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NW Estate Law, LLC

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Beaverton, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington Estate Planning Law Firm

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Can I Get My Ex’s Social Security Benefits?

If you’re thinking hard about your Social Security claiming strategy, there may be one aspect you've overlooked. If you're divorced, you may be able to receive Social Security benefits based on your ex-spouse’s work record.
11/11/23 • by: NW Estate Law, LLC
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Meet Our New Attorney

NW Estate Law, LLC is excited to introduce our new attorney, Paul Lemieux. Paul will assist clients with estate planning, probate, probate, and trust administration in Oregon. He is a graduate of Willamette School of Law where he focused on Estate Planning and Elder Law. He has lived in the Hillsboro suburb of Portland, Oregon […]
10/20/23 • by: NW Estate Law, LLC
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Leonard Cohen’s Trust Administration Issues

Leonard Cohen had been burned before. So, in the years before his death in 2016, the “Hallelujah” singer and poet worked to secure most of his multi-million dollar estate for the benefit of his heirs — who are now fighting for total control of the Canadian musician’s assets, The Post has learned.
02/28/23 • by: NW Estate Law, LLC
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No Inheritance Tax for King Charles III

King Charles III has ascended to the U.K. throne, but he won't have to pay the U.K.'s inheritance tax on the massive wealth he inherits from his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II. That's because of a deal the royals made with the government nearly 30 years ago.
10/10/22 • by: NW Estate Law, LLC
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Oregon State Bar Advanced Elder Law CLE

08/26/22 • by: NW Estate Law, LLC
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Oregon Memorial Association Annual Meeting

08/26/22 • by: NW Estate Law, LLC
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Oregon HealthCare Association Conference

08/26/22 • by: NW Estate Law, LLC
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Should You Be a Personal Representative?

Only you know your capacity and willingness to serve, or the degree of need expressed by the person asking you. However, it should help to know first that if you do decide to accept, there can be help out there and second there are standard procedures and practices you can follow.
07/19/22 • by: NW Estate Law, LLC
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The 12-Month Exclusion Period for the CARES Act Payment may Impact Services.

In the past couple years the federal government issued a series of checks under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Securities (CARES) Act. You could have received them either as a direct deposit, a check, or on a debit card. If you applied for Medicaid (or had a redetermination), you might have been asked about […]
03/15/22 • by: NW Estate Law, LLC
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What if I don’t feel comfortable asking my spouse for information because we are having problems?

Medicaid in Oregon requires a married couple apply for long-term care Medicaid even only one is seeking benefits. Assets are viewed collectively – no matter which spouse’s name the asset is held individually or jointly. There are times when a person must reach (or attempt to reach) his or her spouse even if they have […]
03/02/22 • by: NW Estate Law, LLC
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Client Success Stories

Mount Hood Senior Solutions
February 7, 2022.
We value and appreciate all of their hard work. Always a pleasure to work with! Communicates effectively and in a timely manner. Highly recommend
Nicole Lu
December 7, 2020.
We used Meredith for our estate planning and cohabitation contract recently after we bought a house. She was very responsive, very Covid aware/safe and lovely to work with.
Daniel Lee
January 7, 2020.
We had a great experience working with Meredith when putting together our estate planning documentation. She was always professional and courteous, explaining legal concepts and terminology in a way that was straightforward for us to understand. Meredith was responsive and open to answering our questions so we could fully evaluate different options. She provided sound recommendations for us to consider based on our current position and point in life. Even given the gravity and importance of the estate planning process, Meredith put us at ease and made us feel comfortable coming to decisions and documenting outcomes that work best for us. We intend to work with Meredith for future needs that we may have, and would highly recommend working with her to others.
Floyd Frick
March 28, 2019.
The best! .... I used Meredith to get me thru an estate settlement. It went smooth. Thanks.
Christine Borchert
August 9, 2018.
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1865 NW 169th Place, Suite 202
Beaverton, Oregon 97006

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