Estate Planning Protects Your Assets, Aspirations & Loved Ones
Estate planning and estate administration is our specialty - the only areas of law that our firm practices, allowing us to excel at finding best solutions for all kinds of estate planning scenarios.
Sarah Wolf and her legal assistants, Mary Roosa and Lani Kimoto, bring over 47 years of combined legal experience and professionalism to help you carry out your wishes in life as well as after. Team Wolf is on the pulse of changing laws, ready to chart a sound course for achieving your estate planning goals.
Sarah Wolf's law career began two decades ago in Douglas County Courthouse as Deputy District Attorney. Her next job was in her favorite area of law: estate planning and administration. She's focused exclusively in this area ever since, opening and closing thousands of cases in Oregon.
Areas of Practice
Wills are the best known aspect of estate planning. A will directs the distribution of our assets after our death and preempts state laws that would otherwise direct how our assets would be distributed.
Guardianships & conservatorships
If you have a special needs adult, we will help you prepare for unforeseen circumstances by setting up a guardianship for care. Similarly, financial care, if needed, requires a conservatorship. This can be the same person as guardian or a different person. We can prepare these documents allowing you to protect your loved one.
Executing or probating a will upon someone's death is a court-directed series of several events. We specialize in probating wills, i.e., assisting you, the Executor, in accomplishing the tasks necessary to get your legal responsibilities finalized and assets distributed in a timely manner.
powers of attorney
Under Oregon law, someone must have special authority to act for another person. Being a spouse or relative does not grant authority. This special authority is almost always created by a document of some kind. We will assist you in customizing a document so that it is in place before help is needed.
TRUSTS & Administration
There are many reasons to set up trusts. Maybe you've heard horror stories about the court probate process and expense. In Oregon, and especially in Douglas County, cost of probate is much less than in states like California where living trusts originated. We will help you determine whether the benefits of a living trust outweigh the costs in your particular circumstances.
If you already have estate planning documents in place, a periodic review may be prudent, especially if you move to a new state. A review can protect you should changes in the law require updates to your document(s) and inform you of other possible estate planning options that may be available.
Sarah and her legal assistant are happy to travel to your home if it's difficult for you to make the trip to our office.
We offer an initial consultation with Sarah that typically lasts between1and 2 hours for $150. This is an opportunity for you to tell her important facts about your needs and to ask questions.
Call us at (541) 671-2500, or use the form below to contact us.
Appointments may also be available after hours and on weekends.
Our lobby with choice of elevator or stairs. Our office is on the 3rd floor of The Pacific Building,Roseburg, Oregon.
Go right off the elevator. Here's your view on the 3rd floor - our door is on the left, just after you pass the red fire extinguisher sitting on the shelf.
You've arrived at our door - come on in!
Lani will likely be the first to greet you and direct you to the proper person according to your needs.
Our conference room where we meet with you. Have a seat, we'll be right with you. Would you like tea, coffee, water?