Choosing the Future of Your Estate

We live in a world filled with unknowns. Make your final wishes known with the services from our estate planning attorney in Beaverton, OR. Mark John Holady Attorney at Law offers a number of services for clients of all ages. At our firm, we are committed to working with you to plan for an easy transfer of property upon your death. We speak with you to make the right choices throughout the estate planning process. Schedule a consultation with us today to discuss your options.

On Your Side for Estate Planning

After you pass away, you leave behind more than just physical property. Your loved ones are left to distribute your belongings and funds. Ensure that your last wishes are heard when you meet with an estate planning attorney to set up wills and trusts.

Is a will necessary? This document provides for the distribution of property during the probate process, and it is a way for you to detail what should happen to your possessions after the payment of debts, administration fees, and estate taxes. A will can be used to provide for gifts, trusts, and guardians for the estate.

Answers for the Unknown

What would happen if you are no longer able to make decisions related to your health? Who would take care of you or your children? From a severe illness to an injury, a number of incidents can arise that leave you unable to maintain your health. By meeting with our estate attorney, you will put the right plan in place for any type of situation.

It’s A Matter Of Principle

Two principles guide me.  First, it’s your plan.  I am a fiduciary.  I put your interests ahead of my own.

Second, you are a steward.  Your property is “yours” for a short while.  You will pass it on, voluntarily or no.  Be a faithful steward while you’re handling your estate.  Be sure to entrust it assets to faithful stewards when you pass it on.

Stemming from that is key principle for me.  You’re leaving an inheritance; it’s more than just money.  Don’t expect your children to avoid the traps, fads, and tomfoolery that you succumbed to.  Proverbs 22:6 says it well:  Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Ask yourself

  1. How much do you need to live the rest of your life?
  2. What is an appropriate financial inheritance?
  3. What is the effect of the inheritance on the children?
  4. What is your family’s definition of success?
  5. How will you prepare your children for a financial inheritance?
  6. How can your children/grandchildren benefit from your philanthropy?  Your stewardship?

Turn to an Estate Attorney

Family often plan for their lives. However, many choose to not plan for their death. We understand that the thought of death can be a scary one. Despite this, it is important to make your wishes known for your friends and family to avoid a lengthy probate process.

From choosing who will care for your children to determining which of your loved ones will inherit your estate, there are many decisions to make during estate planning. Our attorney is available to meet with you to make the process as easy as possible.

We provide our clients with a Family Information Sheet to guide them through the decision-making process. Please view this sheet to make planning as easy as possible.

Contact us in Beaverton, Oregon, to start the estate planning process. Our attorneys work with clients located throughout the states of Oregon and Washington.