Vogel Law Firm’s estate planning and probate attorneys provide our
clients with advice and solutions to their estate planning concerns and
problems. Throughout North Dakota and Minnesota, Vogel Law Firm attorneys
have assisted our clients with services ranging from the preparation of
simple wills to planning and managing the administration of large, complex
estates and trusts.
Wills & Trusts. We advise and represent clients in the preparation of simple wills, in
establishing trust accounts for children, and concerning the ownership
and transfer of real and personal property.
Estate Planning for Complex Estates and Family Businesses. We prepare complex wills and trust agreements, provide tax planning advice,
implement probate avoidance techniques, and initiate gifting programs
and the rearrangement of property ownership and beneficiary designations
in order to achieve our clients’ estate planning goals and avoid
excessive tax liability where possible. We also counsel clients regarding:
Charitable gifting services, including preparation of charitable trusts, establishment of private
charitable foundations, and tax planning and advice.
Family business planning services, including creation of family limited partnerships and limited liability
companies, preparation of partnership and buy-sell agreements, securing
and drafting split-dollar insurance agreements and deferred compensation
agreements, and creating gifting programs and other services designed
to permit the transfer of family businesses without excessive tax liability.
Probate, Estate and Trust Administration. We provide clients the services necessary to prepare petitions and commence
probate proceedings. We also assist our clients with the preparation of
estate inventories and accountings, federal and state estate tax returns
where required, and property transfer documents, including real property deeds.
Estate and Probate Litigation. We represent and advise clients involved in prosecuting and defending
against will contests, trust administration and fiduciary claims, formal
probate hearings, and disputed estate tax matters.
Elder Law Services. We assist our clients as they prepare living wills and powers of attorney,
establish guardianships and conservatorships, and prepare specialized
trusts for disabled persons. Vogel attorneys provide advice regarding
planning for possible nursing home costs and Medicaid/Medical Assistance matters.
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