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  • The Smart Divorce

    by Jaye Wickham Taylor Disclaimer Thinking of filing for divorce? Here are some ideas to help you make the whole process faster, cheaper, and less stressful for all: Pointers for litigants with lawyers: Family law is much more complicated than ever before. Choose a lawyer who has skills to match your goals. Custody disputes? Complicated […]

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  • State Estate Taxes Matter!

    By Rob Le Chevallier Disclaimer Pay attention to State Estate taxes. Oregon has an estate tax of 10% to 16% for residents who have over $1.0 million in assets. The Washington estate tax is indexed for inflation and the 2016 exemption  starts at $2,079,000  but the rate jumps higher– 10 to 19%. Consider making gifts!  […]

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  • New Years Resolutions for Your Business

    With the start of each new year, many of us make New Year’s resolutions to improve ourselves, whether that includes the resolve to eat healthier, lose weight, and/or exercise more. How about making some resolutions for your business for the New Year? Here are 10 possible that come to my mind: 1. Work on a […]

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  • 10 Estate Planning Tips in the Event of a Disaster!

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    By Rob Le Chevallier Disclaimer The recent article about the big quake that is coming for the Northwest created anxieties for some Oregonians. It led to stocking up on bottled water, seismic upgrades for residences, and refreshed tsunami evacuation plans at the Oregon coast. I often talk to clients about who should inherit their estate […]

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  • Buckley Law Attorney Rob Le Chevallier Published in GGI Estate Planning Newsletter

    Estate Planning Tips by Rob Le Chevallier

    Buckley Law attorney Rob Le Chevallier offered some Estate Planning tips to members of the Geneva Group International community on page 13 of the Fall issue of their GGI “FYI: Trust & Estate Planning News” publication. Titled “Ten Estate Planning Ideas for 2015,” Le Chevallier offered ways to help people provide for their loved ones […]

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  • Buckley Law Attorney Richard Mario Published in GGI Real Estate Newsletter

    Richard Mario article about Marijuana and Cannabis

    Attorney Richard Mario wrote an article featured in the Geneva Group International’s (GGI) Fall 2015 issue of Real Estate News. Titled “Federal Law Prohibits the Possession of Any Amount of Cannabis (MJ),”  Mario’s article explains the pitfalls of Marijuana laws from a federal perspective, despite the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana on state-wide levels. […]

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  • Preparing An Oregon Advance Directive

    Advance Directives are used to appoint health care representatives and to make end of life choices.  It is my practice to go through the advance directive with clients when signing their wills or trusts.   I don’t think it’s an easy form to fill out and clients need to understand what life support and tube feeding […]

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  • Ten Estate Planning Ideas for 2015

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    Estate planning is a necessary part of life that many people choose to put off until they are older, but Rob Le Chevallier, an estate planning attorney at Buckley Law in Oregon, offers 10 great ideas for ensuring that you get your affairs in order and provide for your loved ones: 1. Name your spouse […]

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  • Your Legacy at Facebook: What happens when someone dies?

    by Rob Le Chevallier Disclaimer Nowadays, a person’s estate is much more complex than in the “old days.”  People have investments, collections, real estate, and, now, digital assets to consider as part of an estate.  For example, Facebook now allows you to name a person called a “Legacy Contact,” to manage parts of your Facebook […]

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  • Oregon Wine 101: Basic primer on Oregon’s wine industry – Part 3

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    What is Wine Law? Why is Wine Law important to the Oregon wine industry? by Charlie Harrell Disclaimer Wine Law is not a specialized practice of law, such Intellectual Property (Patent) law or Bankruptcy law.  Vineyards and wineries are, in their basic form, agricultural businesses and they generally have the same legal needs as other […]

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