Don’t Forget Lucky! – Estate Planning with Pets

Wills, trusts, advance directives, and other estate planning documents are things we frequently handle at Conway Law. When individuals consider making important decisions for their care and care for their loved ones after their death, their pet’s well-being often comes to mind. Thankfully, there are many options available to people to include their pets in … Read More

What are Psychiatric Advance Directives in Oregon?

Oregon’s Declaration for Mental Health Treatment (ORS 127.736) is the Oregon form for a Psychiatric Advance Directive (PAD). It allows people who suffer from a mental illness with severe episodic occurrences to express their wishes for health care treatment and personal affairs during a time when they are able to clearly make those decisions. Oregon … Read More

Right to Cure

ORS 701.565 states that a homeowner may not file a claim for construction defects against a contractor unless the homeowner first completes the right-to-cure procedure set out in the statue. This procedure includes sending a written notice of defect to the contractor outlining each defect, how the homeowner believes each defect should be cured, any … Read More

Joint Tenancy Accounts

A joint tenancy account with a right of survivorship is a great estate planning tool. Essentially, all assets in the account pass to the surviving co-owner of the account on the death of the other co-owner. Joint tenancy accounts pass outside of probate. This means that you do not have to start or be a … Read More

How Do I Do a Small Probate Affidavit?

A small probate affidavit is a fast and inexpensive method of probating an estate. Instead of petitioning the court for a probate and drafting numerous pleadings and notices, an executor may simply mail notice to heirs then sign an affidavit and he or she can then administer the estate. As the name suggests, the estate … Read More