Protecting Assets, Interests & Loved Ones
Estate planning is our specialty - the only area of law that we practice. We bring over 37 years of combined legal experience and professionalism to your side.
Sarah Wolf's law career began in Douglas County as Deputy District Attorney before she quickly settled into her favorite area of law, estate planning and administration, where she enjoys assisting clients in protecting their loved ones and assets.
Sarah and team are on the pulse of changing laws, ready to assist you in navigating the legal system to chart a sound course for achieving your estate planning goals.
Get in touch to set up a consultation, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to inquire whether Sarah's services are right for you.
Areas of Practice
Wills are the best known aspect of estate planning; the documents that direct our possessions after death. If your estate is complex, you may be better served with an additional document or two. We can help you decide the best options for your particular circumstances.
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 a living trust is practical in your 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.
Use the form below to contact us regarding your legal inquiry. To help us best serve you, tell us what you want to achieve. You may also call us to make an appointment, (541) 671-2500
We offer an initial consultation that typically lasts between1and 2 hours for $150. This is an opportunity for you to tell us important facts about your needs, values, priorities, and to ask questions.
If you are physically unable to come to our office, we may be able to travel to meet with you at your location. Let us know of your circumstances and we'll accommodate to the best of our ability.
Appointments may also be available after hours and on weekends.