Probate Attorneys in Portland, OR
Our Experienced Team of Oregon Attorneys Focuses on Results
Our team at Pacific Cascade Family Law handles all issues related to Oregon family law. Our probate attorneys can assist you in the process of settling the estate of a deceased loved one. This process is known as probate. We understand the Oregon laws that affect probate. We encourage you to schedule a consultation with a Portland probate attorney from our office today. We serve clients throughout the Portland metro area.
At Pacific Cascade Family Law, we focus on relationships and results. Our relationships with our clients are important to us: We emphasize trust, integrity and respect, building on our commitment to our clients by attending to both the emotional and legal aspects of their cases.
We encourage you to contact our Portland office today at (503) 573-5566 or by filling out our online form to schedule a consultation and learn more about our probate services and the members of our trusted team.
What Does Probate Mean?
Probate is the legal process that occurs when a person dies and his / her estate is distributed.
The estate is distributed in one of two ways:
- If there is a will, the estate will be distributed according to the terms of the will
- If there is not a will, the estate will be distributed according to intestate succession laws
What Is an "Estate?"
In terms of probate, the "estate" includes everything owned by the individual in question. This includes real property, cash, personal property, and so forth.
For example, the estate may include:
- Real estate
- Bank accounts
- Stocks and bonds
- Proceeds from insurance policies
- Financial investments
- Retirement plans
- Business interests
- Furniture, art, jewelry and other personal belongings / heirlooms
Do I Need to File a Probate?
In some cases, probate may not be required. When an individual passes away with a very small estate, the court may not need to get involved in asset distribution to beneficiaries. If the individual passed away with all his / her belongings in co-ownership with a spouse, child or other individual, those assets will go directly to the co-owner and probate will not be necessary.
Probate is required to deal with matters such as:
- Clearing land titles
- Clearing large bank / savings accounts
- Clearing stocks and bonds
- Collecting debts that were owned to the individual who has deceased
- Clearing up disagreements / disputes between beneficiaries
You Need the Right Representative on Your Side. Call Pacific Cascade Family Law!
Our team of attorneys can aggressively and effectively represent your interests. As a family law firm, we understand the nuances of these sensitive cases. Call a probate lawyer in Portland today for the clear and helpful counsel you need during this time. We are experienced and we're here to help!
Call (503) 573-5566 or fill out our online form to schedule your consultation with a member of our team at Pacific Cascade Family Law.
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