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
A threshold question from most prospective clients is “What is your hourly rate?” My answer is $275.
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: