Estate Planning

We spend years building our legacy through our relationships and work, and yet most of us are reluctant to thoughtfully craft an estate plan to protect that legacy.


A well-designed estate plan is essential to protect your most cherished relationships and hard-earned assets, and ultimately saves significant money, time and stress. Frequent goals of estate planning are to protect assets for your children or loved ones, make life easier on those you love, avoid probate, avoid gift and estate taxes, and generally to leave the world a better place after your passing.

An intelligently designed estate plan will emphasize the relationships, assets, and causes most important to you, and will preserve family harmony during stressful and difficult times of incapacity or death. Unfortunately, many people neglect preparing (and maintaining) an estate plan, leaving behind an unintentional trail of unenforceable promises, poorly suited or undesirable gifts to now-distant family members or now-lost friends, family trauma and drama, muddled or unstated intentions, and stress and cost for those people they care about the most.

The attorneys at Breakwater Law are here to help. We will guide you through building an estate plan customized to your life and legacy, and help you maintain that estate plan over time so it grows with you and your changing circumstances.

Our services include (Oregon and Washington):

  • Wills
  • Protecting Assets for Children
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Estate Planning for Unmarried Partners
  • Gift and Estate Tax Planning
  • Revocable Trusts
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Advance Health Care Directives
  • Estate Planning for Spouses with Children from Prior Relationships
  • Charitable Planning
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Life Insurance Planning
  • Beneficiary Designations
  • Simplified Estate Plan Packages

Contact us today to make an appointment at
(503) 878-8948 or