Elder Law and Estate Planning

While estate planning lays the foundation for a client’s desires for their family and assets after death, elder law attorneys focus on preserving assets and obtaining medical care when a client becomes elderly or incapacitated. Planning for long-term care or qualifying for Medicaid can be a daunting task especially when a client has assets in…

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Guardianship / Conservatorship

Some clients reach out to us when a family member or spouse becomes physically or mentally disabled and unable to manage their own affairs.  A guardianship and/or conservatorship can help transfer control of financial and/or medical decisions to a responsible individual. Our firm is experienced in representation involving protected persons and can assist clients in…

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Estate Litigation

Mr Mishkin’s Trust and Estate Litigation Practice is widely recognized as being among the most distinguished, experienced and successful practices in the field of trusts, estates and conservatorships within Oregon.Mr. Mishkin serves client from offices in Portland, Bend and West Linn. Many law firms involved in trust and estate litigation assign these cases to attorneys who are fundamentally estate planners…

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Charitable Planning

Oregonians are known for their generosity to others. Many of our clients incorporate charitable giving into their everyday lives. However, charitable giving can also serve as a fundamental component of a client’s estate plan. For instance, when a client places appreciated securities and/or real estate into a charitable trust, it eliminates the potential capital gains…

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Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples

While same-sex marriages are recognized in Oregon, same-sex marriage rights are still a relatively recent development within the United States. When it comes to estate planning for same-sex couples, there are unique challenges for couples who previously entered into domestic partnerships or civil unions. Generally, to receive recognition from the IRS and the majority of…

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Planning for Blended Families

Statistics demonstrate that approximately half of all marriages end in divorce and almost half of new marriages include at least one spouse who had been previously married. As a result, a tremendous number of blended families exist (families that include children from a previous marriage of one spouse or both). Estate planning for such clients…

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Digital Assets Estate Planning

The rapid advance of technology has resulted in substantial portions of clients’ business and personal data being stored in digital formats. Many individuals do not perceive the value and extent of their digital records, and the potential for financial or sentimental loss if these assets become inaccessible. A well-drafted estate plan should address the management…

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