Stan Butterfield P.C., Attorney at Law

Advantages Of Aging

Posted by Stan Butterfield on March 31, 2016

Dallas, Oregon probate lawyer, Stan Butterfield, discusses some of the benefits of aging. … read more

Fear and Embarrassment Makes Elder Abuse Under Reported

Posted by Stan Butterfield on March 15, 2016

Probate attorney, Stan Butterfield, discusses the need to help the elderly reveal instances of elder abuse and how Oregon is addressing the problem. … read more

High Hopes For The Blue Garden Cafe In Dallas, Oregon

Posted by Stan Butterfield on February 23, 2016

Probate lawyer Stan Butterfield talks about the imminent re-opening of the Blue Garden Cafe in Dallas, Oregon … read more

Why Does Probate Take So Long?

Posted by Stan Butterfield on February 16, 2016

  The Typical Timeline In Oregon, the average probate case takes anywhere from ten months to a year and commonly even longer. You may be wondering why it would take so long to finish up a person’s financial affairs when they die.  So let me take a minute to briefly describe the process to make … read more

What Is A Power Of Attorney?

Posted by Stan Butterfield on February 8, 2016

A brief description of what a power of attorney is and how they can help or harm you. Because Stan Butterfield, the author, is a probate lawyer in Dallas, Oregon, some of this information is specific to Oregon. … read more

Could You Serve As Guardian For Someone In Oregon?

Posted by Stan Butterfield on February 3, 2016

How courts in Oregon decide who should be appointed as guardians and whether you would likely qualify is discussed by probate attorney Stan Butterfield from Dallas, Oregon. … read more

Best Law Firms In Dallas, Oregon

Posted by Stan Butterfield on January 29, 2016

Probate lawyer Stan Butterfield gives a short review of the best law firms in Dallas, Oregon describing the kind of law each firm practices and their respective strengths. … read more

Guardianship Vs. Power of Attorney in Oregon

Posted by Stan Butterfield on January 12, 2016

What is the difference between a guardianship and a power of attorney? Both involve what is known as “substituted decision making.” In both instances a person is appointed to act in the best interests of another person who can no longer act prudently, but there are distinct differences too. Durable Power of Attorney First of … read more

How To Avoid Probate In Oregon

Posted by Stan Butterfield on January 8, 2016

  There are a number of things that you can do to avoid probate. Before I talk about those things specifically though, can I first say, probate is not that bad if you aren’t able to avoid it. During the 1980’s and to some degree into the 1990’s there were a lot of television commercials … read more

Wills vs. Trusts In Oregon

Posted by Stan Butterfield on January 4, 2016

What are the differences between wills and trusts and what makes one desirable over the other? As with most legal questions the answer on what is desirable depends on your individual circumstances. Wills Wills are generally less expensive than creating a trust. A will is a much less complex document for a lawyer to prepare. … read more