Estate Planning & Probate
Verbal Promises Aren’t Enough. Make Sure You Have An Estate Plan In Place.
You worked hard for the things you have. It is natural to want to keep those things during your lifetime and to pass them on to your loved ones after you die.
At Terrazas Henkel, P.C., our attorneys work with clients of all ages to protect their assets, establish legacies for their families, and retain control of their health care decisions. We accomplish this with estate planning and probate litigation tools.
Our goal is to help you plan for the future so you can have peace of mind today.
Estate Planning: Strategic Preparation For The Future
We can help you prepare for your, or your loved ones’, eventual nursing care, incapacity, and passing on, all the while protecting their assets from excess/unnecessary taxation and medical expenditures. We can do this using solutions including:
- Wills and trusts, including special needs trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, credit shelter trusts, and trusts for minors
- Powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney and living wills
- Real estate transfers as part of a planned distribution of assets
- Estate and trust administration counsel and assistance
- Charitable donations
We also help clients with minor children put estate planning documents in place to protect those children for what the future holds.
Our estate practice is full service, meaning we can draft, review, defend, and provide legal advice regarding your estate planning documents.
Probate Litigation: When Conflicts Arise
Our lawyers can also help you through the probate process, representing you in probating a will or in probate court if a will, trust or other estate planning document is contested.
We have plenty of experience with complicated probate cases involving interstate and blended families, and we do not shrink from a challenge. We have represented probate clients in district court and before the Montana Supreme Court.