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Personalized Estate Planning To Achieve Your Goals

People frequently believe that estate planning is only for the very wealthy. In reality, all families benefit from an estate plan. A thorough estate plan can protect your assets, designate selected beneficiaries and record your preferences for end-of-life care. Atwood Law, has provided comprehensive legal counsel for almost two decades. We have the insight and experience necessary to evaluate your situation, recommend and implement an estate plan tailored to meet your goals.

Are you interested in learning about your estate planning options? Call our Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska, offices, as well as Des Moines, Iowa, at 402-817-2717 or toll free at 800-655-9606 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers.

Selecting The Right Estate Planning Tools

Each family’s estate plan will considerably differ depending upon a number of factors, including your property holdings, desired beneficiaries, tax implications, business holdings and goals. Plans can also evolve with major family changes such as divorce or remarriage. Based on your situation, we may recommend employing a number of estate planning tools, including:

  • Last will and testament
  • Revocable or irrevocable trusts
  • Charitable trust
  • Powers of attorney
  • Living will
  • Medicaid planning
  • Special needs trust
  • Guardianship and/or conservatorship

Our goal is to minimize the amount of assets lost to taxes and ensure that your resources are transferred in the way that you desire. Failing to prepare and document a thorough estate plan can lead to future conflict if potential beneficiaries dispute a will or argue over end-of-life care in the event of incapacitation.

When Your Estate Plan Goes Awry

Even the most careful plans can sometimes veer off course. The death or disability of a loved one, particularly a parent, can cause deep divisions in families. If you find yourself disagreeing with the actions of your siblings, beneficiaries of the estate, or the person administering the estate, seek the guidance of Atwood Law. Our attorneys know how difficult and emotionally charged estate and trust disputes can be. We will guide you through the probate process, ensure proper administration of your loved one’s estate and litigate when necessary to correct overreaching and undue influence, or to contest a will executed without capacity or under undue influence.

Helping To Create Livelihoods And Legacies

If you own a business, want to own a business or plan to sell a business, we can help you set up a company, transfer a business or assets, and address the myriad legal issues that arise in operating a business. Our attorneys have the expertise to advise business owners and employers in whatever opportunities or challenges may come before them, such as:

  • Formation of corporations, partnerships and LLCs
  • Purchase or sale of a business or business assets
  • Leases and property matters
  • Drafting, advising and handling litigation involving nondisclosure and noncompete agreements
  • Drafting employee handbooks and handling matters involving employees
  • Regulatory and licensure issues

Contact Us To Prepare For Your Future

Call our firm at 402-817-2717 or toll free at 800-655-9606 to learn how you can protect your family legacy through estate and business planning. You may also contact our firm online to schedule a free case consultation. Our responsive attorneys are available to answer all of your estate and business planning questions and ensure that you have the knowledge you need to make key decisions to protect your business and assets.

What Our Clients Say

The lawyers and support staff at Atwood Law Firm showed me sincere interest and caring on a very personal level, and I knew at all times my interests were front and center in all aspects of my workers' compensation case. This office is staffed by a great group of people. You can relax and be assured that your welfare comes first and foremost in their decisions and actions with respect to your legal case. You are kept aware of the process and progress in your case at all times, and your input is welcomed. I highly recommend the Atwood Law Firm to anyone needing legal assistance.

- WN

I cannot thank you enough for the peace of mind you have brought to my family! Both of my parents are extremely grateful for your work. I knew we were in good hands from the first meeting and you have exceeded all my expectations! It may feel straightforward to you, but to us, you have moved mountains. This settlement will allow my parents, particularly my Dad, to enjoy the rest of their lives to the fullest of their abilities. We all agree that we would give every cent back and more for my Dad to walk again, but that is not going to happen...

- DW

"...He didn't treat me like I was one of 100 clients. He treated me like I was his only client. He acted professionally but with empathy, dignity and friendliness. It didn't matter if it was something small or large, he was always there for me, be it by phone, fax, email, cellphone or meeting me personally at his office or elsewhere. He never rushed me when I didn't understand something, he'd take as much time as needed to explain things to me, especially when it came time for my deposition and in preparation for trial. He was there for me when I truly needed his help..."

- CG

"...My husband and I felt his kindness immediately and were both very impressed with his knowledge of what to expect in a wrongful death case. He pursued our claim in an aggressive manner while at the same time being very protective of our rights and privacy and sheltered us from any unnecessary contact with insurance agents, or any other adverse parties. My husband and I cannot say enough about the kindness, professionalism and legal ability demonstrated by Atwood Law"

- RD

"...If it were not for this law firm all I would have received from this injury would have been a loss of income check and a pat on the back, goodbye. Which only would have been a fraction of what I actually received. He was always professional but more importantly he cared about me and my family as people not just a client. He went beyond his role as my lawyer. He even spoke with my bank and explained why I was behind on my car payment. And this saved me getting my car repossessed..."

- HR

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Office Location Atwood Law in NE
Lincoln Office

575 Fallbrook Boulevard Suite 206
Lincoln, NE 68521

Toll Free: 800-655-9606
Phone: 402-817-2717
Fax: 402-476-4410


699 Walnut Street
Suite 415
Des Moines, IA 50309


Omaha Office

14301 First National Bank Parkway
Suite 100
Omaha, NE 68154

Toll Free: 800-655-9606
Phone: 402-817-2717
Fax: 402-476-4410