Strategic Estate Planning To Protect You, Your Family And Assets

Probate And Estate Administration Attorney In Eugene

We Provide Legal Guidance When Your Loved One Dies

The death of a loved one is extremely difficult, whether the loss occurred unexpectedly or if you knew it was imminent. In a time of mourning, dealing with your loved one’s estate may feel like a significant burden.

The Law Office of Brian M. Thompson can make the administration of even complex estates seem easy by taking care of the details for you. We can assist you in submitting a will for probate and coordinate the administration of a decedent’s estate. Our approach is to provide clear direction throughout the process so you can rest assured that we are effectively handling your loved one’s estate. Our office is in Eugene, but we assist individuals throughout Oregon.

Probate Is Not Something You Need To Fear In Oregon

A lot of discussion concerning estate matters centers on avoiding probate. State law dictates the probate process, and in some jurisdictions, the process can be cumbersome and expensive. In Oregon, probate is relatively streamlined. Probate can also provide some very real benefits such as obtaining deeds to real property when there is a flaw in the chain of title.

Although individuals have been able to probate a decedent’s estate on their own in the past, Oregon has moved to an electronic filing system. You will be required to have a lawyer assist you in the process.

Do You Own A Business Interest?

Attorney Brian M. Thompson‘s extensive experience and knowledge of business and tax law makes him adept at handling even the most complex estates. If you own an interest in a business, he can help you protect your business and personal assets. He can help you develop a strategic tax strategy and manage your estate.

Probate fees are approved by the court based upon ORS 116.083(2) (a)

An award of reasonable attorney fees under this section shall be made after consideration of the customary fees in the community for similar services, the time spent by counsel, counsel’s experience in such matters, the skill displayed by counsel, the result obtained, any agreement as to fees between the personal representative and the counsel of the personal representative, the amount of responsibility assumed by counsel considering the total value of the estate, and other factors as may be relevant. No single factor is controlling.