Estate Planning and Probate

Our attorneys have extensive experience in estate planning for all phases of life. From wills, trusts and estate planning to premarital agreements and elder care, we will be with you no matter what life has in store.

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Our attorneys in Rapid City and western South Dakota have extensive experience in estate planning for individuals from all walks of life. Whether it is a straight-forward will, complex trust planning, asset protection, nursing home planning, or transitioning a business to the next generation, we have attorneys who specialize in those areas. We work in concert with our clients' other advisors to ensure our clients’ estate plans are tailored to their circumstances and meet their goals and objectives. High net worth individuals and families have trusted our attorneys with their sophisticated estate and business planning matters for decades.

Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney

Estate planning is more than just document drafting, and at our initial meeting, you will understand why. Our attorneys have significant experience in transfering tax planning during life and after death. Premarital agreements, transfer on death deeds, power of attorney, living wills, advanced trusts, children’s trusts, and asset-titling may also be an imperative part of a client’s plan.

Probate and Estate Administration

When a loved one dies, it is important to meet with an experienced attorney regarding what happens next. We frequently assist personal representatives (executors), trustees, and boards of directors in navigating estate and business administration and transition. We can also advocate for heirs and beneficiaries. 

Elder Law and Long Term Care Planning

It is important to remove the mystery associated with eldercare. The client’s goals are paramount, and it is crucial for the elder and their family to know the ever-changing options regarding asset protection, Medicaid, and how to maintain the best quality of life.

Charitable Planning

There are many options in charitable planning. We provide counsel on charitable giving techniques, including the formation and operation of charitable trusts, donor-advised funds, private foundations, and the granting of conservation easements.

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