A practical issue that is often overlooked when preparing an estate plan is deciding who will be in charge of disposing of your remains. People sometimes assume that their personal representative, trustee, or trusted loved ones will automatically … [Read more...] about WHO GETS GRANDMA’S ASHES?
Oregon has a new advance directive law. The new law, which was signed by Governor Kate Brown on March 16, 2018, creates a process to update Oregon’s 25 year-old advance directive form. An advance directive is a legal document that allows a person to … [Read more...] about Oregon’s New Advance Directive Statute
You are buying (or selling) a home (or business property), or you are entering into a long-term (for example, 50 years, 99 years) lease of property. On such a sale, Oregon law requires that either the land sale contract or a memorandum of the contract … [Read more...] about Should My Land Sale Contract or Long-Term Lease Be Recorded?
Contested child custody cases are typically very emotionally charged. There are often heated conversations between the parties and, at times, these conversations may be recorded. While the memorialization of an abusive conversation is relevant and useful … [Read more...] about Recording Conversations in Anticipation of Divorce