Trusts, Estates, and Probate

Since its inception, Lynn Jackson’s lawyers work with individual clients and their families and financial and wealth advisors to develop individually-tailored solutions to address wealth transfer and preservation challenges that reflect our clients’ aspirations and values. With offices in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, and Spearfish, our attorneys assist clients in applying South Dakota’s premier trust, income tax, and asset protection laws to protect assets, avoid probate, and minimize tax implications.  We help businesses and individuals plan for the future of their business, estate, and real estate holdings, understanding that such planning involves much more than drafting documents.  

Practices

Estate Planning

Lynn Jackson’s estate planning and probate lawyers have a wealth of knowledge and experience in drafting estate planning documents such as wills, trusts, powers of attorney, asset protection plans, and business succession plans.

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Guardianships and Conservatorships

Lynn Jackson’s lawyers are experienced in supporting our clients through complex and often-times emotional court processes, such as guardianships and conservatorships, which arise when a loved one is incapacitated and needs assistance making financial or health care decisions.

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Probate Administration

The lawyers at Lynn Jackson regularly assist clients in the process of probate administration, which is required to prove the validity of a will and to distribute assets in accordance with the will’s provisions, or when a person dies without a will and has assets in his/her name alone.

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Trusts

Our lawyers draft all types of trusts, including asset protection trusts and self-settled asset protection trusts, charitable trusts, directed/delegated trusts, education trusts, incentive trusts, intentionally defective grantor trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, minor’s trusts, perpetual/dynasty trusts, and decanting/reformation/modification of irrevocable trusts.  In addition, our attorneys assist with the formation of LLCs, FLPs, LLLPs, and other companies for tax planning that complement a trust plan.  We also provide representation and general counsel services for trust departments, companies, and banks.  

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