November 19, 2019

Fitzwater Law is pleased to announce that Partner Melanie Marmion has been nominated into The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).

ACTEC is an organization of lawyers and law professors who have been nominated by their peers for their skills and experience in estate planning, probate procedure, and administration of trusts and estates. To become an ACTEC member, a lawyer must have been practicing probate and trust law or estate planning for at least 10 years, while having made su...

November 18, 2019

Theressa Hollis spoke to the Oregon City community this weekend about all things estate planning. Her presentation was open to the public at no charge and everyone was welcome to ask questions. Theressa spoke mainly on the explanation of Wills and Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Advance Directives.

Theressa is one of the partners at Fitzwater Law and has been practicing elder law and estate planning for more than 19 years. Her practice emphasizes legal issues unique to the elderly and their fam...

November 11, 2019

Making sure your end-of-life wishes are followed no matter where you happen to be is important. If you move to a different state or split your time between one or more states, you should make sure your advance directive is valid in all the states you frequent.

An advance directive gives instructions on the kind of medical care you would like to receive should you become unable to express your wishes yourself, and it often designates someone to make medical decisions for you. Each state has its...

November 4, 2019

Emily Hogan will be speaking at Rose Villa Senior Living today on planned giving, charitable giving, and how each of us can leave a legacy.

Emily is a frequent speaker on the topics of estate planning, probate, and special needs planning, having done presentations for many senior living facilities, women’s financial groups, family groups, Union Associations, Veteran’s Association groups, Brokerage services, and the Oregon State Bar Association. You could say she has a passion for teaching!


October 28, 2019

At the 4th Annual Attorney General Rosenblum’s Elder Abuse Conference this week Wes Fitzwater will be conducting a workshop called “From Friend to Fiduciary: Understanding Fiduciary Duties.”

This comprehensive conference ​features more than 10 hours of in-depth training from experts especially for law ​enforcement, ​district ​attorneys, ​deputy ​district ​attorneys, ​​Adult ​Protective ​Services, ​medical ​professionals, ​and ​individuals ​employed ​by ​federal, ​state ​or ​local ​government.


October 23, 2019

Guardian Partners held its Annual Partners Party October 16. At the party Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum was honored with an award for Outstanding Leadership recognizing her dedication to preventing and addressing elder abuse and exploitation.  Theressa Hollis, Guardian Partners Board President, had the privilege of presenting the award.

Ms. Rosenblum and the hard-working people of the Oregon Department of Justice are taking strong steps to address and prevent the growing epidemic of eld...

September 30, 2019

Shauna Haney's compassion and can-do attitude make her an excellent estate planning and administration attorney. Her highest priority is helping clients feel heard, respected, and cared for. 

Shauna is a Penn State grad and her family has lived in Oregon for three generations. She continues Fitzwater Law’s tradition of public service by volunteering at the local senior center to help elders plan their estates and untangle legal problems.

For more information on Shauna, click here.

September 12, 2019

Emily Hogan and Christopher Ray will be speaking about "Planning For Your Family's Future" at the Edwards Center on September 16, 2019. Questions about Estate Planning, ABLE Accounts, Special Needs Trusts and Guardianship/Conservatorships will be answered. 

If you would like to join, please contact Megan Evanson at 503.466.2171 x 106.

The Edwards Center mission is to "enhance the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities by helping them reach their highest potential through tra...

September 10, 2019

The time has come and your child is off to college. We know it can be hard to let go and give them that newly found freedom after spending many years caring for your son or daughter.

Did you know that once your child turns 18, you will no longer be able to act on their behalf in financial transactions or health care decisions?

This means that you no longer have the right to get medical information. You also cannot access their bank accounts or receive any information from the college about their...

September 6, 2019

Join Fitzwater Law in honoring the Oregon Attorney General, Ellen Rosenblum, at the Partners Party benefiting the abuse prevention programs of Guardian Partners.

As the President of Guardian Partners Board, Theressa Hollis is happy to invite everyone to the Partners Party! Guardian Partners is a 501(c)(3) organization established in 2013. Its mission is to prevent abuse and increase quality of life for elders, adults with disabilities, and children under Guardianship care. They provide educatio...

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