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 Oregon probate process is often required when a person dies whether the decedent had a Will or not. Steps of probate include:
- Submitting the will to the probate court for approval and obtaining the appointment of the Personal Representative
- Completing an inventory of the assets in the estate
- Notifying creditors
- Publishing legal notice of the probate proceeding
- Paying legitimate bills of the deceased
- Performing a final accounting of the estate and paying taxes
- Distributing assets to those who are entitled to receive them
Not all assets of the deceased need to go through probate. For example, assets held in a trust or an account with a beneficiary designation can be distributed directly to beneficiaries. 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.