Estate Planning

When you need a comprehensive estate plan or someone to guide you through the probate process, we provide friendly and caring legal representation.

Planning for the Future

Contrary to the misconception that only the very wealthy need estate planning, everyone should have a basic estate plan that protects their assets, provides for their loved ones and clearly sets forth their wishes. At Stehlik Law, we understand the laws that were created to give people control over the future of their assets. Our attorneys will help you draft the documents necessary to make sure that your wishes will be followed after your passing. Depending on your situation, we may suggest a variety of estate planning tools, including:

  • Wills
  • Testamentary and living trusts
  • Revocable and irrevocable trusts
  • Charitable trusts and gifting programs
  • Durable powers of attorney, allowing others to make financial decisions on your behalf and for your benefit
  • Healthcare powers of attorney, authorizing others to make healthcare decisions should you become incapacitated
  • Healthcare advanced directives (sometimes called “living wills”)

Taking Care of the Details when a Loved One Passes Away

There are many things to deal with when a loved one dies. On top of the raw emotion involved in the grieving process, there are decisions to be made about funeral arrangements, the division of beloved property, and internment. At Stehlik Law, we will handle the legal aspects of probate and estate administration so that you can focus on more important things. We have handled hundreds of estates, providing compassionate, comprehensive representation for every client.

Our services include admitting the will for probate, appointment of an administrator (called a  Personal Representative) of the estate, ensuring the Personal Representative timely pays the estate debts, contacting creditors and disputing claims when necessary, assisting with the liquidation of assets, distributing estate assets to the beneficiaries, and filing estate taxes. If a will is contested, we work hard to enforce your loved one’s final wishes.

Although it may be an uncomfortable topic, proper estate planning and probate administration will serve you and protect your loved ones in the future.  We genuinely feel that a successful probate begins with good estate planning.

Let us get to know you and your family. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation today to discuss your estate planning concerns and goals.

Stehlik Law

653 G Street, PO Box 187
Pawnee City, NE 68420
Telephone: 402.852.2973 | Fax: 402.852.2940
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At Stehlik Law, we represent clients throughout Southeast Nebraska, including those in Pawnee City, Lincoln,  Nebraska City, Falls City, and Beatrice.

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