Estate Planning & Probate

Planning for the end of your life is one of the most important things you probably keep putting off. No one wishes to contemplate the end. Doing so now, however, while you have full control of your faculties, can save your family significant heartache and your estate significant loss.

The estate planning and probate attorneys at Christopherson, Anderson, Paulson & Fideler, LLP, know it is better to take control of your financial affairs now rather than risk losing money to estate taxes and probate proceedings. We will take time to understand your immediate and longer-term goals. Then we'll craft an estate plan to meet those goals and give you peace of mind whether you are preserving assets or creating or updating a trust.

Going Through Probate Or Trust Administration

Aside from those issues, dealing with probate following the death of a parent or another loved one is the last thing anyone wants to do. Our firm's lawyers can help shoulder this burden, providing guidance for executors and trustees on settling debts, paying estate taxes and transferring assets to the next generation.

In will contests and trust disputes, we strive for amicable resolutions through mediation or negotiation whenever possible. Sometimes family members just need to talk it out. However, we will be prepared to bring matters to court if necessary to protect your interests.

Put Your Mind At Ease

We offer the experienced and compassionate services you need to protect your assets and gain peace of mind. Contact our office in Sioux Falls by email or by calling 605-679-6745 to schedule a free initial consultation.