Bend Oregon Elder Law Attorney
De Alicante Law Group is a Bend Oregon Elder Law Attorney . Elder Law serves the important legal needs of our elderly clients and their families through our practice in guardianships, conservatorships, Medicaid planning (often requiring irrevocable fund transfers in order to qualify a person for government payments for adult residential living), and defending our elders against physical and financial abuse.
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De Alicante Law Group is a Bend Oregon Estate Planning Attorney
Our primary practice area is Estate Planning. We offer attorney directed estate planning services to thoughtfully plan the management, use and transfer of your estate for you and your loved ones through the use of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, medical and advance directives, and HIPPA waivers. We will ensure you do not overpay taxes. We will help you plan for the future in ways that will allow you to legally minimize your tax liability, whether that means taking advantage of lifetime giving plans, specialized trusts for high net worth or disabled individuals, participating in charitable gifting or several other lawful methods allowed by the Internal Revenue Code. To learn more about Estate Planning please click here.
Business Planning Legal Advice
Whether you are starting a new business, buying an existing business, or selling your business, you need solid, reputable advice on how best to meet your goals and protect you and your assets. We will customize a business structure that offers the best liability protection, the most freedom to operate without difficult administrative requirements, and with the best tax advantages possible. We will help you plan and represent your needs during your business formation, whether the best fit for you is an LLC, Partnership, S-Corporation, C-Corporation or Non-Profit Corporation. When you are buying or selling a business, we represent you during your purchase or sale transaction to meet your goals with the business transfer, ensure liability protection and tax planning (so you can legally pay less tax, not more), and provide continued throughout your business lifecycle.
When a person dies with assets that are to be administered under a will, or dies without even having a will, in most cases, the person’s estate (the combination of all of their assets) has to go through a court-administered process called probate. While probate serves a couple of good purposes, this process can be very long (at least 6 months, but often longer) and expensive. Probate makes the entire content of a person’s will public, as well as the value of their estate, the identities of the beneficiaries and what and how much they receive from the estate of the deceased. It is a court proceeding, so the estate ends up paying court filing fees, newspaper publication fees, attorney fees and sometimes a salary to the personal representative to usher the estate through the probate process.
De Alicante Law Group represents clients in the filing and administration of probate proceedings. While there are good alternatives to probate if a person does proper planning prior to their death, when the family finds themselves in a position of needing a probate attorney, De Alicante Law Group compassionately leads clients through that legal process to bring closure to their loved-ones estate. For more info on Probate, click here.
De Alicante Law Group has experience and expertise in assisting individuals and families with tax and charitable planning. Tax planning, including charitable gifting, can be set up as part of your revocable living trust planning, coming into existence at the time of your death, or as a stand-alone plan during your lifetime. With more significant assets, there are several other tools, including irrevocable trusts that can be utilized to minimize the impact of taxes on an estate. With frequent changes in the law, and significant differences in the law and tax structures of the State of Oregon and the Federal Government, tax planning needs to be done on a customized basis with each client in order to best meet the client’s needs and goals for their estate, as well as take advantage of State and Federal laws for allow clients to pay the least tax allowable that will still stay within their lifetime and estate planning goals.
Changes to the Law
When the law changes (as it often does), DLG puts its clients at the top of its list to keep them informed about the changes in the law that may affect their issues.
Understanding Your Legal Services
The Client is King! DLG will assure you understand the services you have receive, whatever the issue, whether or not you have documents to as a part of their legal services. We will ensure you fully understand the issues, considerations, and legal ramifications.
Whatever your needs, we will help you understand your options, counsel you on the pros and cons, and guide you through the legal process and documents to support you in making informed decisions.
Peace Of Mind
- Helping individuals, families, and business owners maintain control of their affairs, protect their families, preserve their assets, and save on taxes.
- Mindful about keeping legal costs affordable for clients
- Experienced, common sense, compassionate legal counsel tailored to your individual needs.
- Ensures clients understand all their options and helps them make informed decisions
- "When my husband became incapacitated, I knew how he wanted me to take care of him and when he died, I could concentrate on my grief work and not on paperwork. The trust remains a blessing."
- "It takes upfront effort to prepare a living trust and to work your way through the advance directives. Time and emotion. But, when my husband had a stroke, I was thankful to have all the details formalized. I could concentrate on his needs, not legal and financial paperwork."
- "Tony put together our living trust and advance directives. When my husband died suddenly, there were no awkward conversations with the step-children, no ownership transfers to process, no financial issues. I’m forever thankful for that."
De Alicante Law Group realizes that clients can’t always make it in to an attorney’s office to have their estate planning or other transactions done, whether because of a disability, illness or other limiting factor.
When clients are unable to come to our offices, we will come to you.