Portland Office

(503) 345-0652 Office
(503) 488 5972 Fax


1500 S.W. 1st Ave., Suite 800
Portland, Oregon 97201

Probate Law

Probate is the process of passing the assets of a deceased person to his or her legatees and heirs, after the payment of creditors. The lawyers of James Oberholtzer, Chartered represent personal representatives and beneficiaries in the probate process in Illinois and Oregon. A significant part of our probate practice is assisting out of state beneficiaries with Illinois & Oregon probate matters.

Philosophically, the Firm believes "it is a gift to be simple" and strives for the virtues of a simple solution with the rare exception where complexity serves an essential purpose.

Our probate services can be divided into the following areas.

  • Probate Administration
  • Probate Litigation
  • Will Contests
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty and Beneficiary Rights
  • Ancillary Probate
  • Probate for Non US Citizens
  • Trust Litigation
  • Wrongful Death Litigation