Last Will and Testament Lawyer

We understand how important it can be to find the right last will and testament lawyer , who will keep all your family’s wishes and desires at the forefront of  all decisions that are made. At Hernandez & Associates we keep our clients happy and well informed.

It has come to our attention that there are in fact home use last will and testament kits that one can buy from let’s say Amzon.com but to me that sounds a bit risky when it comes to such a great matter as setting up legal forms that will definitely have an impact on you and your families life. Securing ones assets is a matter that should be handled within the hands of a trained attorney.

Here is an example taken from Oregon.gov
Probate cases involve making important decisions and often have complex legal issues that are difficult to handle without an attorney. Because your rights may be substantially affected, we strongly recommend you seek legal assistance from a lawyer who will protect your interests.

General Information on:

Estates
Small Estates
Non-Probated Wills
Protective Proceedings
Guardianship – Adult and Minor
Conservatorship – Adult and Minor
Trusts
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Estates

Probate is the process of proving a will, accounting for a decedent’s property, and distributing the property among the decedent’s heirs and devisees. There are several types of estate cases. It may be necessary to file an estate depending on the circumstances and the assets of the decedent. The court is not able to determine the need to file an estate and does not provide forms for filing. Click here for the list of filing fees for Probate cases.

Small Estates

A small estate may be filed if not more than $75,000.00 of the fair market value of the estate is attributable to personal property and not more than $200,000.00 of the fair market value is attributable to real property. Click here for the list of filing fees for Small Estate cases.

Non-Probated Wills

The Court will file a non-probated will for safe-keeping.

Protective Proceedings/Hearings/Trials

A person interested in arranging limited control over an event (for example, the sale of property) or asset may file a request for protective proceeding hearing with the Probate Commissioner. Requests may be made by letter and should set out the estimated time needed for hearings and which Mondays the parties are available for hearings. Hearings requiring more than 2 hours will be set on the regular trial docket. Find the list of filing fees for Protective Proceedings

Guardianship – Adult and Minor

Guardians are persons appointed by the court to promote and protect the health and well-being of a protected person. A court visitor will be appointed by the court. The court visitor investigates the circumstances of the case. The petitioner will be required to pay the court visitor a set fee for this service. Guardians are required to file an annual report within 30 days of the anniversary of their appointment. The court provides a report form for guardians of adults and will accept reports from guardians of minors in letter form. Click here for the list of filing fees for Guardianships.

Conservatorship – Adult and Minor

Conservators are court-appointed persons who administer and protect the estate (assets) of a protected person(a minor or incapacitated person). Unless the assets of the protected person are restricted by court order, the conservator is bonded and must file annual accounts with the court. Click here for the list of filing fees for Conservatorships.

Trusts

A trust is a document that may be created in a last will and testament and is designed to convey money or property from one individual to another. A trustee is the person who administers the trust assets and distributes the assets based on the intentions of the trustor, the individual who leaves property to others through a trust. Proceedings regarding Testamentary trusts generally occur when the trustees try to modify the terms of the trust or need to resolve some dispute arising from the trust or the actions of the trustee.

When it comes to the issue of a Testamentary Trust and Trust Law we spend hours upon hours scouring documents to make sure we are providing the most accurate and up to date council.

As you can see there is a lot to be taken into account for and seeking out a good quality wills and testament lawyer who can decipher this language for you and answer your question will be the most beneficial in the long run. Call us today at 503-941-0598 to get your needs taken care of today!

 

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