Ord Estate Planning Law Firm Protects Families and Preserves Assets
Experienced attorneys help clients transfer property efficiently
Most people understand the importance of effective estate planning, but many, unfortunately, put off making these essential arrangements. That delay can be a costly mistake. At Stowell & Geweke, P.C., L.L.O., our seasoned Nebraska attorneys can simplify the process for you even if you have extensive assets or business interests. With more than four decades of service to the local community, we recognize the benefits of long-term planning and can explain how wills, trusts and other options can be tailored to meet your specific needs. We help you set up a complete, customized program to preserve your assets, protect your loved ones, and avert unnecessary costs. From our office in Ord, we will relieve your fears and give you the information you need to make smart choices.
Diligent advisers prepare and execute authoritative wills
No matter what choices you make regarding property distribution, a legal and accurate last will and testament is the cornerstone of an effective estate plan. We provide professional guidance on issues such as:
- Drafting — Our lawyers conduct a detailed review of your financial situation and goals. From there, we develop a comprehensive will that allocates your property in accordance with your wishes.
- Estate tax issues — Complicated state and federal estate tax laws can reduce the value of an estate and subject heirs to unexpected costs. Our firm ensures that you understand the consequences of various allocations and works to safeguard your assets.
- Affidavit transfers — Nebraska allows small-value estates to be distributed without probate. If real estate holdings and personal property are each valued at or below $50,000, we can advise you of the relevant requirements.
We understand that each estate planning client has unique assets and priorities. In an initial consultation, our lawyers can help you understand the choices available to you so that you can proceed with confidence.
Knowledgeable lawyers help clients establish living trusts
Depending on your particular circumstances, a living trust can serve as an efficient means of transferring your property upon your death. This legal instrument enables individuals to use assets throughout their lives and then pass them to named beneficiaries without going through the probate process. Our lawyers draft trusts that reflect the specific needs of clients and help trust creators find appropriate trustees to enforce their instructions.
Legal counselors help parents create guardianship arrangements
Though many people associate estate planning only with property or financial matters, people who are responsible for the care of children or disabled adults have a more important obligation. We help clients set forth clear instructions and feel secure in the knowledge that vulnerable loved ones will be protected in case tragedy strikes. Firm attorneys can also advise you on setting up instruments to provide for the costs of their care and education.
Contact a dedicated estate planning attorney for an initial consultation
Stowell & Geweke, P.C., L.L.O. assists clients in Valley County and the surrounding areas with a full range of estate planning issues and other legal matters. Please call 308-728-3246 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation at our main office in Ord.