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Dreamsend

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Hello Once Again,

South Dakota is my legal domicile state.  Therefore, anything dealing with estate/inheritance/wills etc. has to be in accordance with SD requirements, and notarized?, certified? as such.  I have a legal will currently, but have decided I want a Trust instead.  My situation is VERY simple, I have no living relatives so cash and investments will be directly given to charitable entities, and handled by Schwab through beneficiary designations.  Don't need a trust or will or anything for that to happen.

The trust will include my truck and trailer, (which I then have to re-title and re-register) and I have a trusted person to take over upon my demise.

SO - I know there are others who have SD as their domicile state.  Can anyone recommend a SD attorney who can prepare a legal Trust Document for me and my simple needs without requiring me to be interviewed endlessly by their assistant collecting useless data, and who would work remotely with me to get this accomplished?

Again, many thanks
Linda
 

Tom

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Personal recommendations are good. If all else fails, call the local Bar Association and ask for a referral to the type of lawyer you need. Here in Ca each county has their own Bar, and I've used referrals in several different counties and states.
 

Lou Schneider

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Escapees CEO Shawn Loring has a law office in Livingston, and he and his law partner Susie Adams probably have more experience with domicle law than anyone else in the country.  Give them a call, they only practice in Texas but I'm sure they can recommend a South Dakota attorney.
 

Dreamsend

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Great ideas, and thank you all.  I'll be pursuing this soon when I get settled in for the next two months down in Tucson.  Covid got me thinking through all this planning for the end stuff, but I've been slow to keep moving ahead with things.  A South Dakota attorney was one of the stumbling blocks, but now I've got some ideas.

Linda
 

roberysmit

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If you have any military background, I can recommend you the Marine Corps Military Defense Lawyers - Court-Martial Attorneys | Gonzalez & Waddington - Attorneys At Law. They will arrange everything for you remotely and in no time. If not, try The Escapees CEO Shawn Loring has a law office in Livingston. He and his law partner Susie Adams probably have more experience with domicile law than anyone else in the country. Give them a call, they only practice in Texas, but I'm sure they can recommend a South Dakota attorney.
 

Utclmjmpr

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In the year 2000, my wife put together a living trust between myself,, her,, and my daughter.. She got all the legal info online and drew it up with all the provisions,,and attachments.. Then registered it with the county we live in.. An attorney where she works looked it over and made no changes,, all we had were filing fee's..>>>Dan
 

Larry N.

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If you have any military background, I can recommend you the Marine Corps Military Defense Lawyers - Court-Martial Attorneys | Gonzalez & Waddington - Attorneys At Law. They will arrange everything for you remotely and in no time. If not, try The Escapees CEO Shawn Loring has a law office in Livingston. He and his law partner Susie Adams probably have more experience with domicile law than anyone else in the country. Give them a call, they only practice in Texas, but I'm sure they can recommend a South Dakota attorney.
Note that the OP passed away not too long back, so she obviously won't be able to see this.
 

Laura & Charles

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Could be anywhere. Originally from Ohio. Go Bucks!
Note that the OP passed away not too long back, so she obviously won't be able to see this.
Yes and at first I was put off about the insensitivity of jumping on a 1.5 year post. But after giving it some thought I’ve come to realize that the poster meant no harm and posting to older posts happens all the time and it surely doesn’t matter to Linda.

Also serves as a good reminder to me that I’ve got some updating to do on our wills that I keep putting off.
So thanks, Linda! And I hope you got that taken care of in time!
 

jackiemac

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Yes and at first I was put off about the insensitivity of jumping on a 1.5 year post. But after giving it some thought I’ve come to realize that the poster meant no harm and posting to older posts happens all the time and it surely doesn’t matter to Linda.

Also serves as a good reminder to me that I’ve got some updating to do on our wills that I keep putting off.
So thanks, Linda! And I hope you got that taken care of in time!
I'm sure she would have had it sorted out. Apparently her cat Sara was to go to a Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Probably the one in Kanab. I asked about her cat when I was there the other week but they couldn't tell me anything. I donated after due passed away and left a memorial. That lady really touched my soul. ❤️
 
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