Our Approach To Estate Planning
At the law firm Richard E. Fowlks, Attorney at Law, we assist people with a range of estate planning matters. With your family’s future and financial stability in mind, we provide prompt and honest guidance throughout the estate planning and probate processes.
We start the estate planning process by listening. Our lawyer, Richard E. Fowlks, will learn about your ideas and desires for your estate. What do you want to do in general? What assets are important to you? What do you want to happen to those assets in the future? After we find out about your goals, we will construct a personalized estate plan using any of the following tools:
- Wills and various trusts (special-needs trusts, revocable living trusts and more)
- Powers of attorney
- Health care directives
Probate And Estate Administration
We have extensive experience handling probate, including probate of especially complex estates involving businesses, real estate holdings and more. In Oregon, probate is driven by the value of the estate. If an estate is under a certain dollar amount, matters can be resolved through a small estate proceeding with an affidavit of claiming successor. If an estate is over a certain dollar amount, it will need to go through the probate process.
We also represent clients in will contests and estate litigation. Our goal is to work with you to see that your loved one’s true wishes are followed.