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  • Writing a Will

    Many people believe that estate planning is only for wealthy people. People at all economic levels benefit from an estate plan. Upon death, an estate plan legally protects and distributes property based on your wishes and the needs of your family and/or survivors with as little tax as possible. This website also has information about social media wills. Content Detail

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    USA.gov
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  • Your Will

    Information about wills in Oregon. Content Detail

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    Oregon State Bar
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  • Probate

    Basic information about probate in Oregon. Probate is a legal process where a court oversees the distribution of assets left by a person who has died. Content Detail

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    Oregon State Bar
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  • Revocable Living Trusts

    Frequently-asked questions about revocable living trusts. Content Detail

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    Oregon State Bar
  • 10 Things You Should Know About Living Trusts

    Information about revocable living trusts and how they are different from other estate planning options. Content Detail

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    AARP
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  • Accessibility to Oregon Courts

    Information about requesting accommodation for disabilities in order to use the state court system's services or facilities. Content Detail

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    Oregon Judicial Department
  • Important Legal Protections

    Basic information about wills, financial powers of attorney, revocable living trusts, durable powers of attorney for finances, health care powers of attorney, advance directives for heath care and living wills. With these documents in place, you can rest assured that your assets are safely accounted for and your health care wishes will be met. Content Detail

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    AARP
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  • Eldercare Locator

    The Eldercare Locator assists in finding local agencies in every U.S. community that can help older persons and their families access home and community-based services like transportation, meals, home care, and caregiver support services. Content Detail

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    US Dept. of Health and Human Services
  • Legal Issues for Older Adults

    The Legal Issues for Older Adults handbook is designed to help identify some of the matters that people may encounter as they age. The booklet may be read on line, downloaded for free, or purchased. Topics covered include benefits and medical programs, long-term care, estate planning, consumer information, protecting yourself from crime and abuse, and family relationships. Content Detail

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    Oregon State Bar
  • What is a Living Will?

    In Oregon, a living will is known as an advance directive. You can use this document to appoint someone called a health care representative to make health care decisions for you when you are unable to make your own health care decisions. Includes a link to Oregon's official Advance Directive form. Read More

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    Oregon State Bar