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Rapid City Will & Estate Planning Attorneys

Your Reliable Tax, Trust & Fiduciary Lawyers in Pennington County

At Whiting Hagg Hagg Dorsey & Hagg, LLP, our Rapid City firm has grown over the years to reflect the increased needs of our clients and the ever-evolving state of the law. Today, we are proud to represent individuals and families in areas such as tax, trusts, estate planning and administration, and fiduciary law. State laws are very specific about what can and can't be in a will, trust, or medical or financial power of attorney.

Some common questions that arise when dealing with these cases include:

  • Who can and can't serve as a personal representative, trustee, health care surrogate, or power of attorney?
  • Who can and can't be a witness to a will, trust, or medical or financial power of attorney?
  • What formalities must be observed when signing a will, trust, or medical or financial power of attorney?

At Whiting Hagg Hagg Dorsey & Hagg, LLP, we can help you answer all your questions. Contact us today at (605) 250-3003 for help with your will and estate planning.

Estate Planning Services

Estate planning is vital for young and old to ensure tax advantages, protect assets, and carry out wishes. Clients count on Whiting Hagg Hagg Dorsey & Hagg, LLP, to create estate plans to facilitate the handling of critical details at the time of their deaths. Sometimes fiduciaries do not act in the best interests of an estate. When personal representatives breach their duty to an estate, we stand ready to see that justice is done.

The personal representative must sometimes be removed or replaced for a breach of duty in cases involving:

  • Taxes
  • Wills
  • Insurance
  • Property
  • Trusts

The attorneys at Whiting Hagg Hagg Dorsey & Hagg, LLP, also handle:

  • Living trusts
  • Revocable and irrevocable tax-advantaged trusts
  • Living wills
  • Powers of attorney
  • Cost-effective charitable giving
  • Will contests, testamentary capacity, undue influence
  • Breach of duty by personal representatives

Always on Your Side

When the time comes, our firm can help advise the administrators of an estate in handling the proper distribution of assets, liquidating liabilities, paying taxes, attending probate court proceedings, and carrying out descendants’ other wishes, including defending or prosecuting will contests. Sometimes families can be torn apart by litigation over a testator's intent. We strive to learn the truth and offer aggressive legal representation in contested will matters when the facts call upon us to be advocates.

For help with your estate planning in Rapid City, please contact the experienced professionals at Whiting Hagg Hagg Dorsey & Hagg, LLP, today at (605) 250-3003.

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