North Dakota Estate Planning
Wills, Trusts and Healthcare Directives
For years people have thought about estate planning as something that is done by the ultra-rich. The reality is, most people would benefit from having at least a simple will and some type of healthcare directive. A will can save your family a lot of difficulty and can ensure that your possessions go where you’d like. A healthcare directive can make the complexities of an unexpected medical condition much easier to for your loved ones to manage.
Estate Planning Made Simple
My goal as an estate planning attorney is to listen to you and understand what is important to you. Then, we discuss different estate planning tools and options to examine how we can implement and execute the best strategy for you and your family.
Estate Planning for Complex Family Situations
People who have children from multiple marriages or complex family relationships can use a will to ensure that their assets are going where they want them to. A will can also prevent disputes and fighting over assets by clearly laying out who is supposed to receive what.
Power of Attorney
Power of attorney is something that is assigned when an individual needs to be represented by someone else, typically in legal matters. You might be assigned power of attorney by a parent so that you can handle a real estate transaction or other business matters on their behalf.
Guardianship & Conservatorship
These are tools that are used when there is an adult who requires assistance with financial matters due to physical limitations, mental limitations or old age.
A Simple Conversation
While creating and executing an estate plan can be complex, it all starts with a very simple conversation. My goal in the consultation is to help you understand your options, which is why I will not bury you in complex financial or legal jargon. Mostly we are going to talk about what is important to you and how we can protect it. Contact me today so that we can take the first steps.