Expert Probate Guidance Made Simple.

Evans & Associates is a leading and long established law firm specializing in probate, offering comprehensive and compassionate services to help ease the complexities of estate settlement in Salem, Oregon and the surrounding areas.

What Is Probate?

Probate is the court supervised administration of a deceased person’s estate, with the distribution of the deceased person’s assets (real or personal property) after paying all debts and taxes of the deceased, as directed by the person’s Will (testate estate) or by the laws of the State of Oregon (intestate estate).  The deceased person’s Will is the document that sets forth the person’s desires as to who should be appointed by the probate court to serve as the personal representative/executor of the estate, the guardian and/or conservator for minor children of the deceased, and/or serve as the trustee of any trust(s) created by the Will.  The Will may also provide for the instruction(s) for the distribution of the person’s real and personal property by the probate court after the payment of taxes and debts.


Assurance of Quality

Evans & Associates is committed to delivering compassionate, efficient, and  successful results for our clients. When you select our firm, you can rest assured that your probate matter is being handled by a skilled and experienced team of attorneys. We have a deep understanding of Oregon state law, the probate process and Will work with you to explore and explain the process of administration of an estate through the probate process. Elite Lawyer Badge
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When Is Probate Needed?

Probate is a necessary legal process that becomes required when an individual passes away with assets in their name, and without beneficiary instructions. It serves to ensure the orderly distribution of the deceased’s assets to the rightful heirs or beneficiaries. It helps make sure their assets go to the right people. It also helps solve any disputes about who should get what. By engaging the expertise of professionals, like Evans & Associates, we specialize in probate legal services, the family of the deceased can navigate this process efficiently, safeguard their loved one’s legacy, and find peace of mind during a challenging time.


What Does Probate Do?

Secure Land Ownership Transfer to Heirs

Clear title to land and/or transfer real property solely in the deceased’s name to the rightful heirs or beneficiaries.

Smooth Asset Transfer to Heirs

Transfer stocks, mutual funds, bonds, IRA accounts, and bank or savings accounts to the rightful heirs or beneficiaries.

Recover Money Owed To The Deceased

Collect debts owed to the deceased person.

Validating Deceased’s Will

Resolve any disputes about the validity of the deceased person’s Will.

Resolving Inheritance Disputes

Settle a dispute between people who claim they are entitled to assets of the deceased person.

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About Our Firm

At Evans & Associates, we are a longstanding law firm in the community with a strong focus on probate and estate planning. With our expertise and dedication, we strive to provide personalized and compassionate legal services to our clients. We prioritize clear communication, ensuring that you understand your legal options and feel supported throughout the process. Our long history, dating back to the 1960’s with the law firm Goodenough & Evans, and our expertise and values reflect our commitment to professionalism and integrity. We are here to assist you every step of the way.

Client Testimonials

“Roger is very thorough when working with estates. I have been working with him for years, and am impressed with his work and his attention to detail. He is able to sort out very complex matters. Cannot recommend him enough”

Macy S.

“I met with Roger after the death of my mother in-law who had no estate planning in place. Not only did Roger walk us through the process completely and provided a path forward for our family, he did so in a compassionate and empathetic way that helped with our grieving process.”

Eric N.

“Roger is a wealth of knowledge. With years of experience, and highly respected reputation, he’s your best choice of lawyers in Salem. He knows his stuff and gets the job done!”

Karie G.

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Evans & Associates

  • 675 Church Street NE
    Salem, OR 97301
  • (503) 585-2121
  • Monday – Friday: 8:30am to 5:00pm
    Saturday – Sunday: Closed

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