Estate Planning Lawyers Serving the St. Paul Metro Area

Effective representation of individuals and families is not simply a matter of responding to present needs and resolving disputes; it also involves planning and making arrangements for the future. Estate planning allows you to manage and preserve your assets during your lifetime and efficiently transfer assets to your intended beneficiaries at your death. At Bowden ♦ Cyr, PLLC, we can provide the tools you need today to prepare for tomorrow.

Effective Estate Planning Protects You & Your Loved Ones

At Bowden ♦ Cyr, PLLC, our goal is to develop a clear understanding of your unique situation and partner with you to craft the best estate plan for your situation. We take the time to explain the purpose and benefits of each estate planning tool and provide practical advice and legal guidance. Comprehensive estate plans may involve any or all of the following documents:

  • Wills - A will is a basic estate planning tool that allows you to set out a plan for the distribution of your property after death. You may also name a guardian for your children and specify a personal representative for your estate.

  • Trusts - A trust may be used in conjunction with a will or on its own to hold assets for beneficiaries. There are certain benefits to trusts, such as avoiding probate and estate tax.

  • Powers of Attorney - A power of attorney is a document that authorizes a person to make decisions on your behalf in the event of incapacity, including decisions about finances and property.

  • Health Care Directives - A health care directive enables you to express your preferences regarding medical treatment at the end of life. It also allows you to designate a person ("agent") to make decisions when you cannot communicate your own wishes.

Talk to an Experienced Estate Planning Attorney in St. Paul

If you need an estate planning lawyer in the St. Paul metro area, please contact Bowden ♦ Cyr, PLLC to schedule a complimentary consultation. Our firm is dedicated to serving clients in the management and effective transfer of assets and other personal and family concerns.