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Keizer Estate Planners

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Carlson Law Group
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy D.
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Matt was awesome to work with. From the first meeting he was professional. It's a bit of a blow to your pride having to file, but he didn't make me feel like a dirt bag. He was reassuring. He kept in touch when I had questions or if he had information for me. He got the paperwork done very quickly. He prepared me well for the courtroom as that can be uncomfortable as well. All around good experience considering the circumstance. Not to mention a reasonable fee. I would recommend him to friends and family who may need his service.

Nancy A.
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Peace of Mind. The opportunity to work with Richard Schneider was very timely. As our family faced a medical crisis, it was very clear that our outdated will was totally inadequate to deal with facing the debilitating diagnosis of my spouse. Richard and associates provided a sensitive response to our needs, covered every aspect of estate planning, and assured as of ongoing legal support as our need change. This investment was one of the best we’ve ever made and has provided peace of mind as we navigate the future.

Daniela Wells CPA
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michael T.
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Daniela provided tax preparation, advice, and planning recommendations. She completed all of our tax preparations ahead of time for both Oregon and Federal Government Returns.

  • 8 years in business
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We are an experienced, friendly, and approachable legal counsel. We specialize in estate planning and contract litigation. Estate planning clients are offered free consultations and flat fee structures. Contract litigation clients may qualify for contingency fee services.

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I will give my customer a free estate planning session including a will, living will, and medical power of attorney.

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We do estate planning, which includes probate and trust administration. We do general planning for small businesses, including the formation of LLCs and corporations. We assist clients with the purchase, sale and leasing of commercial and residential real estate.

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The attorneys at Kell, Alterman & Runstein have substantial experience in providing our clients in Oregon and Washington with the full array of estate planning and trust and probate administration services. We administer every estate, trust and probate matter with a minimum of expense and delay.

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We offer a full spectrum of estate plan document drafting, reviewing, and analyzing. This includes wills, trusts, deeds, and other transfer documents, health care power of attorney, financial power of attorney, gift and estate tax analysis and planning, state and federal death tax analysis and planning, and probate avoidance techniques. We are very active in handling decedent's estates, including probate, trust administration, deeds, and other transfer documents, as well as dispute involving trusts and estates, including will contests and challenges of trust and estate administration. These complex areas of the law are fascinating and mentally challenging -- never a dull moment! There are endless possibilities in solving problems and achieving client goals.

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I have spent over 25 years in the financial field becoming a top 10 producer for Northwestern Mutual in the Nation, specializing in protecting and growing wealth. I now bring that experience and knowledge in leading SNF & Associates to becoming a premier organization in developing a financial platform for individuals and businesses that will preserve, protect and grow assets in this ever-changing economic marketplace.

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Oregon Legal Center was founded by estate attorney, Richard C. Noble. Our primary focus is estate planning, probate and trust administration. Oregon Legal Center has created a reputation for being a leader in providing high-quality, reasonably priced, personalized estate planning documents and elder law services.

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I offer compassionate, affordable, and effective estate planning. No matter how old you are or how much money you have, future planning brings you peace of mind that if anything happens, even if unexpected, the right people will be there to look out for you and those you care about. Contact me today to set up a free 30-minute meeting to discuss your goals and concerns. I can help you with wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance health care directive, guardianships, pet trusts, and other estate planning needs.

Q & A

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What kind of lawyer does wills?

No one likes talking about death, but it’s better than leaving your children or siblings to sort out your estate. A clearly planned will can make the time of mourning easier for everyone. An estate attorney will develop a legal will, create trusts on your behalf, and ensure the proper execution of your estate after you pass away.  

Family attorneys and estate attorneys, also called probate and wills attorneys, can each prepare wills. The type of lawyer best suited to prepare your will depends on your situation. Most family attorneys provide services to prepare basic wills, including bequeathing property and personal items to family or naming a guardian for minor children. However, estate attorneys specialize in preparing wills in more complex situations. Consider hiring an estate attorney if you:

  • Have a large number of assets, especially those subject to estate taxes
  • Want to create a trust, such as allowing a spouse to live in your home until he or she dies and then leaving it to your children, or set up long-term care for a beneficiary
  • Have an ownership stake in a business
  • Expect someone to contest your will
  • Want to disinherit your spouse

How do you find a good lawyer for wills?

Estate planning is an important part of financial planning, so it’s important to find the right attorney to prepare your will. Although most family attorneys can put together a basic will, you may want one who specializes in wills and estate planning, especially if you have a lot of assets or a dependent to take care of. You may need an attorney who has expertise in planning and executing trusts and a background in taxes. Ask how the attorney charges; some charge by the hour, others have a set fee for writing wills, and some charge a percentage of the total value of the estate. Make a list of several potential wills attorneys to interview. Make sure you make a strong personal connection with your attorney — you need to be comfortable telling him or her personal, confidential information about your life, and you need to feel that the attorney is committed to solving any problems that may arise while writing your will. Also find out how long the attorney has practiced estate law and whether he or she has handled wills similar to yours.

How much does it cost to have a living will?

Either a family attorney or an estate, or wills, attorney can help you prepare a living will, either as part of your general estate planning or as an individual document. The cost typically ranges from $250 to $500, depending on your attorney’s fees; some charge by the hour, while others have a flat rate for writing a living will. Some states require living wills to be notarized, which adds an average of $5 to $15. In a living will — also called an advanced healthcare directive — you specify whether you want to be kept on life support if you become terminally ill or lapse into a persistent vegetative state. You can also answer other important questions in a living will like your preferences for tube feeding, artificial hydration and pain medication in situations when you cannot communicate your wishes on your own.

How much should an estate plan cost?

The cost of an estate plan depends largely on the number of parts it includes and the complexity of the documents. The most basic estate plan is simply a will, but it may also include designating power of attorney or a health care proxy to another person, writing a living will, or making a HIPAA authorization. The average national cost to make an estate plan ranges from $350 to $900, but can cost much more in complicated situations. For example, an estate attorney may charge only $900 to prepare a basic will providing outright distribution — meaning that property and assets are distributed upon death. Writing a more complicated will and holding assets in trusts can cost $3,000, or more. The process of creating an estate plan generally takes two to four weeks, starting with the initial consultation with the wills attorney to identify areas of concern in order to design an estate plan that fits your goals and budget. Once an estate plan is written, the attorney meets with the clients, a notary, and two neutral witnesses to review and sign the plan and associated documents.

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