Legally speaking, a person’s estate is comprised of their property, from personal belongings to real estate, and other holdings. And when a person dies, his or her estate is distributed according to a will or a probate court, if there is no will. While no one wants to think about our friends, loved ones, or him or herself passing away, it’s best to have a plan in place for when it does. Oregon has extensive estate planning laws that define the requirements for creating a valid will, allowing citizens to declare their wishes regarding life-prolonging medical procedures, and regulate the probate process. Choose a topic from the links below for detailed information on estate planning laws in Oregon.