One of the most important aspects of estate planning is drafting a will or trust. Collin T. Edmonds is a wills and trusts attorney in Central Oregon here to help you develop a plan that reflects your wishes. If you pass away without a will or trust in place, Oregon law determines how your assets are distributed. With a will or trust in place, you decide how your property is managed and distributed after your death. You must follow Oregon state laws when establishing a will or a trust and mistakes along the way would result in an invalidated document and hardships for your loved ones.
Plan ahead with skilled legal guidance from a wills and trusts lawyer with offices in Bend, Redmond and Prineville. When you need a will or trust drafted, Collin delivers sound advice and guidance to help you understand the process including what you can and cannot do with each one. Wills can be used to distribute property to your beneficiaries as well as for the appointment of guardians and conservators for your minor children.
A will also includes the appointment of an executor (aka a personal representative) to manage your estate after your death. A trust may be necessary for large complicated estates or for people who wish to avoid probate entirely. Trusts also can distribute your assets to your chosen beneficiaries and can operate over a long period of time. In some cases, it is important to have both a trust and a will drafted.
Collin T. Edmonds works with Central Oregonians to draft wills and establish trusts. Planning ahead with a trusts and wills lawyer can help avoid probate or make it easier for your family to navigate one after your death to distribute your assets as you wish. Contact Collin to schedule a legal consultation about drafting your will or trust.
I am a professional fiduciary in Central Oregon and have been working in the legal community here for over 28 years. I have worked with Collin on several probate and guardianship/conservatorship matters. He is always responsive to my questions and highly effective in getting the results I need for my business. He is also just an all-around good person! I highly recommend him for his legal services!
"I am from Hawaii and I worked with Collin on a probate matter in Oregon for my in-laws. Collin was very supportive, always in contact with us, easy to work with, and had very helpful, clear and understandable explanations. I highly recommend him and I would use him again."