Rapid City, SD Estate Planning
Beardsley Jensen & Lee
Thinking about the transfer of one’s estate after they pass away can be a difficult task.
However, we are here to help. Estate planning at Beardsley Jensen & Lee is more than just
drafting documents on your behalf; we make an effort to determine the best course of action
regarding the transfer of an estate, as well as planning for unexpected events that could
derail an individual’s wishes. We recognize that every family and individual is unique, and
we take the time to sit down with our clients to design an estate plan that is tailored to meet
a family’s or individual’s specific goals.
Some of the services that we provide to accompany an individualized estate plan include:
- Living Wills
- Powers of Attorney
It is always a good idea to meet with an experienced attorney when a loved one passes
away to determine the proper steps that need to be taken. Although probate may be
avoided in certain situations with the proper estate plan, sometimes probating an estate is
necessary. We work with our clients, whether a personal representative (or executor) or
beneficiary of the estate, to make the probate process as simple and easy as possible. If a
dispute arises regarding an estate, we also represent clients during the ensuing litigation to
secure and safeguard their interests.
Beardsley Jensen & Lee not only assists clients with estate planning and estate
administration, but we also assist with succession planning for clients who own businesses,
farms, or ranches. In today’s legal landscape, succession planning ensures that the family
business, farm, or ranch is protected for future generations; while at the same time,
strategically limiting or potentially avoiding high tax burdens that may cripple the successful
transfer of the family business, farm, or ranch.
With over 100 years of legal experience, we will use our legal expertise to deliver a quality
estate plan, an efficient estate administration, and a durable succession plan. Schedule your
consultation today at 605-721-2800