Lawyers Serving North Dakota And Minnesota
Since 1939

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A Firm Offering Distinguished Service In North Dakota and Minnesota Estate Law

Being part of a family means having a plan for the future – for yourself and those you love. At Ohnstad Twichell, P.C., our experienced attorneys can help you formalize that plan through comprehensive estate planning services. We can also help you settle a loved one’s estate after they pass away by utilizing the estate administration and probate processes.

Our firm is well known in North Dakota for our high-quality estate planning, probate practices, and trust administration. With 8 attorneys practicing in this area of law, we have the knowledge and resources to help you achieve your estate planning goals.

Estate Planning Is For Everyone

Many people assume they don’t need an estate plan because they are not wealthy enough or old enough. But estate planning isn’t just for those who consider themselves wealthy. You worked hard to earn your assets, and you should get to choose what happens to them when you can no longer enjoy them.

Nor is estate planning only a late-life endeavor. None of us knows what the future will bring, so it’s best to be prepared. If you have young children or others you want to protect against the possibility of unforeseen circumstances, estate planning now is a smart idea.

Our firm can help you with a full list of estate planning services, including:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • A health care directive (living will) and a named health care agent
  • Designated powers of attorney
  • Family farm succession planning
  • Business succession planning
  • Creating a legacy through charitable planning
  • Nursing home planning
  • Advising on gift and estate taxation
  • Asset protection planning

Every estate plan should be customized to the person who owns the assets. We will help you create a unique plan that honors your final wishes and takes care of those you love.

Skilled Guidance In Estate Administration, Probate, and Trust Administration

If you recently lost a loved one and have been named the personal representative (or executor ) of the estate or a successor trustee of a decease family member’s trust, you will likely need help taking on such a complex task – especially when you are also trying to grieve a personal loss. A very basic list of probate duties includes locating and cataloging all assets, filing court documents, valuing all assets, assessing and paying any creditor claims on the estate, paying estate taxes, and distributing the assets to all heirs and beneficiaries named in the will and other documents. Unless you are an estate law attorney, this process is a lot to handle on your own.

Thankfully, our attorneys are ready to guide you through the entire probate, estate administration, or trust administration process from start to finish, leaving you free to focus on taking care of your family and celebrating the life of the person who just passed. Our firm is also prepared to represent you in any estate or trust litigation, should the need arise.

How Can We Help You? Contact Us To Discuss Your Options.

Ohnstad Twichell is pleased to offer comprehensive services and representation in estate law to clients throughout North Dakota and Minnesota. To schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys, please 701-707-0310 or send us an email.