Practice Areas

As small-town attorneys, we have strived to build wide area of practice so that we can offer maximum legal services to our clients on the Kenai Peninsula.

Estate Planning

The Soldotna estate planning attorneys at Dolifka & Associates have a combined 50 years of experience helping individuals and families with estate planning and related services. We help Alaskans outline the goals and objectives for their estate, evaluate their options, and implement plans that safeguard their legacy.

 

We offer planning and guidance related to estate distribution and tailor our recommendations to account for where clients are in life and the needs of those they love and care for. Individualized estate planning with Dolifka & Associates helps clients accomplish the goals for their estate with efficiency and the least possible delay and tax burden. We will help you avoid probate when appropriate and will plan for the provision of support to your children, spouse, or other heirs. Below is a sample of some of the estate planning services we provide:

 

  • Wills and trusts
  • Planning for care of your children
  • Estate planning for mixed families
  • Drafting a living will and advance healthcare directives
  • Creating powers of attorney
  • Protecting your dependents with guardianships and conservatorships
  • Estate tax planning

 

Regardless of the size and complexity of your estate, our Soldotna estate planning lawyers have the skills and experience to help you put together a plan that will protect your heirs and facilitate the smooth transfer of your assets.

Wills & Trusts

The foundation of any estate plan, wills and trusts define how your assets can be used in the future. Dolifka & Associates provides comprehensive services related to the drafting and implementation of wills and trusts, helping Alaskans save money, time, and emotional distress down the road. Our wills and trusts lawyers draft these documents in alignment with the estate planning goals of our clients, ensuring that their assets are used in accordance with their wishes.

 

Working with a Soldotna wills and trusts lawyer to draft these important documents is one of the best gifts clients can give their loved ones. The last thing you want to do is leave your family without proper directives in place for your health, assets, and other aspects of your life.

 

Our Soldotna wills and trusts attorneys regularly help clients in the following areas:

 

  • Wills
  • Living wills
  • Trusts
  • Revocable living trusts
  • Irrevocable trusts
  • Special needs trusts
  • Community property agreements

Probate Law/Ancillary Probate

Probate is the legal process that follows an individual’s death that determines the validity of a will or trust and ultimately distributes estate assets to the intended beneficiaries. Probate also provides a method by which the will or trust of the deceased can be challenged, and by which creditors of the estate can be notified and given the opportunity to file claims against the estate.

 

Probate may be a costly and time-intensive process if the deceased did not have an expertly crafted will or trust. The process can take months or even years to complete. It can be a particularly trying time for beneficiaries, as assets included in the probate of an estate are not available until the conclusion of the process. This is why many people include probate avoidance strategies in their estate planning.

 

A Soldotna probate attorney from Dolifka & Associates can assist you with all steps of the probate process, including:

 

  • Planning to probate the estate fairly and expeditiously
  • Filing the will with the Alaska probate court
  • Closing and opening bank accounts
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
  • Obtaining a value assessment of the estate
  • Managing and liquidating assets
  • Paying taxes and other debts
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Hiring professionals and experts when necessary

Entity Formation

If you are purchasing or forming a new business, contact the experienced Soldotna business lawyers at Dolifka & Associates to make sure your new venture starts out on the right foot.

 

We regularly advise Alaskan business owners in the following areas:

 

  • Dissolution documentation
  • Sales and purchase agreements
  • Distributorship, licensing and services agreements
  • Stock and asset purchase agreements and transactions
  • Contractor and subcontractor agreements
  • Employment, independent contractor, and consulting agreements
  • Shareholder, partnership and limited liability company operating agreements
  • Corporate governance and regulatory matters

Family Law & QDROs

The Soldotna family law attorneys at Dolifka & Associates are dedicated to understanding their clients’ needs and advocating for their best interests during their most challenging times.

 

Many individuals believe that family law is only about divorce, however, this area of law encompasses a wide range of issues including:

 

  • Adoption
  • Name changes
  • Uncontested guardianships
  • Emancipations
  • Long term care planning
  • QDROs

Real Estate Law

Whether you are a landowner or lender, the real estate lawyers at Dolifka & Associates will evaluate your real estate case and identify the best strategies to get you the outcome you desire.

 

Dolifka & Associates have experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in real estate transactions that involve:

 

  • Easements
  • Leases, lease disputes
  • Encroachment
  • Trespass
  • Rights of way
  • Foreclosures
  • Owner-financed foreclosures
  • Property line disputes
  • Contract drafting and review
  • Residential and commercial evictions

Personal Injury Law

Dolifka & Associates reviews each personal injury case on an individual basis to determine whether our firm is right for you. All personal injury consults are free. Please call to see if we can help with your case.

Estate planning, probate law, entity formation, family law, real estate law, and personal injury attorneys serving Kenai, Soldotna, Seward, Nikiski, Homer, and the Kenai Peninsula.

For local legal expertise you can trust, call 907-262-2910