consulted with you about your needs, he will present you with options that have a fixed fee. You will know exactly what you will pay for our services before we begin our representation.