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Estate Planning

Your entire personal situation will be considered and I will partner with other professionals (Insurance agents, Financial Institutions) when necessary to make sure your plan is truly comprehensive. Together we will consider the pros and cons of various options, and ensure your plan will fully address your concerns and desires, but without creating unintended consequences.


A valid will allows you to control what happens to your property, money, and possessions after you die. Without a will, state law will dictate who will end up with your property. Kohlhepp Law Office can work with you to make sure all of your property will be distributed according to your wishes.

of Attorney

Different types of powers of attorney designations can allow you to direct other people to act on your behalf. You may want to have these in place for a variety of reasons, but they are primarily used for healthcare and finances.


Living Trusts can save your descendants a lot of time, money, and hassle. Without a living trust, your heirs may be subject to the costs and delay involved with Probate Court. This is the case even if you have a valid will in place. A Living Trust is an excellent way to avoid probate and allows you to maintain complete control over everything you own while you are alive.


Protective Trusts allow you to have extensive control over when, how, and to whom your estate is distributed after you die.   This powerful tool allows you to dictate who gets what and when even after you are gone. This gives you the peace of mind today to know that your hard earned assets will not be spent frivolously, or given to unwanted recipients.

Tax Planning

Several estate planning tools can be used to help manage tax burdens placed on your estate. If you are subject to estate taxes, irrevocable trusts can be established so that as much of your estate as possible is passed to your intended beneficiaries.

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Avoiding Probate Before and After Death

Many people think estate planning only applies to what happens after they die. Actually, proper estate planning is important for the living as well. Many people understand that one of the main reasons for estate planning is to avoid probate court as much as possible. However, many may not realize that the probate court can […]

Carefully Plan Succession of the Family Business

Many Americans have wills in place that describe how a family business should be transferred to the next generation. However, often the details of the succession can cause tension and fighting among children heirs. The best way to avoid this is by consulting a knowledgeable estate planning attorney. The attorney can help family business owners […]