Oregon Elder Law: Elder law, estate planning, and probate in plain language
This lightly edited collection of posts from Orrin R. Onken's, Oregon Elder Law blog addresses the questions clients most often ask lawyers who practice elder law in Oregon. Written in plain language, the book gives honest practical answers about wills and trusts, powers of attorney, and the court proceedings used to protect disabled elders. The articles discuss in detail the lawyers, the professionals, and the government agencies that interact in the legal proceedings that precede the appointment of a guardian or conservator for an adult. In addition to discussions of estate planning, joint accounts, trusts, and probate, the articles explain where elder law lawyers come from, how they get paid, how to choose one, and how to scare one away from your case. Mr. Onken explains the role of lawyers and the court as well as the role of state and federal agencies. He explains the job of court visitor and provides a rare look at the professional fiduciaries who make a living taking care of disabled elders. Orrin Onken is an elder law lawyer who practices in Fairview, Oregon and maintains the Oregon Elder Law blog (blog.orolaw.com) as a service to his elders and their families.