Your estate plan may be the most important collection of legal documents you create and execute over the course of your lifetime. When done properly, an estate plan has the power to protect you, your assets, and your loved ones as well as help you plan for things such as the possibility of incapacity, the high cost of long-term care, and even ensuring that your final wishes are honored. Given the important role your estate plan will play in your life – and in the lives of your loved ones – choosing the right attorney to help you create and maintain your plan is imperative. At the German Law a significant portion of our practice is focused on estate planning and related issues and we would be honored to assist you with your Grafton, North Dakota estate planning needs.
Grafton, North Dakota
Covering approximately 3.5 square miles, the City of Grafton serves as the county seat of Walsh County in North Dakota. As of the 2010 Census, Grafton had a population of 4,284 residents.
The history of the City of Grafton begins in the late 19th Century, as it did for many towns west of the Mississippi, when the railroad came to town. In 1881, the railroad expanded through the territory which prompted the creation of Walsh County. Shortly thereafter, the City of Grafton was officially established and named as the county seat. The city gets its name from Grafton County in New Hampshire, which was once home to many of the early settlors to the area.
German Law in the Grafton, North Dakota Community
The attorneys and staff at the German Law have deep roots in the Grafton, North Dakota community. As such, we are committed to serving the residents of the community and ensuring that their estate planning needs are met. We look forward to working with you to create a comprehensive estate plan that achieves all your estate planning goals now and in the future.
One of the many reasons that we strive to create lifelong relationships with our clients is that estate planning is a lifetime endeavor. The plan you create when you are a young adult will inevitably need to be reviewed and revised several times over the course of your lifetime to reflect the changes in your life. For example, your original Last Will and Testament will need to be updated when you marry and/or become a parent. As the parent of a minor child, you may elect to establish a trust to safeguard your child’s inheritance until such time as he/she is old enough to legally inherit from your estate. A trust may also be able to help you with probate avoidance, asset protection, and incapacity planning. As you age, you may decide to incorporate a Medicaid planning component into your estate plan as well as merge your retirement plans with your estate plan to ensure that they do not conflict with each other. Finally, you will likely want to execute an advance directive to ensure that your wishes are respected with regard to end of life care and you may even decide to create a funeral and burial component within your estate plan to make sure your wishes are honored after you are gone.
At the German Law, we are committed to being with you throughout your life journey to ensure that you, your assets, and your loved ones are protected.
If you have additional question or concerns regarding estate planning in the Grafton, North Dakota area, contact the experienced estate planning attorneys at German Law by calling 701-738-0060 to schedule an appointment.