Protecting Your Loved Ones Preserving Your Assets

South Dakota Probate Lawyers

We Can Prepare Your Estate for the Future

No matter how big your estate is, you need to take the time to make sure you have a strong estate plan that will allow your family to inherit your assets. A major part of coming up with an effective estate plan is preparing for probate. Probate is the process the government uses to settle your estate after you pass away. The probate process is complex and often misunderstood, which is why you should consult with an experienced probate attorney to ensure all of your wishes are carried out after you die.

At Aspen Legacy Planning, our dedicated legal team is here to assist with all of your probate matters. With more than 25 years of experience, we have the skills and knowledge of the law that you need to protect your family when you are no longer around.

What Happens During Probate?

During the probate process, the court will do the following things:

  • Determine if there is a valid will
  • Complete an inventory of the deceased person’s property
  • Appraise the property
  • Distribute the property in accordance with the will

Do All of My Assets Have to Go Through Probate?

Not all of your assets have to go through probate. You can use the following estate planning tools to skip probate:

  • Living trusts
  • Payable-on-death designations for bank accounts
  • Transfer-on-death registration for securities
  • Joint tenancy
  • Transfer-on-death deeds for real estate
  • Transfer-on-death registration for vehicles

Visit our law office today to speak with one of our lawyers about which estate planning tools you need to protect your estate.

Consult with our South Dakota Legal Professionals

Do you have more questions about the probate process? We can assess your situation and explain which types of estate planning tools you should utilize to protect your assets and help your family avoid going through probate after your death. We are committed to looking out for our clients’ best interests, and we will use our extensive resources to create a solid estate plan for you.

Are you ready to schedule your free consultation with our probate lawyers? Then call (605) 610-4016 to speak with a member of our team.

  • No-Obligation Consultations

    We offer no-obligation in-person, telephone and video-conference consultations for your convenience.

  • 26+ Years of Legal Experience

    Our attorney has extensive experience in complex business, commercial and family legal issues.

  • Relationship Focused Services

    As your attorney and counselor, we put your interests first - treating you with respect, honesty and dignity.

Contact Us Today!

How to Reach Us (605) 610-4016 Main Office
909 St. Joseph Street, Suite 202
Rapid City, SD 57701 Map & Directions [+]

Northern Hills Office
540 Heritage Drive, Suite 4
Spearfish, South Dakota 57783
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