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Temporary Power of Attorney for Child Care

In Oregon, there is a law that allows a parent to grant temporary authority to another adult so they can care for their child. The parent or legal guardian needs to complete a power of attorney form. The power of attorney does not give the person caring for the child any permanent rights, such as the right to consent to marriage or the adoption of the child. A parent or legal guardian is merely delegating their authority to someone else for a limited amount of time.
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Ethical Will in Oregon – Your values, beliefs, and life lessons

Ethical wills are letters or statements of your values, beliefs, hopes for the future, and learned life lessons that you want to communicate to others. It can be addressed to one person, or more than one. And, it can be written at any stage in life. Ethical wills have been around for centuries even if the term itself is relatively new. As part of your estate planning process, your attorney may help you write an ethical will by serving as a facilitator.
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What are emblements?

Similar or related to the term “fructus naturales”, the word emblements refers to the agricultural produce, or crops, cultivated by a tenant. Those crops legally belong to the tenant of the land. The tenant retains the right to harvest the crops as they are deemed to be the owner of the crops. The doctrine of emblements allows a farmer the right to reap and remove the crops even if they lose title to or a leasehold on the land on which the crops were grown.
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Transfer on Death Deeds – An Estate Planning Tool in Oregon

A transfer on death deed (TODD) is a relatively new form of deed that can be recorded in Oregon. The TOD deed is used to designate the recipient of real property, such as homes, land, and buildings, to receive it after the owner dies. There are other ways to make this kind of a beneficiary designation for real estate, such as through a Last Will and Testament or a Revocable Living Trust, and a transfer on death deed is just another option to consider.
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How SupportHound helps with spousal support calculations in Oregon

How SupportHound helps with spousal support calculations in Oregon

SupportHound is online software that analyzes case facts and compares them to similar cases throughout Oregon. Before SupportHound, lawyers were limited to reviewing the results from cases decided by the Appeals Courts only. For the first time, we can now compare and contrast rulings at the trial level, greatly expanding our reference points and allowing us to take into consideration regional differences.
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