Right to Cure

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 [...]

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Joint Tenancy Accounts

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 [...]

How Do I Do a Small Probate Affidavit?

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 [...]

A Basic Will

This is the first of several blogs concerning estate planning. We will cover basic wills and trusts as well as power of attorneys and advanced health care directives. A [...]

Lien Filing Services in Washington or Oregon

Lien Filing Services in Washington or Oregon If you find that your construction company files numerous liens in Washington or Oregon you may consider hiring a lien filing [...]

Power of Attorney vs. Advanced Health Care Directive

One question I often get asked is: What is the difference between a power of attorney and an advanced health care directive? A power of attorney is a document that gives [...]

Pre-Lien Notice

Pre-Lien Notice A common question that I get asked is whether a contractor needs to give notice before filing a lien. The answer is yes. Any contractor performing work on [...]

Washington’s New Adverse Possession Law

Washington’s New Adverse Possession Law Recently, Washington adopted RCW 7.28.083 which allows the court to award the prevailing parting in an adverse possession claim [...]

Attorney Fees on Bond Claims

Attorney Fees on Bond Claims As I indicated in previous posts, if you are a homeowner and file suit against a contractor in Washington, you can attach their contractor’s [...]


Back to Articles List My clients often bring me easements to review. If an easement is recorded and runs with the land it will be enforceable no matter how old it is. Some [...]

Real Estate Purchase & Sale Agreements

Back to Articles List I often get calls from prospective clients looking to close a real estate transaction without a realtor. Typically, the seller has already found a [...]