Probate Attorneys in Portland, Oregon
After the loss of a loved one, the last thing you need added to your plate is the stress of probate. However, it may be necessary to complete the estate administration process. Probate can be incredibly complex, and you shouldn’t have to navigate it alone. Turn to a team of skilled attorneys who can answer your questions and help you work toward your ideal solution.
At Mastanduno Law Group, we offer knowledgeable probate representation to clients across Oregon. Let us shoulder your legal burden and allow you to focus on your family during this difficult time. Contact our office in Portland today to set up a consultation. We also serve the surrounding areas of Gresham, Beaverton, and Oregon City.
What Is Probate?
Any assets whose distribution is not clearly indicated in an estate planning document will go through probate. During the probate process, a court will oversee the administration of a deceased person’s assets. These assets can include anything a court determines valuable, including cash, real estate property, and personal belongings.
The probate process may include tasks such as:
Proving the validity of a deceased person's will
Identifying and inventorying any property
Having property appraised
Paying debts and taxes
Distributing the remaining property as the will directs
If a deceased person did not leave a will, their property will be distributed according to Oregon state law.
When Is It Necessary?
Not all estates need to go through the probate process. For example, those containing few assets or belongings. In addition, any property co-owned by a surviving party will be assigned to them automatically. An estate may reach probate if there is a need to:
Clear titles to land, stocks, bonds, or other accounts that were held in the name of the deceased person only, and put the titles to these assets in the names of the rightful beneficiaries.
Collect any debts that were owed to the deceased person
Settle a dispute between people who claim to be entitled to assets of the deceased person.
Resolve a dispute surrounding the validity of the deceased person’s will
The probate process can be stressful and time-consuming, and the grief you’re experiencing may only make it more difficult. That’s why we’re here. Contact us at Mastanduno Law Group when you need assistance with probate in Portland, Oregon, or anywhere else in the surrounding area.
Other Aspects of Estate Administration
Being named the executor of your loved one’s estate comes with a great deal of responsibility. If you’re not sure where to start, consider seeking professional advice. As experienced attorneys, we’re well-versed in the various elements of estate administration. Discover how we can assist you with:
Surveying your loved one’s estate
Selling assets to meet credit and tax obligations
Preparing estate and income tax returns
Distributing assets to named beneficiaries
See to it that your loved one’s final wishes are carried out. Schedule a consultation with us today to learn how we can help you do so.
Get the Honest & Attentive Counsel You Deserve
Whether you need to work through an issue of probate or address another matter of estate administration, our team at Mastanduno Law Group is ready to help you take the necessary steps. We take a straightforward approach to each case we represent, meaning we’ll work to resolve your problem as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Reach out to us at Mastanduno Law Group for dedicated counsel in your time of need. We work with individuals and families throughout the Portland area, including residents of Gresham, Beaverton, and Oregon City, Oregon. Contact us today to arrange a consultation.
Probate Attorneys in Portland, Oregon
When you need guidance during the probate process, get in touch with us at Mastanduno Law Group. We’re committed to helping you protect your loved one’s legacy and carry out their final wishes. Schedule a consultation today at our office in Portland, Oregon.