Power of Attorney
- Make financial decisions
- Access accounts or safe deposit boxes
- Make gifts of money
- Recommend a guardian
- and more.
A health care power of attorney (part of the Advance Directive) gives power to:
- Make health care decisions
- Consent to giving, withholding, or stopping medical treatments, services, or diagnostic procedures.
Did you know that a will does not prevent the need for probate? Dealing with the death of a loved one is emotionally challenging, and probate can be a long and frustrating court process. I provide probate and estate administration services to make the legal side of that transition as smooth as possible.
Most estates go through the probate process in a smooth manner. But if a family member feels that he or she has been wronged, it is important to have an attorney to address these disputes and disagreements. An attorney can help with:
- contested wills
- will contest defense
- accounting disputes
- disagreements over the sale of assets
- allegations of wrongdoing.
Everyone has an estate. Your estate is everything you own such as your car, home, other real estate, checking and savings accounts, investments, life insurance, furniture, personal possessions. It is important during your life to arrange what you want to happen to your estate when you pass away.
My estate planning focuses on a holistic approach. What is your unique situation, what suits your needs best, and how can we accomplish your goals? I want each client to be secure knowing that both they and their family will be taken care of exactly as they want in the event of incapacity or death. Communication is key to successful “estate planning” “legacy planning” or even if you simply want to ensure your health care decisions are followed.
We help coordinate all of the difficult and sometimes confusing tasks that arise after death such as:
- dividing trusts into marital and survivor trusts,
- preparing and filing disclaimers,
- filing estate tax returns,
- filing income tax returns of the decedents,
- transferring property to heirs, advising about the transfer or rollover of IRAs or other retirement assets,
- obtaining life insurance benefits and
- counseling executors and trustees about how to divide personal property between various beneficiaries.
Will And Trust Law in Bend, Oregon
When you need to make legal plans to protect your family in the future, you can get all the support you’ll need by working with a will attorney from MGM Law Firm. Our practice in Bend, OR, takes a holistic approach to wills and estate planning so that we can cover all your wishes. Our main priority will be to secure your choices and safeguard your legacy.
No two clients have exactly the same needs when it comes to writing their wills, so we offer a customized approach to estate and legacy planning. We can help you map out a plan that fits your life goals whether you want to leave money for your children or make sure your spouse will be comfortable. We’ll provide you with local representation if you require assistance with:
- Estate law
- Will and trust law
- Probate law
MGM Law Firm strives to protect the rights of clients throughout the Bend area. Give our office a call today to set up an appointment with a will attorney.
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