Protect your future. Wills, Probate and Trust Administration is an area of law that can help you and your family prepare for the future, making the process of losing a loved one no harder than it already is. By devising a will or trust, you can ensure your estate will be taken care of after your death.
Our attorneys are skilled and efficient in preparing will and trust documents to direct the organization, administration, and disposition of clients’ estates. Our team is experienced in counseling on family business issues. We help closely held companies protect their assets and secure their futures.
When a death occurs an executor prepares to settle an estate according to the benefactor’s wishes. Our attorneys facilitate every step of the administration process, from initiating probate proceedings and opening the estate through final distributions. Our team also assists trustees in the funding and administering of revocable and irrevocable trusts and counsels beneficiaries regarding their interests in estates.
Our team of lawyers can also handle the probate process, or proving of the will, and its legal systems in the event of a loved one’s death. Trust Administration can be another part of the process when a family member or loved one dies. This would be carried out when property is involved. While not a court-administrated process, it allows the transfer of property from the individual who died to the individual(s) listed in the Trust.
We counsel our clients in a wide range of estate planning, estate administration, and wealth management concerns, including:
- Probate administration
- Estate planning and asset protection
- Establishment and management of trusts
- Estate valuation and distribution
- Planning for business continuity for family-owned and closely held businesses
- Preparation of routine and complex wills and trusts
- Trust and estate litigation
- Preparation of pre- and post-nuptial agreements
Richards, Tonner, Oliver, Fischbach & Dell LLP have vast experience in Wills, Trusts, Probate, and Trust Administration in South Dakota.