Perhaps the most common reason people choose to set up a trust, rather than only a will and durable power of attorney, is to save their survivors and heirs the time and costs of probate. We have drafted trusts to accomplish this goal, carefully tailored to clients' individual needs. Please contact us to speak with Phil Hingson, a lawyer determined to create a trust that accomplishes your objectives.
Contrary to what many people believe, having a will alone is not sufficient to avoid the probate process in Oregon — and, while in place for many good reasons, probate can take months or even more than a year depending on circumstances. Legal costs well into the thousands of dollars may be incurred even on a fairly routine case.