I will soon be faced with the task of taking charge of my mother's estate as executor. There is a very considerable amount of money involved but almost nothing else....just financial assets in the form of cash, bonds and stock.
Because of that, I plan to handle all of the probate matters myself (with the exception of hiring her CPA) as I'm satisfied I can do it and I think the savings should be very considerable, based upon the books I've read.
My question is this: Will the court clerks have the necessary forms that I need available or will I need to buy them somewhere? She is an Oregonian. It appears to require a number of steps but none seem complicated...am I wrong about that? What could an attorney do that I couldn't do equally well (since I can dedicate whatever time is necessary)? Any suggestions from attorneys would be welcomed, as well as from anyone who's ever done it. Thank you!