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Thank you NW Kids Magazine for asking me to be a contributing author. Looking forward to submitting future posts about Estate Planning for New Parents.

http://www.nwkidsmagazine.com/author/michele-shari/ Michelle-Shari Kruss J.D. (Krusslaw, a boutique Lake Oswego law firm), has more than 18 years of legal-experience. Michelle-Shari is a well-known estate planning attorney helping parents protect their most precious asset: their children. She is a past Juvenile Peer … Continue reading

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Please take the time to choose a Guardian for your children!

What Every Parent Should Know About Wills and Trusts by Michelle-Shari Kruss, Attorney at Law Our children are our greatest treasures, yet far to many parents don’t have a will. And for those who have done their drafting so many … Continue reading

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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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A GREAT ESTATE PLAN FROM THE FOUNDATION UP by Michelle-Shari Kruss, Attorney at Law

You probably chose your home for a variety of reasons… all very personal to you. It is within your budget, has the right number of bedrooms, a big backyard/bonus room to accommodate busy boys (and girls), a phenomenal playhouse for … 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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Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts. A great tax planning tool

Many clients have life insurance as part of their assets to provide for their surviving spouse or children.  Although life insurance is not subject to income tax, it is subject to estate tax.  The estate tax is a transfer tax … 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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