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Bend Probate Attorneys

Providing Probate Assistance to Families Across the Pacific Northwest

The probate process can be confusing, and if you’re struggling to understand it, you could inadvertently end up paying more fees than necessary. If you’ve been charged with administering a trust or serving as executor of an estate, the Bend probate attorneys at Pacific Cascade Legal can help. We have experience guiding clients through the probate process, so you don’t have to feel like you’re being left in the dark to figure things out on your own.

What is Probate?

Probate is a legal process where assets are distributed under the court’s direction and oversight. When a party dies, a probate petition is drafted and filed with the court along with a living will. Assets are distributed according to a legal will, but if there is not one in place, the court must handle distribution according to Oregon law.

When is Probate Necessary?

Even if there is no will in place, the probate process isn’t a given. Oregon allows for an alternative solution for small estates with limited resources. For estates with less than $75,00 in personal property and less than $200,000 in real property, an Affidavit of Claiming Successor can be filed to handle asset distribution. This filing allows the beneficiaries of the estate to manage distribution.

There are some exceptions to this standard. Probate is necessary if:

  • High-value accounts or property titles need to be transferred
  • There are outstanding debts owed to the estate
  • The distribution of the estate’s assets is being disputed
  • The decedent’s will is being disputed

Bend Probate Attorneys at Pacific Cascade Legal?

The probate process can be time-consuming and complicated. A Bend probate attorney can help ensure you don’t miss any paperwork or pay more taxes and fees than necessary. The knowledgeable attorneys working at Pacific Cascade Legal have experience handling probate cases, and we can help you avoid a long and protracted distribution process. Call us at (541) 236-9655 to schedule a consultation.

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