South Dakota Probate & Trust Administration Lawyers

Practical Advice in South Dakota Trust and Estate Administration

It can be difficult to tell how big a job a personal representative is facing in the administration of an estate. Complex family dynamics or problems with particular assets can greatly complicate the process for otherwise simple estates. A sound estate plan can streamline the administration of complex or extensive estates.

At the Helsper, McCarty and Rasmussen Law Firm, our lawyers apply their experience with the full range of trust and estate situations to benefit personal representatives, trustees, heirs and beneficiaries. Contact our office to learn how we can help you perform your duties while protecting you from mistakes and potential liability.

We advise South Dakota probate clients about the full range of trust and estate administration situations, including:

  • Uncontested probate of a Will
  • Interstate administration after a person dies without a Will
  • Trust administration, especially for clients serving as successor trustees under revocable living trusts
  • Exercise of powers of attorney, guardianship or conservatorship powers, or other fiduciary responsibilities
  • Business management or ownership issues in probate
  • Estate administration services for personal representatives who do not live in South Dakota

The first objective of the personal representative or trustee's counsel is to help you fulfill your statutory and fiduciary duties. We pride ourselves on our ability to keep you fully informed while relieving you of the practical burdens that can interfere with your own business or family life.  From the sale and distribution of estate property, to the filing of trust tax returns, we can handle all aspects of trust and estate administration.

An experienced estate administration attorney can help simplify the probate process for you. Contact Helsper, McCarty and Rasmussen Law Firm for more information.