Distracted Driving Law Goes Into Effect Next Week

Oregon’s new distracted driving law goes into effect on October 1, 2017, which will make it easier for police to cite drivers who are using cellphones (and other electronic devices) behind the wheel.  Drivers will be prohibited from using any phone functions that require holding the device or touching it for more than a single swipe or press of a button. Here are some quick ...
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Don’t “Ghost” Your Lawyer

When it comes to working with a lawyer, it can be a very personal relationship.  Often a lawyer learns a lot of private information and it can be difficult and emotional to work with them throughout a legal matter.  This can sometimes be uncomfortable for clients - and sometimes it is easier to avoid talking to your lawyer for a little bit. That is completely understandable....
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What Not to Wear – To Court

Person in Bunny Costume Walking Away from Camera
Going to court can be a nerve wracking experience, especially for people who have never been inside a courthouse before.  It is important to keep in mind that it is important to make as good of an impression as possible, which means that you should consider what you are going to wear for your court appearance.  While attorneys often appear in suits, it may not be necessary for ...
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What is a Sweetheart Will?

Romantic partners, particularly married couples, often engage in estate planning together with a common set of goals in mind.  A major goal is almost always to make sure that a surviving spouse is taken care of financially when the first spouse passes away. A “sweetheart will” describes a will where a person leaves all of their assets outright to their spouse.  After one spo...
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