February 26, 2020

Fitzwater Law is located in Portland, Oregon, often working in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties. Don’t let our location fool you, we have many clients across the state including in Marion, Polk, Lane, Coos, Columbia and Union counties. Fitzwater Law is dedicated to helping clients all over Oregon with their legal needs. Our nine attorneys provide friendly, responsive, and high-quality legal counsel for estate planning, special needs, probate, guardianship/conservatorship, a...

February 21, 2020

What is an EPPDAPA Restraining Order?
 

How Do I request an EPPDAPA Restraining Order?

The Office of the State Court Administrator has prepared instructions and forms for persons seeking a restraining order under EPPDAPA. The forms can be accessed here: EPPDAPA Form.

The filing of a Petition begins the process for requesting a Restraining Order. The Petition must be filed in either the county where you live (or for Guardian Petitioners, the county where the elderly/disabled person lives) or th...

February 21, 2020

What is an EPPDAPA Restraining Order?
 

EPPDAPA stands for Elderly Persons and Persons with Disabilities Abuse Prevention Act. This Oregon Act provides a process where an Elderly Person or a Person with Disabilities can request from the court a restraining order against a person who is threatening or abusing the elderly/disabled person. 
 

A Restraining Order is an order from the court that stops a person from threatening or abusing an elderly/disabled person, and requires the abuser to stay away...

February 6, 2020

This checklist is intended to outline several basic steps you can take prior to meeting with an attorney. This checklist is not exhaustive and should not be substituted for proper legal advice from an experienced probate attorney.

1. Funeral Arrangements.
Make funeral arrangements; request certified death certificates from funeral provider.

2. Estate Planning Documents.
Locate estate planning documents (Will, Codicils, Trust, Trust Amendments).

3. Keys.
Locate keys for home, automobiles, safe d...

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