Estate Planning
We aid clients with planning for issues that arise during life and after death. Each person should have at minimum a will/living trust, power of attorney and health care directive/living will. We will listen to clients’ goals concerning their estate, explain the options available to accomplish their goals and draft the documents that will achieve the client’s goals. Our office is able to handle all estates, from the simple to more complicated plans involving trusts for children, estate tax issues and detailed bequests and devises.

Are you considering divorce? Are you having problems dealing with child custody/support issues? We can meet with you to explain the options regarding a divorce and child custody. We can assist you in all your divorce and child custody issues from simple to complex. Are you considering adoption? We can help ensure the legal steps are properly completed to accomplish adoptions , including step-parent adoptions.


Do you know someone who recently has passed away and not sure what to do? Stop in to discuss with us what steps are needed to take care of matters relative to the person’s estate. We can help with answering questions regarding the steps needed to handle the estate, whether there is a need for probate or not. Some estates don’t need to go through probate, while others must. Also contact us to make sure whether an estate tax return needs to be filed. We will provide you with information regarding options on handling all post death matters.

Real Estate
Are you thinking about buying, selling, or developing land?Our office handles a large amount of real estate transfers. We can help you complete a transaction with assurances that everything is handled promptly and effectively. Dan Ziebell is a licensed title insurance agent in Minnesota with the Attorney’s Title Guaranty Fund, Inc. Therefore, you get title company services, at title company prices, but with an attorney’s personal involvement. We can also answer questions regarding property disputes.

Real Estate Tract Searches

Are you needing to verify a legal description or current ownership of real property?  Dan can provide Owners and Encumbrance Reports (O&E Reports), Two deed searches and forty year searches in Blue Earth, Dodge, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Steele, Wabasha, Winona Counties in Minnesota with two – three day turnaround time.


Interested in setting up a business organization? (S-Corporation, Limited Liability Companies, Limited Partnerships, are examples). We can help you determine what form of business entity would best suit your needs regarding issues such as taxes, liability protection and providing for simple transfer to family members after death.

We are a small firm that strives to provide professional, yet personal, service to our clients as a full time law office in Dodge County. We are able to handle other matters not described here. Call us for a free consultation to determine if we can help you.

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