Estate planning tools exist both for the peace of mind of the person who makes them and to minimize the time and effort that their passing or incapacity will place on friends and family. You may have just started a new family with young children. You may have, or you may be, aging parents. You may want to save taxes. You may be planning for retirement. You may have just lost a spouse. You may be planning for possible disability, or for the future of a disabled child. An Omaha estate planning lawyer can provide you with a number of ideas to address these real family challenges, craft an estate plan to assist you with asset protection and help ensure your assets are distributed properly.
Smart estate planning includes not only will and trust documents, but also the agency documents necessary for trusted friends or family to step in to make critical financial or medical decisions. There are many reasons for people of all ages to have a Durable Power of Attorney for Financial Affairs, a Power of Attorney for Health Care, and a Living Will. Without these agency documents an estate plan may be left with gaps in time where friends and family are unnecessarily unable to act. An Omaha estate planning attorney from Thompson Law Office will help you make sure that you are well prepared for these situations.
Attorney Nick Halbur is passionate about supplying you with a plan that will provide stability, safety, dignity, and a legacy for you.
Practical advice. Thompson Law Office is a Nebraska law firm that provides practical advice and legal guidance to individuals, couples, families and business owners in many estate planning matters in Omaha and surrounding areas. We provide personalized legal services for clients seeking advice on existing estate planning documents and clients needing newly drafted estate plans. We seek to assist you with making the right decisions by explaining the purposes and benefits of the various estate planning tools.
- Last will and testament
- Codicil or amendment to will
- Testamentary trust
- Living trust
- Advanced healthcare directive
- Living will (declaration)
- Do-not-resuscitate order
- Durable power of attorney for financial affairs
- Durable power of attorney for health care or medical affairs
- Pre-marital or prenuptial agreement
- Business succession planning
- Probate of estates
- Formal and informal proceedings
- Small estates and large estates
- Administration and inventory
- Assistance to personal representatives / executors of estates
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For more information or to schedule a consultation with a Nebraska or Iowa estate planning attorney, contact Thompson Law Office. You may initiate a phone call with Thompson Law Office immediately by using the “click to call” button to the bottom of this page.
Our Omaha lawyers are available to assist with matters in Omaha, Elkhorn, Bennington, Gretna, La Vista, Papillion, Ralston, Bellevue, Fremont, Blair and surrounding communities in Douglas County, Sarpy County, Dodge County, and Washington County. Our Chadron office serves Dawes County, Sheridan County, Box Butte County, and elsewhere in the Nebraska panhandle, including Alliance and Rushville.
Free legal information about estate planning, wills, living wills, durable powers of attorney for health care, and elder law in Nebraska
You may also find the following free legal resources useful as you decide which lawyer to consult about your estate planning law matter. These brochures were prepared by the Nebraska State Bar Association:
- Wills (pdf)
- Living Will & Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care (pdf)
- Living Trusts (pdf)