A Positive Kind of Marriage Separation: Why You and Your Spouse Need Separate Wills

When married couples create their estate plan, they will have the option to create a joint will or two separate wills. It may be tempting to create a joint will because it cuts down on the added expense of creating two wills, especially when both spouses own the same property anyway. However, attorneys will rarely advise clients to create a joint will, and there is good reason. What is a Joint Will? A joint Read More

6 Common Types of Business Disputes that May Result in Civil Litigation

Commercial litigation can be complicated, but also extremely important for a business. They must always be taken extremely seriously, as a poor result in a dispute can potentially force a business into bankruptcy and financial ruin under certain circumstances. In order to help you avoid unnecessary legal action and be properly prepared should the need for civil litigation arise, we have outlined below six of the Read More

4 Key Types of Compensatory Damages That May Be Awarded in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be experiencing some significant changes in your life. These changes may affect your job, your family, and your physical and mental well-being. Often one of the most stressful parts of a personal injury is the expenses that follow these changes. It can be extremely overwhelming in many circumstances. Thankfully, you can recoup some of these expenses under Oregon Read More

A Brief Introduction to Oregon Advance Directives

One of the most important decisions a person can make concerns their wishes for medical treatment in the event of incapacitation, illness, or other potential end-of-life scenarios. Under these circumstances, documents known as advance directives will allow you to plan for such an eventuality by clearly expressing your wishes regarding medical treatment and medical intervention, as well as designating a trusted person Read More

Understanding Oregon Negligence

When an accident occurs in which parties to the accident are injured or even killed, a civil lawsuit following the incident generally hinges on the concept of “fault.” In order to win a personal injury lawsuit against someone you allege was responsible for your injuries, you must demonstrate that their negligence resulted in the accident and your subsequent injuries. Negligence is the failure to fulfill one’s Read More

A Brief Q&A on Oregon Probate

What is Probate? Probate is a legal process that occurs following an individual’s death. The probate court will process their assets and debts, whether the deceased had a will or not. When an individual is alive, all their assets are generally in their name—barring the creation of a trust or some other estate planning vehicle intended to keep specific property from passing through probate. Following that person’s Read More

Knowing When to Sue: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Moving Forward

Deciding to bring a lawsuit against a person or some other entity is a major decision which should never be taken lightly. Whether you’ve been injured in an accident, been the victim of a business-related sleight, or you are even seeking financial restitution for criminal actions committed against you, civil litigation may or may not be a good idea, and it is essential that you consider all relevant elements before Read More

3 Key Steps to Help You Preserve a Personal Injury Claim

When an accident occurs, and you or a loved one become seriously injured, the costs are often much more than you ever imagine. Of course there are the financial costs—medical bills, property damage, lost wages, etc—but there can also be other lasting consequences. You may suffer from psychological trauma, you may miss out on major opportunities or life events due to your injuries, and your overall quality of life may Read More

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