Legal FAQs: Your Answers Here

General FAQ

Where are you located?

We are located in Downtown Eugene, Oregon at 142 West 8th Avenue

What areas of Oregon do you serve?

We help people all over Oregon with their legal matters.

What types of cases does your law firm handle?

We specialize in Probate, Business matters, Real Property, and General Litigation. Contact Us today to see if we can help you with your legal issue!

How do I set up a consultation?

Send us an email or give us a call at (541)343-1110 to set up an appointment

Do I need to bring anything to the consultation appointment?

It’s not a requirement, but feel free to provide us with any documentation you think is necessary.

Do I need an attorney?

Each case and area of law vary in complexity. Set up a consultation today to learn more.

Will I need to go to court?

There is no short answer to this question as each case is different. Contact us today to discuss your case.

Probate FAQ

What does Probate mean?

Probate is the court supervised process of administering your estate and transferring your property at death.

Do I really need to go through the Probate process?

Probate is a necessary process if there are assets of the decedent that require judicial oversight to be legally transferred. In most cases, this includes real property, bank accounts, and stocks and bonds. The probate process also ensures that any distributions to heirs and devisees are fair and in accordance with the wishes of the decedent and state law. Finally, probate administrates creditor’s claims and limits creditors from making claims 4 months after the probate process is initiated.

What does Small Estate mean?

A Small Estate Affidavit can be filed if the fair market value of the estate is $275,000.00 or less. Of that amount, no more than $200,000.00 can be attributable to Real Property and no more than $75,000.00 can be attributable to personal property.

How long will this take?

With no complications, the Probate process generally takes about six to nine months.

Do I need a will?

If you are married, have children, own property, and/or have a positive net worth, it is a good idea to have a will. If you die without a will, your assets will be distributed as state law governs.

How can a Probate lawyer help me?

Simply put, a Probate lawyer helps the Personal Representative of a Will (also known as the Executor, if one was appointed) or the beneficiaries of an estate through the Probate process. Contact us today to see how we can help you through the process.

What does Real Property mean?

Real Property refers to land and any property which is directly attached to it, including any subset of land which has been changed by legitimate human acts.