Davenport Evans continues to actively provide estate planning services during this time of social distancing.

The following estate planning lawyers at Davenport Evans can be contacted by phone or email through these links:  Sarah Richardson LarsonMatthew W. Van Heuvelen (SD, IA), and Mark R. Krogstad (SD, MN).

Here are answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about the estate planning process.

  • What information or documents do I need before I call or email an estate planning lawyer?
    • No documentation is needed, but an estate planning questionnaire is available to assist you, if desired. Request one here.
  • What are some basic estate planning documents?
    • Will
    • Durable Power of Attorney for Financial Matters
    • Advance Directives, such as a Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare Decisions and a Living Will
    • Revocable Living Trust
  • What is the process?
    • Either call directly or email your name and contact information to the estate planning lawyer of your choice from the list above.
    • Your estate planning lawyer will visit with you to review your estate planning objectives and to discuss the preparation of your estate plan documents.
    • Once your estate plan documents are finalized, the documents can be signed and notarized remotely from your own home via a smartphone or a computer.
  • What does it cost?
    • Each estate plan is uniquely suited to the client, so the cost will vary. After your initial visit, an estimate of the cost can be provided by the estate planning lawyer.

This is a great time to take care of your Will and other estate planning needs.  Our lawyers at Davenport Evans are here to personally guide you through the estate planning process.

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is one of the state’s largest law firms. The firm’s attorneys provide business and litigation counsel to individuals and corporate clients in a variety of practice areas. For more information about Davenport Evans, visit www.dehs.com.