What Is a Charitable Remainder Trust?

By: Richard B. Schneider, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Estate Planning

For many people, philanthropy is an important part of their life.  If you are one of these people, chances are good that you wish to continue your philanthropic gifting after you are gone as well....

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Who Is the Trustee of My Living Trust?

By: Richard B. Schneider, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Wills and Trusts

Living trusts protect an estate from having to undergo a lengthy probate process. By setting up a living trust that details how your assets should be distributed and to whom they should go, you will...

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When Is an Oregon Estate Tax Return Due?

By: Richard B. Schneider, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Estate Taxes

Estate taxes in Oregon are separate from federal estate taxes, and the differing requirements can result in confusion if you are unaware of how the laws work. When someone dies, the individual’s tax returns must...

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What Is a Medicaid Waiver?

By: Richard B. Schneider, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Medicaid Planning

A Medicaid waiver is an agreement or special program that lets a state waive a requirement or procedure in order to provide care in a way that is different from what is expected. The care...

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Who Decides If Someone Is Incapacitated?

By: Richard B. Schneider, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Estate Planning

In order to have someone placed under the care of a guardian or conservator, that person must be declared to be incapacitated. This is not something the legal system takes lightly because an adult guardianship...

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