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Carl Jepsen - Attorney at Law

Thank you for visiting my website. Estate planning and probate can be complicated and confusing. This is partly due to the fact that we lawyers often use unfamiliar terminology, for example: wills, trusts, probate, powers of attorney, fiduciaries, estates, incapacity, incompetence, guardians, conservators and many others.

Estate planning can have a number of objectives including:
  1. Making sure that a responsible and trustworthy person will manage your financial affairs if you become incapacitated.
  2. Making sure a responsible and trustworthy person makes medical decisions for you if you become too ill to do so for yourself.
  3. Establishing a plan to provide security for your loved ones during your lifetime and after you die.
  4. Making sure that your property is distributed according to your wishes after you die.
  5. Providing a reasonably controlled distribution of your property to a son or daughter or other loved one whose money management skills or judgment may be in question.
  6. Providing for any charitable gifts consistent with your wishes.
  7. Making sure that your wishes regarding funeral, burial, cremation and organ donation are known and followed.
  8. Preventing potentially disgruntled heirs from challenging your estate plan in court after you die.
  9. Making it as easy as possible for your heirs to administer and wind up your affairs after you die.
  10. Reducing or eliminating estate taxes for your spouse and heirs.
Estate planning does not have to be confusing or overly complex. I strive to give my clients the most succinct and understandable explanations of estate planning terms and documents that I can. I try to avoid using overly technical terms and instead focus on what the estate planning terms and documents mean to the client. I take the time that is necessary to make sure my clients know what we’re doing and why.


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DISCLAIMER: The information contained herein is based on Oregon law and is subject to change. It should be used for general purposes only and should not be construed as specific legal advice by Carl Jepsen, Attorney at Law. Neither this website nor use of its information creates an attorney - client relationship. If you have specific legal questions, consult with your own attorney or call us for an appointment.

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