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Trusts & Estates Attorney in Missoula, MT

Navigating the complexities of Missoula trusts and estates can be daunting. That's exactly where HagEstad Law Group excels.

Offering a free, no-obligation consultation and harnessing our deep-rooted knowledge of Montana law, we strive to make things simple for you. Protecting your legacy and providing much-needed peace of mind are our highest priorities.


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David and his law firm helped me settle on some real estate discrepancies. He is very professional and polite. I highly recommend his services!!

Jay Lofland


We needed some legal advice for real estate information and we were able to get quick and accurate service that helped us with the purchase . Highly recommend this professional team!

Marie Payne


From the moment I called, very friendly, welcoming, helpful staff,meet with David he was awesome, answered all my concerns and gave me additional advice.I definitely recommend these guys

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Legal Services We Provide in Missoula, MT

Estate & Probate Law

Estate Planning

Crafting a comprehensive estate plan tailored to your unique needs is our forte. Our veteran estate planning attorneys will help you make crucial decisions about your assets, potential estate taxes, and your family's future well-being.

By offering shrewd insights into the intricacies of Montana estate planning, we can provide a clear direction for your estate.

Living Will

It's vital that your wishes regarding medical care and property distribution be understood. Our dedicated estate planning lawyers can provide meticulous assistance in creating living wills that accurately reflect your preferences and offer guidance during uncertain times.

Trust Lawyers

Trusts are legal instruments for protecting your assets and ensuring that they're distributed as you desire. Our trust lawyers in Missoula can craft, review, and administer trusts for your specific needs, preserving your legacy and making sure your loved ones are cared for.

Power of Attorney

The power of attorney is a critical document that empowers someone to act on your behalf if you're incapacitated.

Our knowledgeable Missoula, Montana, attorneys will walk you through the process of appointing a power of attorney for medical, financial, or legal decisions, confirming that your chosen representative aligns with your values and intentions.

Advance Health Care Directive

Your medical wishes are paramount. Our attorneys can make sure they're honored by laying out advance directives. These instructions will guarantee that medical professionals understand and respect your desires if you're unable to communicate them yourself.

Probate and Estate Administration

The aftermath of a loved one's passing can be emotionally and financially draining. Our compassionate probate lawyers seek to simplify the probate and estate administration process for Montana residents. They'll ensure that you or your loved one's valuable estate assets are distributed correctly and that probate administration unfolds smoothly.

Estate and Trust Administrations

From completing the initial documentation to handling the nuances of court procedures, our attorneys provide comprehensive oversight of estate and trust administrations. We pride ourselves on offering our clients a seamless, stress-free experience while adhering to Montana law.

Estate Litigation

When disputes arise in matters involving estates, you need effective representation. Our Missoula estate litigation lawyers have the knowledge, skill, and determination to fight for your rights and interests in the face of contention.

Contested Will

A contested will can bring added hardship during already challenging times. Our probate lawyers will step in to build a compelling argument on your behalf or deconstruct an illegitimate claim from another party, ensuring that justice is served.

Probate Litigation

The probate process in Missoula can often be riddled with challenges, especially when litigation is involved. Our dedicated probate attorney will manage every aspect of your case, from basic asset distribution to complex legal challenges, with the utmost care to defend your estate's integrity.

Guardianship and Conservatorship

Establishing a guardianship or conservatorship in Missoula requires understanding, empathy, and a clear view of what's best for every party involved.

A Montana estate planning attorney can guide you and your family through this process with due consideration to see that the best interests of minor children or incapacitated individuals are safeguarded under Montana law.

Why You Need a Trusts and Estates Lawyer in Missoula, MT?

As important a role as they play in people's lives, wills, trusts, and other estate matters are far from simple. Whether you're setting up a trust for the first time, revising existing estate plans, or facing a probate dispute, an experienced trusts and estates lawyer can be your advocate and guiding light.

A skilled attorney can guarantee that your assets are protected and distributed according to your wishes. In the ever-shifting landscape of Montana law, having one of these professionals on your side can help you anticipate potential pitfalls and avoid unnecessary litigation.

Remember, it's not just about securing what you have but providing a smooth transition for your loved ones.

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Put your trust in HagEstad Law Group, Missoula's top estate law firm. Contact us today to pave a clear path to prosperity for your Missoula estate.

Our Legal Process

If you're about to embark on a succession planning journey, it can help to have a clear idea of what to expect from the process. Our lawyers blend legal authority with useful local insight and consummate professionalism when carrying out our uniquely Missoula-centered approach.

Our Estate & Probate Law Legal Process

Initial Consultation

During your no-cost consultation, you'll get the opportunity to discuss your needs, goals, and concerns with our skilled attorneys, establishing clarity and confidence from the start.

Documentation and Planning

After our initial meeting, our team will begin drafting, planning, and preparing the necessary legal documents for your circumstances.

Review and Finalization

Before proceeding with your case, a seasoned estate planning attorney will review all relevant documentation to ensure that it's in line with both the law and your individual wishes.


Next, your personal representative will formulate and implement a subtle legal strategy on your behalf. You can count on them to verify that every appropriate step is circumspect and legally binding.

Continued Support

We're here for you, not just during key meetings and procedures but beyond. As part of this commitment, we'll offer ongoing advice and updates as your needs and the relevant laws evolve.

Why Put Your Trust In Us?

Why Choose Our Estates and Trusts Law Firm?

At HagEstad Law Group, PLLC, we understand the indispensable and delicate nature of trusts and estates. More importantly, we recognize the profound significance these arrangements have in our clients' lives. When you choose our legal team to oversee your estate planning or trust administration needs, you'll receive the following benefits:


Experienced Representation

Our seasoned attorneys don't just offer legal advice - they leverage years of practical knowledge specific to trusts, estates, and business law in their efforts to aid clients. We’ve successfully handled hundreds of cases while upholding our clients' wishes and fighting for their rights.


Client-Centric Approach

We believe every person is unique. With that guiding principle in mind, we take a tailored approach to serving each client. We'll take time to understand your needs and develop strategies to protect your assets and the people that matter to you.


Transparent Communication

No one likes being kept in the dark or bombarded with indecipherable legal jargon. With HagEstad Law Group, you're always in the loop. We emphasize clear, timely, and consistent communication every step of the way.

G. Patrick HagEstad

G. Patrick HagEstad

G. Patrick HagEstad

  • Licensed in Arizona and Montana
  • AV Preeminent Rated in Litigation, Insurance, and Professional liability by Martindale-Hubbell
David J. HagEstad

David J. HagEstad

David J. HagEstad

  • Licensed in Arizona, Montana, and Texas.
  • President of Surprise Professional Center Office Condo Association
David J. HagEstad

Brien B. Birge

Brien B. Birge

  • Licensed in Arizona and Montana
  • Specialized in Estate Planning & Insurance Litigation

Meet the Faces Behind HagEstad Law Group, PLLC

Nestled in the heart of Missoula, Montana, HagEstad Law Group stands as a beacon of knowledge and ethics for residents of the state.

Our firm celebrates its roots in the Missoula community, and our attorneys exemplify the values that make Missoula so special. We consider it our mission to champion the interests of Missoulians and help them confidently carry out their affairs in the realms of trusts, estates, and Montana law.

Take a moment to get better acquainted with our esteemed attorneys, who tirelessly assist clients all over the Five Valleys region.

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How long does the estate planning process take?

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The timeline can vary based on individual needs and circumstances. Typically, however, it ranges from a few weeks to a few months.

Why is a living will necessary?

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A living will provides medical directives to ensure that your wishes are communicated and honored, granting your surviving loved ones peace of mind.

What's the difference between guardianship and conservatorship?

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Guardianship involves appointing someone to make decisions regarding personal and medical care, while conservatorship focuses on managing financial assets.

How often should I review my estate plan?

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It's advisable to review your estate plan regularly, especially after significant life events like marriages, births, deaths, or property acquisitions.

Can I change my will after it's been created?

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Yes. With the guidance of an attorney, you can make amendments at any time to reflect changes in your wishes or circumstances.