In Oregon, many couples will have a premarital agreement before they officially become husband and wife. This is often done as a protective measure.
Over the last year or so many Americans have finally gotten around to addressing their estate planning needs. According to a recent report, since last year the number of people in the 18 to 34 age group who have estate planning documents in place increased by a whopping 63%.
In Oregon, family legal disputes can be complicated and difficult. This includes divorce, property division and spousal maintenance.
Some common estate planning myths may keep estate planners from the important estate planning process. It is helpful to understand these myths and the importance of estate planning for estate planners to enjoy piece of mind for them and their families.
When a person lacks the capacity to make decisions for him or herself, it may be necessary to appoint a guardian. A guardianship grants one person, called a guardian, the legal right to make decisions for another person, called a ward.
Though many people believe that divorces have to be contentious, this is not always the case. The divorce process does not always have to involve two parties arguing about child care, alimony, property division, and child support in court.
Not every divorce in Oregon is contentious. Some couples understand that although there may be a lot at stake emotionally and financially in a divorce and they both have their differences that working together to reach a divorce settlement is preferable to leaving the matter up to the court.
Abusive relationships occur in Oregon and other states across the nation. In fortunate cases, a woman is able to escape the abuse; however, this does not always mean the fear of the abuse is over.
When divorce or separation affects an Oregon family, parents often worry about what the change will do to their children. It can be stressful and traumatic for a single household to be split into two, and the stress of figuring out how best to care for children in the wake of the end of a relationship can be very difficult.
There are important times during the estate planner’s life that they should consider updating their estate plan. Estate planners should be aware of what these times are and when they should update their estate plan.