Oregon Advance Directive Clinic — Live Webinar

THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2020 at 3PM PDT The COVID-19 pandemic raises unthinkable questions and “what if” scenarios previously ignored or avoided, such as:  What if I am hospitalized and do not have [...]

The Basics of a Good Estate Plan

I. Form of Ownership. A good estate plan should include a review of how your assets are titled.  The form of ownership can affect the availability of estate tax exemptions, creditors’ rights, and [...]

Moratorium on IRS Guidance: What’s next?

At a conference in New York sponsored by the Practicing Law Institute on February 13, 2017, Treasury and IRS officials discussed two new Trump administration policy changes limiting substantive [...]

The Future of the Federal Estate, Gift and Generation-Skipping Transfer Taxes

Under the current federal transfer tax system, there is a 40% tax on estates of individuals dying with more than $5.49 million in assets. Gifts made during lifetime are added to transfers at [...]

Stopping the Clock – Fixed Fee Billing

We started Catalyst, in part, to experiment with innovations in law practice.  We want to practice law in ways that are better for clients and better for the lawyers serving them.  In that [...]

Your Five-Step Family Legal Plan

To help more families have the peace of mind that comes with having a family legal plan in place, we’re offering a sliding-scale, flat-fee group estate planning process for qualified [...]

Family Legal Planning: Info Session & Happy Hour

On July 14th, 2016, join us for an opportunity to learn what's possible and within reach for your family legal planning.

Estate Planning For Families: How We Work

Learn about Catalyst Law Estate Planning Services

Estate Planning for Families: Time & Money

Common Reason #3: I do not have enough time or enough money to hire an estate planning lawyer. Q: How much do you pay your financial planner on an annual basis? A: You either pay by the hour, or [...]

Estate Planning for Families: Death & Dying

Common Reason #2: I do not want to contemplate my own death It is difficult to think about one’s own demise, but whether you plan for it or not, eventually someone will need to sort out your [...]

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