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Asked by our clients. Answered by our lawyer.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does a Will avoid probate in Oregon?
    Actually, no! It is a common belief that having a Will allows an individual to skip the probate process in Oregon. The probate process is HOW many types of property change from one owner to the next, and a Will is a document telling the court WHO gets that property, so they do very different things. Because probate and Wills both deal with separate parts of the planning process, having a Will does not guarantee skipping probate. There are a number of ways to make sure that your estate will avoid probate. An estate planning lawyer can help you create a plan that works for your situation.
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