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5 Reasons To Call Now:

Peace of Mind:

Estate Planning is something that you do for your family so that you know they will be taken care of when you are gone and unable to care for them yourself. Hiring an experienced estate planning attorney will allow you to rest easier knowing your family is protected.

Avoiding Probate:

The only people who like probate are probate attorneys. Probate is time consuming, expensive, and public. Most families wish to avoid probate and can do so easily with the help of an experienced estate planner. Whether you use a trust or a less expensive method to avoid probate, the result will be the same: your family will be glad you planned to avoid probate.

What If You Become Disabled?

Without a plan in place, your family may need a Court to give them the ability to manage your finances and make decisions about your health care. This can create chaos and added expense when your family should be focused on your health.

Avoiding Taxes

You have paid enough in taxes during your life. Why allow the government to take additional taxes from your estate after you are gone? Having a properly structured plan will minimize estate and gift taxes.

We Don't Have a Crystal Ball

Unfortunately, we don't have a crystal ball that will tell us when our last day on earth will be. Procrastination is the number one reason for Probate. Whether it is being afraid to confront our own mortality or any other excuse we can make, if we wait too long to plan, our family may be left with a mess to clean up.

Zachary Alexander WiegandReviewsout of 9 reviews
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ATTORNEY ZACHARY A. WIEGAND

Zach Wiegand is a Minnesota estate planning attorney who helps individuals and families achieve peace of mind knowing that everything is taken care of if, or when, something happens to them.

Zach has been recognized by his peers as a Minnesota Super Lawyer - Rising Star for both 2017 & 2018. He has also received the AVVO Client's Choice Award in 2018. Zach has presented numerous estate planning seminars and has provided continuing legal education for other attorneys.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

 

Very impressed!

Zach provides excellent personable service rarely found in this era of corporate firms. Clear non lawyer speak to help myself and my wife clearly understand our options as we established our estate plan. Was so impressed, I used Zach to help my aging parents protect their legacy. I highly recommend Zach as you feel like he genuinely cares; not just another number in a “factory like legal” firm. — Nathan

Cannot be more happy!

My wife and I have been setting up our trust and will (along with other stuff like health care directives) with Zach Wiegand over the last month. We finally signed our paperwork today and we cannot be more happy with his expertise and client service. If you need Estate Planning help, look no further! — R.L.

Excellent Advice

Really enjoyed meeting and working with Zach for my estate plans. He's a great listener, made sure he understood what my family dynamics are, and offered excellent suggestions and advice. I look forward to a long partnership with Zach and feel at peace that he will be there for my family when they need him. — Carmon.

Very professional and flexible.

Had a great experience working with Zachary. My husband and I hired Zachary to establish a Trust and prepare the documentation. He was very professional, open to questions, and had a way of explaining so we understood. We appreciated how flexible he was on finding times it worked for us to meet and would definitely use him in the future. — Maria

Very caring and detailed.

We had been dragging our feet with getting our wills in order and setting up a trust to make sure our kids are taken care of in the event that something happens to my husband and myself. We just didn’t want to think about the worst case scenario. Zach was referred to us by a family friend. He drew up our Family Trust, will and healthcare directives. He was so caring and detailed while helping navigate us thru this process. He helped explain our options clearly and was always available for any questions we had (which were numerous). Even though we didn’t want to have to think about worst case scenario- we are so happy we did and now feel at peace knowing that our boys will be taken care of. I’ve referred two other family members to him so far and would refer anyone else who needed estate planning to him. — A.H.

I would highly recommend!

My wife and I worked with Mr. Wiegand to establish a will and trust. He is very knowledgeable, professional, and genuinely cares about your wellbeing and that of your family. Unlike other lawyers that quickly gloss over things using language that is hard to comprehend, Zach takes great care in making sure you fully understand and encourages questions. I would highly recommend Zach and look forward to working with him through all of life’s changes. — Dan

The Estate Planning Process

Estate Planning Process

Step 1: Initial Consultation

Sign up for a free consultation to discuss your goals and create strategies for your estate plan. Attorney Zach Wiegand will give you a recommendation for your estate plan and he will tell you the exact flat fee cost for creating that plan.

 

Step 2: Design Your Plan

This meeting can be combined with the first meeting if you know you wish to proceed. Otherwise, we may schedule a second meeting to design the specifics of your estate plan.

 

Step 3: Final Signing

You will review all of your documents with your attorney and ensure that your plan meets your needs. You will then sign your documents.

 

Step 4: Document Delivery/Funding Instructions

After you sign your documents, your documents are scanned and stored digitally on your secure client portal. You will have access to your documents digitally whenever you want through your portal. You will receive all of your original documents back as well as courtesy copies during this meeting.

 

Step 5: Update Beneficiary Designations and Record Real Estate Deeds

During the document delivery meeting, Attorney Zach Wiegand will provide you with detailed instructions and a checklist for updating your beneficiary designations and for funding your trust if you created one. We are here for any questions about your estate plan at no additional charge.

 

 Step 6: Sleep Better

Sleep better knowing that your family is taken care of if something happens to you. This is a common side effect of the estate planning process!