Basic Estate Planning
For some people, the idea of estate planning can seem complicated and intimidating. At the Helsper, McCarty and Rasmussen Law Firm, our experienced attorneys will determine the best course of action for your estate plan. There are a variety of options when it comes to estate planning and having a veteran estate planning attorney by your side will help simplify the process.
South Dakota Wills
A Will is a legal document that states what a person wants to have happen to his or her property after he or she passes away. An attorney can help you draft a Will in order to ensure that it can stand up in court and that your property and assets are distributed in the way you want.
A Living Will is a legal document that specifies decisions that a person would like to be made regarding his or her medical treatment, should he or she be unable to make or communicate these decisions at a later date.
South Dakota Power of Attorney
A Power of Attorney (POA) is a legal document which gives another person the authority to act on your behalf. A POA can give either broad or limited powers to the person appointed. A durable power of attorney can be specifically for Financial Management or can encompass all aspects of your life.
South Dakota Trusts
There are a variety of Trusts available to individuals and families to ensure that your assets are protected for future generations. Many individuals chose to prepare a living trust so that they can participate in its management during their lifetime. Special Needs Trusts and Charitable Trusts are also very common forms of Trust agreements.