Guardianships and conservatorships
to protect the health and wealth
of vulnerable elders.
Prosecution and defense in civil cases under Oregon's elder abuse
Planning for Death or Disability
Wills and Trusts in plain English
Powers of Attorney
Special Needs Trusts
Paying for Long Term Care
Income cap trusts
Orrin R. Onken - Elder Law Attorney
I am an elder law lawyer who represents Oregonians facing legal problems related to aging and death. Most of my practice involves appearing in Oregon's probate courts. I use the probate courts to establish guardianships and conservatorships for elders suffering from dementia. I help families administer trusts and estates after the death of a parent. I challenge wills and defend wills that are being challenged. I file cases against misbehaving trustees, and bring or defend cases brought under Oregon's financial elder abuse statutes.
When not in court, I use my probate experience to write practical plain-English wills and trusts. I meet with families to help them understand Medicaid and develop strategies to pay for long term care. I establish trusts that protect public benefits for the disabled, and advise families about safe methods for for managing the financial affairs of a disabled elder.