Wills and Trust

Portland Lawyers, Drafting and Reviewing Wills and Trusts

You can rely on the attorneys at Owens / Pinzelik, P.C., for dedicated and experienced legal guidance. We have been serving the Portland community and surrounding areas since 1975. We have a strong reputation for guiding clients through the challenges of protecting assets and property for future generations.

Multnomah County Attorneys, Advising on the Creation of a Personalized Estate Plan

Wills and trusts are estate planning instruments that serve the dual purpose of asset preservation and distribution.

A will simplifies the probate process by directing distribution of assets to intended beneficiaries. A simple will does just that. A pour-over will directs assets into a trust, which is administered for the benefit of an individual or multiple beneficiaries. A living will, or advance health care directive, designates a health care agent to make decisions regarding medical treatment and end-of-life care in accordance with guidelines outlined in the will.

A trust is administered by a trustee for the benefit of the beneficiaries. Its main purpose is asset preservation through tax minimization and, in some cases, limiting spending of the beneficiary. There are several varieties of trusts, with a broad range of particular purposes, benefits and disadvantages. Some examples include revocable and irrevocable living trusts, charitable trusts, spendthrift trusts and special needs trusts.

At Owens / Pinzelik, P.C., we will make sure we understand your goals and explain which variety of will and/or trust can accomplish them most effectively.

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For Questions About Irrevocable and Revocable Trusts, Contact Owens / Pinzelik, P.C.

Schedule a free consultation to discuss your questions about estate planning documents such as living wills. Call our Portland law firm at 503.224.3100, or contact us online. Our lawyers serve Multnomah County and the surrounding communities.

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