“Probate” refers to the legal process by which your affairs are settled and title to your assets is transferred to your heirs. Oregon requires this court process in estates whether or not there is a will, except in cases where the estate is very modest.

We can help you understand whether your estate will require probate, and methods of safely avoiding probate.

If you are faced with probate of a family member’s estate, we will guide you through the many steps in this process, which can be very confusing for those who have not yet had the experience. With over 60 years of legal practice, we have encountered and creatively solved many challenging situations.