Planning For The Future Of Your Estate
While nobody wants to think about death or disability, creating an estate plan is one of the most important steps you can take to protect yourself and your family in the event of your death or incapacity.
A good estate plan can significantly reduce the stress and expense for your loved ones in dealing with your estate. It also protects your assets and the interests of your loves ones — and can ensure that your wishes are carried out.
Why Do I Need An Estate Plan?
An estate plan protects the interests of your loved ones and can help to eliminate conflict and challenges that might otherwise come up if someone dies or becomes incapacitated without a will or good estate planning documents in place.
A good estate plan should address both death and incapacity. At Nordaune & Friesen, PLLC, we offer a full range of services and areas of expertise, including:
- Exploring ways to avoid probate
- Reducing or eliminating estate taxes
- Powers of attorney
- Health care directives
- Protecting rights for unmarried partners
Our Team Is Uniquely Skilled For Your Needs
Our lawyer, Betty Friesen, leads our estate planning and probate practice, and has experience handling matters that involve:
- Helping our clients create comprehensive estate plans that include wills, trusts and powers of attorney
- Assisting with the probate process and estate administration, including matters involving distribution of assets
We also handle disputes involved in probate and estate matters.
Understanding Your Family, Dynamics Of The Situation And Your Goals
We take a thorough approach to gathering information about our clients by asking for detailed information about what is important to them, their family dynamics, areas of conflict and concern, and the goals they wish to achieve. Taking the time to understand each client’s unique situation helps us to directly tailor our legal services to meet each client’s estate planning needs.
Our Approach To Estate Planning
Betty Friesen handles our firm’s estate planning matters and has been practicing law for over 30 years. She is dedicated to the needs of clients and provides legal guidance in a professional, yet friendly and compassionate manner. She has the ability to listen to clients and ask the right questions in order to develop an effective solution that is right for each client’s situation.