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What is intestate succession?

After losing a loved one in Oregon, a common concern that you and others who may have an interest in their estate may have is what they stipulated in your will. A greater (and unfortunately just as valid) concern should be whether they had a will at all. Studies have...

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What is a FSBO?

Are you interested in selling your home in Oregon but do not want to pay a commission to a listing agent? If so, you may be considering a FSBO. Pronounced "fizzbo," this is an acronym that stands for "for sale by owner."  Selling your own property without a listing...

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How does estate tax work in Oregon?

Although the federal estate tax only applies to estates worth at least $11.4 million in 2019, Oregon imposes a state estate tax for estates worth more than $1 million. If you expect your estate to exceed that threshold, estate planning strategies can minimize the...

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Can a power of attorney be revoked?

Investing someone with power of attorney means that, if you should become disabled, seriously injured or otherwise incapacitated, another person can make financial or other important decisions on your behalf. Still, some Oregon residents may hesitate to name a power...

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Understanding the probate process

Dealing with the aftermath of a loved one or close friend’s death is overwhelming. Not only are you suffering with heavy emotions, but there are often matters of business to deal with. In addition to planning a funeral, you may have a part in dividing the deceased’s...

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