Proactive Estate Planning And Elder Law
When it comes to estate planning, knowing that your estate will pass on according to your wishes is the best kind of peace of mind you can have. Regardless of your age, it is important to have estate planning documents in place, such as:
- A Will
- A Trust
- Power of Attorney
- Advance Health Care Directive or Living Will
These estate planning documents can designate who will take care of your young children, what medical treatment you want to receive and who will inherit your estate. Establishing an effective estate plan with help from an experienced attorney is less costly than people assume, and it can protect your beneficiaries from added costs or burdens upon incapacity or death. At Schmidt & Yee, P.C., in Aloha, our attorneys have provided affordable estate planning services for over 30 years.
We serve families in Aloha, Beaverton, Rockcreek, Bethany, northwest Portland, Tigard, Sherwood, King City, Forest Grove, Gaston, Banks and Hillsboro areas of Oregon.
Components Of An Estate Plan
Our attorneys can help you draft a Will so you can decide who will receive your property after you pass away. We can also help you determine if you can benefit from having a trust. Trusts can help your beneficiaries avoid probate costs and more.
No estate plan is complete without a power of attorney designation and an advance medical directive. A power of attorney names the person of your choice to make financial or legal decisions on your behalf in the event you become incapacitated. An advance health care directive can help you appoint someone who can make medical decisions for you if you are unable to make them for yourself. We can also help you understand and correctly fill out HIPAA release forms, which allow family members to access medical records when necessary.
We can assist you with protecting seniors with capacity issues or those with mental illness by establishing guardianships or conservatorships, or through planning for Medicaid qualification to help pay for the cost of long-term care. Our office works closely with the local department of aging services, local psychiatric hospitals and senior assisted living centers, particularly in emergency or temporary guardianship situations. Learn more about our elder law services.
Get In Touch Today
For your peace of mind, work with an estate planning attorney at Schmidt & Yee, P.C., in Aloha to make sure your final wishes are honored, and your legacy lives on with your loved ones. For your convenience, our lawyers are available during weekends by appointment, including for home visits. Call us at 503-642-7641 or contact us online today and plan for tomorrow with an estate planning attorney.