Montana Estate Planning Attorneys Help Protect Your Assets
Preserving your family’s wealth for future generations
Whether you’re planning the parameters of your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, Bosch, Kuhr, Dugdale & Brown, PLLP can help with all aspects of your estate plan, including:
- Powers of attorney
- Medical Declarations
- Will drafting
- Estate, gift, and generation-skipping tax issues
- Medicaid and long-term care planning
- Beneficiary deeds
- Choosing the appropriate personal representative
- Guardianships, conservatorships, and adoptions
- Living and testamentary trusts, including special needs trusts
Estate planning documents are extremely flexible and can be designed to fit your unique needs. Bosch, Kuhr, Dugdale & Brown, PLLP works closely with you to determine your goals and create precise instruments to carry out your intentions.
Securing your legacy
You’ve worked hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term wellbeing and financial security can bring you great comfort. We thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.
Draft your last will and testament
A will is essential at every stage of your life.
Your last will provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, state law determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your pet – determinations that might not reflect your desires.
We can draft valid wills that ensure your intentions are honored.
Changing your will
As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You should update your will periodically throughout your life. Our attorneys draft valid codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.
Appointment of guardians
If you have minor children, your will allows you to make decisions about their future care. Naming a guardian is especially important if you are a single parent, but even married couples must consider the remote possibility of perishing in a common incident. If you do not name a guardian, the court will appoint one whose decisions may be in conflict with your parenting goals. You can also make arrangements for your pets’ care in your will, even naming a guardian to assume ownership.