Affordable Legal Help For People Who Need To:
➜ Draft a Will
➜ Create a Living Trust
➜ Create a Healthcare Directive
➜ Create a Power of Attorney
The Commons Law Center helps Oregonians and their families protect their property, provide for loved ones, and make sure that their health care wishes are respected. The right legal documents can make sure that your money and property does not fall into the wrong hands.
Why do I Need Estate Planning?
Regardless of your age or income, estate planning can help you and your loved
ones achieve important life goals like:
Avoiding the expensive and complicated process of probate
Avoiding family conflict when your wishes are clear
Controlling healthcare decisions
Preserving the ability to appoint a guardian for your minor children
Controlling end-of-life decisions
Directing financial decisions if you are unable to make them yourself
How We Help Families
Not everyone needs every element of an estate plan all at once. Depending on your situation, we can help you with any or all of the following;
- Health Care Directives
- HIPAA Authorizations
- Powers of Attorney
- Revocable Trusts
- Assignments of Personal Property
- Assignments of Real Property Deeds
- Funeral and Burial Instructions
"The Commons Law Center was so helpful and professional! Going through a legal matter can be very difficult and expensive. They really made the difference! Thank you so much for all your help."
— Thomas C.
Our Estate Planning Process
Estate Planning Consultation
Once you're qualified, you'll meet with one of our attorneys to go over your needs and outline your goals for your estate plan. This can be in person, by phone, or via video. We'll present you with options for meeting your goals, and explain which ones we recommend for you.
Creating Legal Documents
We write up the legal documents you need for your plan, then we go through them with you to make sure they reflect your wishes. We want you to be completely comfortable with your plan. Once it is ready, we help you make sure the documents get executed correctly and stored properly.
Guidance & Support
We don't just draft your documents; we make sure you understand how to use them. Because we don't charge hourly, you can be confident that we will take the time to answer all of your questions, all for a fixed fee* you know up front.
How We Work
Some Oregonians may qualify for free legal help with eviction defense, eviction records expungement, and estate planning. Contact us for details.
Some of Our Estate Planning Services
A will allows you to determine who gets your money and your property after you die. Without a will, the state will determine who gets your money and things. Our lawyers can help you understand how the estate planning process works in Oregon, prepare the necessary forms and legal filings, and answer all of your questions about how a will works. We work on an affordable, flat fee basis to meet your legal and financial needs. Click here to get started.
When you are not able to speak for yourself, you want to make sure your healthcare wishes are respected and carried out. Our lawyers can help you understand how the process works in Oregon, prepare the necessary forms and legal filings, and answer all of your questions about how a healthcare directive works. We work on an affordable, flat fee basis to meet your legal and financial needs. Click here to get started.
Creating a Trust helps make sure your property goes to the people you care about and not to corporations or unnecessary taxes after you die. Our lawyers can help you understand how the process works in Oregon, prepare the necessary forms and legal filings, and answer all of your questions about how a trust works. We work on an affordable, flat fee basis to meet your legal and financial needs. Click here to get started.