While thinking about death is never pleasant, leaving your loved ones to deal with your loss without a plan is much worse.
Patten, Peterman, Bekkedahl & Green in Billings, MT, provides estate planning services to protect your legacy and provide for your family.
What are the benefits of estate planning?
Having a Plan in Place Protects Your Family's Future
Support for Your Family
Unfortunately, we never know when we will become unable to care for the ones we love. We are here to help put a legal plan in place to distribute your assets and provide for your family in the event of death or disability.
Reduce Taxes and Other Costs
The probate process can be incredibly time-consuming and end up costing your loved ones substantial taxes, fees, and court costs. Our attorneys can help you create an estate plan that allows your family to avoid probate altogether.
Protect Your Legacy
An estate plan can ensure your assets are distributed the way you want them to be. Depending on the size and type of estate, we can help you create a plan that provides for future generations through an ongoing trust.
What Is Estate Planning?
Estate planning is the process of providing instructions for the distribution of your estate after your death. While this process can usually begin with a simple will, more advanced planning is often recommended, especially if...
Estate Planning with Patten, Peterman, Bekkedahl & Green
At our law firm in Billings, Montana, our attorneys work with you to develop the right estate plan for you and your family. Estate planning is not a one-size-fits-all discipline. Every situation is unique, and our lawyers know how to assess your specific financial situation to determine the right approach for your individual needs.
To plan for the distribution of your estate in Montana, you need lawyers that understand both Montana law and the Montana way of life. Our Billings estate planning attorneys all have deep roots in our state and can assist with situations involving land ownership, mineral ownership, oil and gas, legal trusts, probate, and more.
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Estate Planning Costs
The costs of our estate planning services vary from situation to situation based on the size of the estate, the extent of the legal action taken, and other factors, but our estate planning attorneys believe in working with clients to make planning as affordable as possible. Ultimately, we believe that our services are more than worth the cost when you consider the savings your family can accrue in the future when a properly designed estate plan allows them to avoid costly taxes, fees, and probate processes.
Do I Really Need an Attorney?
No matter the size of your estate, the aid of a lawyer with an understanding of estate planning law is invaluable in protecting your family's future. While you may be able to set up a basic will or revocable trust on your own, more advanced plans such as irrevocable trusts or those that concern high-value assets are highly technical and require the attention of an attorney.
The costs of leaving your family without a plan designed by an estate planning attorney are high. For the fullest possible protection of your legacy possible under Montana law, we invite you to contact our Billings law firm today.