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Helping Clients with Complex Real Estate and Estate Issues

David J. Dietrich graduated from Whitman College with a BA degree with honors in 1979. He served in the Peace Corps in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. He attended the University of Montanta College of Law and graduated with a Juris Doctor (JD) in 1984.

David J. Dietrich was the past chair of the Real Property. Probate and Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association (2016-2017) and a Fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).

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Here are answers to some of our most common questions:

Why should I prepare an estate plan?

Who do you want to inherit your property? When do you want them to receive it? In what proportions and under what conditions? If you choose not to plan and make these decisions, the State of Montana will decide for you (this is called intestacy)…

What is the difference between a Will and a revocable trust?

A revocable trust is essentially a substitute for a Will, and distributes your property in the same manner. However, a revocable trust has the added advantage of avoiding probate, a process which can be costly, and time-consuming…

What is probate?

Probate is a procedure to identify all assets owned by a deceased person (a “decedent”), identify the decedent’s creditors and beneficiaries, and the distribution of assets accordingly. Probate may be avoided by the use of a trust and/or coordinated beneficiary designations….

When do you need a trust?

A Trust can be created under a will or a stand-alone document in substitution of a will. Use it to exert some type of control over how the assets are distributed when or how you pass away…

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404 N 31st St #213, Billings, MT, 59101, US