Simple Last Will and Testament

More than 40 Years of Will Preparation and Estate Planning for clients in Yamhill County, Washington County, Clackamas County, Marion County, and Polk County, State of Oregon.

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

At Larry K. Gray & Associates, P.C., 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.

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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.

Larry K Gray & Associates, P.C. 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.

A simple Last Will and Testament is a very common cost effective Estate Plan for many people. Many attorneys will prepare a simple Will for $300 - $500. Preparation of a simple Will usually involves an initial consultation discussing some of the options and obtaining your instructions, and a second meeting for signing the Will.

Each attorney has a different definition for a simple Will, but a simple Will generally is two or three pages, identifies who are to be the beneficiaries of your Estate, names a Personal Representative (executor), identifies a Guardian for a minor child, and waives a bonding requirement. There will also be some legalese that attorneys always seem to include in their documents.

The wording and concepts are very generalized because, hopefully, the simple Last Will and Testament will cover most contingencies that may occur in life. A Last Will and Testament with many specific details may become obsolete as life changes - increases the chances of having to change the Last Will and Testament.

Do-it-yourself Last Will and Testament forms are available from numerous sources. Even with a simple Last Will and Testament, you should consult an attorney to prepare the Will. Filling in the blanks of a do-it-yourself Will may not be as straightforward as it appears. The wording may appear simple, but the concepts behind the words, and their impact, can be complex. The wrong combination of words can produce an unintended result.

A simple Last Will and Testament is not the right Plan if one of the Estate Plan’s primary goals is to avoid Probate. The Last Will and Testament does not avoid Probate, rather it is the document used for and in Probate.

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 an 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 northwestern 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.

Larry K. Gray & Associates, P.C.
404 East First Street
Newberg, Oregon

Fax: (503) 538-6957
Phone: (503) 538-1350

Larry K Gray & Associates, PC

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