June 10, 2020

Wondering how to go about planning your estate during this time of social distancing? The attorneys are Fitzwater Law are here to help.

Do I have to come into the office to get my estate plan started?

You may be surprised to learn that much of the estate planning pro...

June 4, 2020

Q: What is the Advance Directive?
A: The Advance Directive is a legal document that allows you to make your health care wishes, including end of life decisions, known if you are unable to speak for yourself .


Q: Do I really need an Advance Directive?

A: An Advance Dire...

May 20, 2020

Question: Should I just use Legal Zoom to
prepare my Will or Trust?

Answer: No. While generalized electronic forms (like those offered through companies like Legal Zoom) offer the obvious advantage of cost savings, in many instances these documents are not the best op...

March 31, 2020

Fitzwater Law is open and ready to help you with your estate planning!

During this challenging time we know how important your family is to you and you worry about what would happen if your wishes were not in place.  Fitzwater Law is here to help.  We are offering exp...

January 23, 2020

The SECURE Act was passed into law at the end of 2019 and went into effect on January 1, 2020. The SECURE Act makes sweeping changes to the rules for distributions from retirement plans.  First, the age that an owner of a retirement plan must start withdrawing the...

January 7, 2020

President Trump has signed a spending bill that makes major changes to retirement plans. The new law is designed to provide more incentives to save for retirement, but it may require workers to rethink some of their planning. 

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June 19, 2019

How Can I Provide For My Pet´s Future?

We share a special bond with our animal companions. Our pets rely on us for food, shelter, and companionship, and in return shower us with unconditional love and affection. How can you make sure that your cat is well cared for if...

June 7, 2019

“Should I add a family member or trusted friend to my bank account?” Providing someone with the authority to access your account means they could manage your financial affairs if you were to be hospitalized or become incapacitated. However, it’s important to know the p...

June 4, 2019

Did you know Oregon has a new Advance Directive form? 
An Advance Directive is a legal form that is helpful in safeguarding your health care wishes. It allows you to name a person to make medical decisions, if you are unable to make those decisions yourself. It also al...

May 15, 2019

How frequently you should review your estate plan depends on how old you are and whether there has been a significant change in your circumstances. If you are over age 60 and you haven't updated your estate plan in many decades, it's almost certain that you need to upd...

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