Author Archives: Kara Daley

Why Create a Trust?

There are many types of trusts but generally people are thinking of a Revocable Living Trusts for estate planning. There is no one size fits all estate plan but Revocable Living Trusts can: Avoid probate and simplify the transfers of … Continue reading

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When Should You Change Your Estate Plan?

You completed and executed your estate plan. Everyone you’ve selected to serve — your agent, guardian for minors, trustees, health care proxy, and your personal representative, —has signed the paperwork. All set? For now, yes. But it’s a good idea … Continue reading

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Do I Need a Power of Attorney?

A power of attorney grants another person the authority to step into your shoes and make legal and financial decisions on your behalf. This does not take away your authority to act, rather your power of attorney adds another person … Continue reading

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Interesting Times

I myself have never wanted to live in interesting times. I liked my small law practice, my family time and my pets. Fortunately, I also like gardening as I will be doing quite a bit of that in the days … Continue reading

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Tales from the Apocalypse

The dawning of the apocalypse has brought to fruition the closely held dreams of my three children- that school is now canceled-possibly indefinitely. Well, I am glad they have some joy in these troubling times. For the rest of us, … Continue reading

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Choosing a Guardian for Your Child

Preparing a comprehensive estate plan to protect a child can be an difficult.  On the one hand, parents should be relieved that they are taking steps to guarantee that their child will be cared for after they are gone.  On … Continue reading

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Guardianship Basics

In Oregon, every adult is assumed to be capable of making their own decisions unless a court determines that the individual is incompetent. If an adult is incapable of making responsible decisions due to a mental disability, the court may … Continue reading

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DOT Guidance for Travelers with Support Animals

DOT has provided some much-needed guidance on airlines’ responsibilities to accommodate support animals. Unlike service animals, which must be trained and are certified to assist people with disabilities, emotional support animals are not required to have undergone such training.  Support … Continue reading

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Probate: Basic Steps

Probate is often consider an insurmountable feat with untenable complexity- however, I jokingly tell my clients that’s California NOT Oregon. Oregon Probate is a series of relatively straight forward steps that must be taken in a particular order. The complexity … Continue reading

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Probate: Initial Considerations

After a loved one has died, family often believes they must immediately contact an attorney to start legal proceedings. Although I believe it is important to take a few minutes to talk to people under such circumstance, as an attorney … Continue reading

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