Strategic Estate Planning To Protect You, Your Family And Assets

Skilled Lawyer For Wills In Eugene, Oregon

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A last will and testament is one of the most common estate planning tools. Do you own property? Do you have children? Everyone should at least consider having a will in place. When you die intestate or without a will, Oregon law will dictate how to handle your estate.

We can review your will in minutes. It could take years and thousands of dollars for your family to correct a mistake.

At The Law Office of Brian M. Thompson in Eugene, we can assist you with drafting a comprehensive will that protects your interests. If you already have a will, we will review it to make sure that it is valid and that it accomplishes your goals. You pay a fixed fee for our services. There are no financial surprises.

What Is A Last Will And Testament?

A last will and testament is a document that provides direction for the distribution of your assets upon your death. It also acts as a guide for guardianship of children and other important issues. Although you should always have an attorney draft or review your will, it is prudent to have a basic understanding of the document.

  • It becomes effective only upon your death, not before.
  • It will go through the probate process.
  • There are strict requirements for a will to be valid.
  • An out-of-state will may be unenforceable without a witness affidavit.
  • Some property cannot be distributed under a will, including life insurance and pensions.
  • Your will can be used to name an executor.
  • Wills should and may need to be updated after major life events such as marriage, divorce or the birth of a child.
  • A living will, or advance directive, is not a last will and testament. A living will dictates your wishes for the use of life-sustaining efforts in the event of incapacitation.

Call For A Complimentary Consultation With Our Lawyer

Schedule a consultation with our lawyer by calling 541-505-5117 or toll free at 541-505-5117. You can also send us an email with your information. We represent individuals throughout the state and make the process easier by utilizing technology so that you do not always have to make a trip into the office.