Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts And Probate
At Nyhus Law Firm, our attorneys take the time to learn about your goals and concerns, and then arrange your affairs while making sure you understand the process. The legal needs of each individual are unique.
They include drafting or revising wills, ensuring that powers of attorney and health care directives are in place, planning for long-term care needs, establishing seamless transitions of assets to future generations, and managing estate and income tax concerns. Our attorneys are honored to assist with your estate plan.
Trusts are not needed in every situation, but in some situations, they are essential to a proper estate planning. They can help avoid the probate process, ensure that assets are managed by qualified trustees, and provide a way to protect assets while providing financial support to beneficiaries.
An effective will is one that does what the client needs in terms that the client understands. As your situations change, so should your will. Families with young children have different needs than those whose are children and financial concerns have grown.
At Nyhus Law Firm, we take the time to understand your situation and take pride in crafting a will that you understand so that you can be assured your affairs are put in the proper order and you can leave a legacy for future generations.
Powers Of Attorney
A power of attorney is possibly the most useful legal document a person can have. In times when you cannot act for yourself, a power of attorney will save substantial time and money, preventing the need for guardianships and conservatorships. Depending on its terms, it states the circumstances when another person can act for you.
Unfortunately, they can also be misused, either intentionally or unintentionally. Agreeing to act as someone’s power of attorney comes with great responsibilities that can have legal ramifications. Contact to draft the power of attorney that fits your needs, and to learn the laws surrounding them.
Guardianship & Conservatorship
A guardianship is needed when a person is unable to make their own decisions regarding their physical wellbeing. Likewise, a conservatorship is needed to assist someone with their finances. Often, both are required at the same time, and may need to be sought in an emergency situation.
Guardianships and conservatorships involve seeking the court’s appointment, getting other experts involved, having a court hearing, and then acting in the best interests of the person who is incapacitated. Let the attorneys at help you secure the appointment that is needed so you can assist your loved one.
In its simplest form, a “probate” is a court action to determine the validity of a will, settle all claims against a decedent, and determine who inherits assets from someone who has passed away. It can occur either with or without a will. While some assets pass through probate, others do not. Trust the attorneys at to help you navigate these issues with compassion, wisdom, and strength.
In its simplest form, a “probate” is a court action to determine the validity of a will, settle all claims against a decedent, and determine who inherits assets from someone who has passed away. It can occur either with or without a will.
While some assets pass through probate, others do not. Trust the attorneys at to help you navigate these issues with compassion, wisdom, and strength.
“Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.”
— ISAIAH 1:17 (NIV)