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A Comprehensive Estate Plan Protects Those You Love

At Law Offices of Dean C. Werst, we have more than 35 years of experience handling estate and probate matters. Estate planning is designed to help clients avoid the time and cost of probate, minimize exposure to unnecessary estate taxes, and prevent unnecessary family conflict. Through careful estate planning measures, we help clients plan for the future and protect their family.

Protecting Your Assets and Your Welfare

When people think about estate planning, they typically think of wills and trusts. While wills and trusts are invaluable, a comprehensive estate plan will also incorporate a power of attorney and advance directive. These documents provide necessary protection in the event of an unexpected accident or illness.

A durable power of attorney designates an individual who has the legal authority to make key decisions about your affairs in the event that you become incapable of making those decisions for yourself. An advance directive — sometimes called a living will - communicates your medical care preferences to avoid confusion if you are later unable to communicate your preferences due to severe illness or incapacity.

Our firm offers comprehensive estate planning measures, including:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Durable powers of attorney
  • Advance directives
  • Revocable living trusts
  • Irrevocable life insurance trusts

We also provide probate and trustee instruction services and assist clients with funding of their trusts.

Home Visits and Affordable Consultations

For your convenience, we offer home visits. Affordable consultations are available. Our goal is to be as informative as possible while offering the accessibility that clients require. Free parking is available at our conveniently located office in West Linn, Oregon.

Contact Us

To schedule your consultation with an estate planning lawyer at our firm, call 503-342-2389, or contact us by e-mail.