Hunt & Associates P.C.

Oct 24, 2012

Family Dynamics and Estate Planning

Understanding a family’s dynamics in estate planning is very important.  Frequently, I have clients that come to me requesting a “simple will”.  For example, a couple in their mid 60s comes to my office for estate planning.  They have three kids all over the age of 30.   They own a primary residence, a vacation property at the beach which has been in the family for two generations that they would like the kids to receive … Read more

Oct 15, 2012

A Contract Should Say What is Meant

When a contract isn’t clearly written, bad things can happen to the party who wrote it.  At least that’s the cautionary lesson of a recent Oregon Court of Appeals decision: Dial Temporary Help Service, Inc. v. DLF International Seeds, Inc., 252 Or App 376 (2012).

In that case the plaintiff, Dial, wrote a contract for providing DLF with temporary workers.  The contract stated that the temporary workers Dial provided would not be authorized to … Read more