Estate and Transition Planning Articles

Below, you will find links to articles written by Joe M. Hawbaker of Hawbaker Law Office in Omaha, Nebraska.  These articles were originally produced for the University of Nebraska Department of Agricultural Economics as part of the Nebraska Network for Beginning Farmers.  They have been revised and updated for distribution and publication as part of Legal Aid of Nebraska’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Project, with funding from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.  These articles are for information purposes only and do not constitute legal advice nor are a substitute for legal advice.  If you have any questions, please contact us or view our resources page.

Buy Sell Agreements

Charitable Giving

Durable Power of Attorney

Future Interests and the Life Estate Deed

Federal Transfer Taxes & The Unified Credit (With A Mention of Capital Gains)

Health Care Powers of Attorney & Living Wills Advance Health Care Directives

Intestacy & Spousal Elective Share

Introduction to Farm and Ranch Estate Planning

Joint Tenancy & Tenancy in Common

Nebraska Inheritance Tax

Nebraska Transfer on Death Deed

Options and Preemptive Rights


Personal Representative

Personal Representative Checklist


Special Use Valuation

Spousal Unified Credit Planning & The Portability Rule

The Estate Planning Questionnaire

The Will



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