Category Archives: Incentives for Drafting a Will

Michelle-Shari Kruss… a pet-friendly lawyer

In my 17 years of practice I have been lucky/honored to be actively involved (either as a Board Member or Community Volunteer) at 3 local no kill shelters and animal hospitals.   This statement comes up frequently…. “I never felt … Continue reading

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The Strong-Willed Mother

This morning, Kim Weir, author and radio show host, http://www.engagingwomen.com, kindly gave me permission to share her very very funny story about a mom’s first Will. I hope you enjoy Kim’s writing as much as I have. Please feel free … Continue reading

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Thinking About Doing a Will

Getting started: Please do not think your Will has to be a “be all end all” document My clients sometimes hesitate to begin drafting… concerned that they don’t have all the answers. * “Will their current choice of guardian be … Continue reading

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Going for a nature stroll in Tryon Creek or Washington Park, maybe a visit to Multnomah Falls or camping at Silver Lake. All amazing memories our children will cherish forever. Outdoor School ensures that love of the environment continues. Steller educational and fun programming offered at a time in our kid’s lives when the daily demands, on all of us (parents and kids alike) of middle school makes these exceptional outdoor shared learning experiences so much harder to find.

Creating Your Lasting Legacy When people who love Outdoor School begin to assess and plan their estates, two basic values often emerge.  First, quite naturally, is to take care of their spouse and children. Second is to have their lives … Continue reading

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Where There is a Will There is a Way

The possibilities of a New Year…. always seem to inspire those infamous resolutions.   Drafting a Will might be a great thing to add to that “to-do” list. You probably have one of those “need to do eventually but not … Continue reading

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The importance of choosing your own representatives rather then allowing a court to choose one for you.

THE EXECUTOR I had a friend who passed and he On earth so loved and trusted me That ere he quit this worldly shore He made me his executor. He tasked me through my natural life To guard the interest … Continue reading

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Fill-in-the-blank wills can be a little skimpy by Published: Saturday, March 10, 2012, 6:01 AM Brent Hunsberger, The Oregonian By Brent Hunsberger, The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/finance/index.ssf/2012/03/fill-in-the-blank_wills_can_be.html Brent did a GREAT job summarizing the pros and cons of using a template Will kit. Another note from me: As I shared with Brent, a Will is a very important document, one that you want drafted correctly.  You … Continue reading

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