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Guiding Families Through Oregon Probate And Estate Administration

If you are a personal representative or executor of a deceased family member’s estate and are unsure of what is required of you to settle your family member’s estate, we can help. At Schmidt & Yee, P.C., we know the complexities of the Oregon probate and estate law and can serve as your guide throughout the process. We serve clients in Aloha, Beaverton, Hillsboro, NW Portland, Banks, Forest Grove and all communities throughout Washington County, Oregon.

The probate process is often required when a person dies whether the decedent had a Will or not. Steps of probate in Oregon include:

  • Obtaining approval of the will by the probate court
  • Appointing a Personal Representative
  • Inventorying the assets in the estate
  • Notifying creditors
  • Publishing legal notice of the probate proceeding
  • Paying bills that are owed by the deceased
  • Performing an accounting of the assets in the estate
  • Paying taxes
  • Distributing assets to beneficiaries

Some assets can be distributed directly to beneficiaries without having to go through probate. Examples are assets held in a trust or in an account with a beneficiary designation.  Our attorneys can assist with nonprobate transfers. We also advise successor trustees on their responsibilities.

Focused On Your Concerns

Our probate lawyers remain committed to your needs throughout the legal process and will address any concerns you may have about Oregon probate. For those clients who are planning their will or living trust, our estate planning services can explain how your choices can impact the taxation of your estate.

Take Action Today

Give Schmidt & Yee, P.C., a call today at 503-642-7641 to find out more about how we can help you with the many details of probate and estate administration. You can also contact us online to schedule an initial consultation.