Estate Planning Services

Thesenvitz & Mickelson, LLP, in Sioux Falls provides comprehensive estate planning services to individuals and families throughout the surrounding area. Our experienced Sioux Falls estate planning lawyer, Doug Thesenvitz, has more than 25 years of legal experience. You can turn to our law firm with confidence, knowing that we have successfully helped many people with estate planning matters.

Thesenvitz & Mickelson, LLP · Sioux Falls, South Dakota
605-610-4524 · Toll Free: 888-883-0761 · Email

Preparing for your death can be difficult. It is hard to contemplate leaving relatives and friends behind. If you put it off, however, you could create problems for your loved ones during probate — the court process used to distribute your assets and property after your death.

Thesenvitz & Mickelson, LLP, can talk to you about establishing or modifying any of the following estate planning directives:

  • Wills: Establishing a will can be a relatively simple process that can save your family from potential financial, legal and even personal stress after you die. By making your wishes regarding the distribution of your property and assets known, you and your family can have peace of mind.
  • Trusts: A trust can provide for your children, grandchildren and other beneficiaries as well as charities and institutions. Additionally, by placing your property in trust, your estate may be able to avoid estate taxes and probate proceedings. Additionally, your family can be protected from predators, creditors and unfair divorce proceedings. Trusts will help maintain family and personal privacy.
  • Durable powers of attorney: A power of attorney is a simple document. With a power of attorney the first person gives the second person the authority to act on behalf of the first person. In estate planning a power of attorney over your property helps you have a trusted person at the ready to act on your behalf when you cannot.
  • Durable power of attorney for health care: A durable power of attorney for health care is a grant of authority to a person you trust to make health care decisions on your behalf when you cannot. These are helpful if you become seriously ill, are incapacitated and unable to communicate your wishes regarding your health care.

Contact Thesenvitz & Mickelson, LLP, Today

Our law firm is located directly across from the courthouse in The 300 Building. Contact us at your convenience either online or by calling 605-610-4524 or toll free at 888-883-0761 to speak directly with a lawyer.