Assisting Omaha And Surrounding Communities With Estate And Probate Matters

Estate Planning: Not Just For The Wealthy

Many people think that only wealthy individuals who possess significant assets and money need estate plans. This simply isn't true; everyone should create a plan - and here's why.

Estate plans are arrangements that determine who gets what and when, but they also outline a person's wishes and desires that may or may not have anything to do with a luxury vacation home or other real property.

Estate plans, for instance, can stipulate specific arrangements for your children in the event of your death. They can also outline specific burial instructions or provide for arrangements regarding the care and maintenance of a beloved family pet. These and many other components are part of everyday life to the everyday person.

At Govier, Katskee, Suing & Maxell, PC, LLO, our lawyers have extensive experience helping individuals and families throughout Omaha, Nebraska, and Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties, with estate planning needs.

Common Estate Planning Documents

We create estate planning documents that stipulate the "who, how and when" for individual circumstances, including:

  • Wills that set forth the final wishes of a party after his or her death.
  • Living wills or health care directives that outline a party's specific wishes regarding medical protocols in the event of his or her illness or incapacity.
  • Trusts that allow a party to set aside certain property or assets on behalf of a beneficiary.
  • Powers of attorney that specify a person who can make legal and financial decisions on behalf of a party if that party is too ill or incapacitated.
  • Guardianships that stipulate a court-approved appointment of an individual to manage the financial affairs of an adult or minor who is unable to.
  • Conservatorships that stipulate a court-approved appointment of an individual or professional to manage the personal affairs of an adult or minor who is unable to.

Probate Administration

In addition to these estate planning tools, we also provide assistance with the probate process. In the event you have been named as an executor of the estate of a loved one and need assistance handling the processes involved with administering the estate, we can help.

Contact us at 866-331-9146 to arrange for a consultation.