Estate Planning Lawyers in Rapid City
Helping You Protect What Matters Most
Many people are unsure of whether they need an estate plan or what an estate plan involves. Some believe only the wealthy need an estate plan, while others attempt to create one on their own using do-it-yourself guides. As a result, countless individuals lose the opportunity to create powerful, legally binding documents that convey and enforce their final wishes.
At Monument Law, our Rapid City estate planning lawyers have years of experience navigating the legal hurdles of inheritance, distribution plans, and more. Whether you need to protect your dependents, set up your business for generations of success, or prevent the state or federal government from ignoring your wishes during probate, we can draft and implement a proper estate plan to accomplish all your goals.
Begin your estate planning process with our seasoned professionals by calling our office at (605) 250-2006 today.
Devising Your Estate Planning Checklist
Whether your estate is big or small, simple or complex, we offer a variety of estate planning services that can give you the peace of mind you deserve. After closely evaluating your unique goals, assets, and network of dependents and beneficiaries, we will draft and implement a fully personalized checklist that accounts for every component of your estate plan.
Here are just a few of the elements we can include in your plan:
- Last will and testament
- Power of attorney
- Advance directive
- Asset protection
- Beneficiary designation on insurance plans
- Business succession
- Special needs planning
One of the most common misconceptions about estate plans is that they only affect your assets and/or dependents after you die. However, many of these devices elicit immediate effects or implement powerful safeguards. Trusts, for example, can help you outline how your loved ones receive care and funds. Power of attorney allows you to designate a certain person to make important decisions for you in case you become incapacitated. Similarly, you can make end-of-life healthcare decisions (e.g. resuscitation, dialysis, breathing machines, etc.) using an advance directive.
Let Us Help You Protect Your Loved Ones and Legacy
Our passion is helping individuals, families, and business owners protect what matters most, and we look forward to supporting you from beginning to end. We understand that this process may involve difficult decisions, sensitive conversations, and the emotional ordeal of confronting the mortality of ourselves and our loved ones. We have stood by our clients’ sides through these challenges since 1984, and we plan to do so for years to come.