IS A LAWYER NEEDED TO ADMINISTER A REVOCABLE TRUST AFTER DEATH?

A revocable trust (sometimes known as a “living trust”) is a will substitute that avoids probate at death. Thus, a lawyer is not needed to prepare and file probate documents with a court. Do you need a lawyer for anything else? Usually the answer is “yes,” at least on an as needed basis. Continue reading

OREGON HOURLY ATTORNEY RATES

A threshold question from most prospective clients is “What is your hourly rate?”  My answer is $285.

This begs the question of whether the rate is reasonable.  In general, Portland attorneys with 20+ years of experience charge between $225 and $350 per hour.  The rate depends on numerous factors, including the following:
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