Estate Planning and Probate

The Anderson, Bottrell, Sanden & Thompson Law Firm handles all types of estate planning for both small and large estates. This includes the preparation of simple and complex wills, trust agreements and charitable trusts. We also offer estate tax planning advice designed to achieve estate planning goals and the reduction of estate taxes. This would include initiating gifting programs and establishing family limited partnerships designed to facilitate the transfer of family business assets. We also consult with our clients in coordinating beneficiary designations and the correct method of property ownership with our clients’ estate planning documents.

As part of our estate planning practice, we also prepare all types of power of attorney documents. We prepare separate power of attorney documents for business and financial matters and medical care. We discuss the need for power of attorney documents with all of our estate planning clients.

We also provide complete elder law services for our clients. This includes the preparation of all of the above types of estate planning documents. We also handle guardianships and conservatorships. We consult with clients regarding planning for possible nursing home costs and Medicaid matters. We have an extensive background in providing elder law services.

In addition to providing the above estate planning services, we also provide probate and estate administration services. This would include handling all types of probate matters in a decedent’s primary state of residence and also coordinating ancillary probate proceedings in other states where a decedent owned real estate. Although most probates can be handled under an informal procedure, we also handle formal probates if a situation warrants this type of procedure. We prepare federal and state estate tax returns in those estates where a filing requirement exists. We also prepare probate deeds and all other documents required to transfer property in estates. Our probate and estate administration services are available for both large and small estates.

hashEstate Planning and Probate