Estate Planning Strategies to Avoid Probate

Avoid Probate

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Avoiding Probate

More Than 40 Years of Estate Planning and Probate Administration for clients in Yamhill County, Washington County, Clackamas County, Marion County, and Polk County, State of Oregon.

Larry K Gray & Associates, PC will strive to achieve the best outcome for every client through reasoned, logical, informed, effective advocacy.

At Larry K Gray & Associates, PC, the emphasis and focus are to provide sound advice, top quality document preparation, and/or reasoned advocacy for our client. We strive to provide professional, timely, and cost-effective results to meet the client’s legal concerns. Our proficiency, effectiveness, and integrity have earned us a reputation as one of Yamhill County’s premier lawyers.

Larry K Gray & Associates, PC

At times, you may find yourself in situations or with problems that you cannot resolve on your own. Our legal counseling is designed to assist you and your family with courtesy and respect in such difficult periods.  Knowledgeable advice acquired from decades of legal experience can help you formulate a course of action to free yourself from a complex legal maze. We do not represent banks, insurance companies, governmental agencies, or large corporations; our clients are individuals and families seeking help with legal problems they encounter in this increasingly complex world.

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Can answer your questions about the pros and cons of using a Last Will and Testament, Trust, and/or other methods in your Estate Plan. We can help you choose the Estate Plan best suited to your situation, a cost-effective simple Will or a Revocable Living Trust.

If avoiding Probate is a primary goal of an Estate Plan, there are numerous approaches that can be developed. Some of the available planning techniques include co-ownership of assets with rights of survivorship, designation of beneficiaries, transfer on death designations, transfer on death deed, Revocable Living Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, gifts, or a combination thereof. Each technique has positive benefits and potential negative impacts. The best combination of techniques will vary with each case’s unique combination of facts. Some techniques are rather simple to set up. Simplicity has its benefits, but sometimes a simple approach can lead to unintended consequences. Some techniques are complicated to set up, to understand, and to successfully follow through to the reward; however, the effort and costs could have great rewards for your family after your death.

Sounds complicated and full of cautionary warnings? The short answer is, YES. There are reasons for the complications, but that discussion is beyond the scope of this presentation. The bottom line: There is no single simple solution for all circumstances. An Estate Plan to avoid Probate needs to be customized to each case, depending upon the size of your estate, your family structure, type of assets, and your willingness/ability to be attentive in maintaining the Estate Plan.

If you or a family member lack physical mobility, an appointment with our lawyer at your home, assisted living, or care facility can probably be arranged for  elder law and/or estate planning consultation. The geographical locations for the out-of-office appointment can be within most of Yamhill County, most of Washington County, the western portion of Clackamas County, and the western portion of Marion County. If you call, we will be glad to discuss the options for an initial consultation appointment at your location.

For a knowledgeable, experienced, and cost-effective Estate Planning, Will Preparation, Trust Preparation, and Trust Administration attorney, contact Larry K Gray & Associates, PC

Larry K. Gray has been helping clients for more than 40 years.

The information on this website is not intended to be legal advice regarding your particular legal problem, and the presentation of this information does not create an attorney-client relationship. An attorney-client relationship will only exist after a mutual agreement to establish an attorney-client relationship.