Maxson Law Office, P.C.

Maxson Law Office, P.C.

North Dakota Estate Planning and Trusts Lawyers Helping You Secure the Future

Firm Overview

Experienced lawyers with more than 40 years' combined experience
offering effective estate planning services

The Maxson Law Office, P.C. in Minot, North Dakota represents individuals and businesses in Minot and throughout northeast North Dakota in matters of estate planning and trusts, as well as oil and gas law and more. Our attorneys have more than 40 years' combined experience providing effective advice to help clients develop efficient estate planning strategies and achieve their goals. We work diligently to understand your legal needs and apply our extensive knowledge to ensure positive results. We pay attention to every detail and provide comprehensive representation to secure your peace of mind. Our clients trust us and are satisfied with their results. Call the Maxson Law Office, P.C. today to schedule a consultation and find out how we can help you.

Ethical attorneys providing compassionate legal representation
The Maxson Law Office, P.C. takes pride in our outstanding track record of helping clients achieve their goals. We bring to every case the benefit of our:

-Competence - Our attorneys provide knowledgeable and skilled legal advice to help you understand your options and pursue the best course of action for your legal needs. We stay abreast of current legal trends to ensure you have the best representation to achieve your goals.

-Compassion - We have compassion for every client, and seek to understand your individual legal situation. We understand that estate planning can be stressful and emotional, and we work you personally to ease you through the process.

-Experience - We have more than 40 years' combined legal experience helping clients secure the future and addressing their legal needs. We apply our knowledge to your case to help you reach your goals.

Compassionate law firm dedicated to securing the future

The Maxson Law Office, P.C. helps clients secure their futures and achieve positive results in the following practice areas and more:

-Estate Planning - Our estate planning practice includes assistance with estate tax issues, choosing an executor, guardianships and wills drafting.

-Trusts - In our trusts practice, we help with the establishment of living trusts and guide you through the complex legal processes involved.

-Oil and Gas Law -- In our oil and gas law practice, we represent oil and gas companies doing business in North Dakota in filings, disputes and litigation related to oil and gas exploration, development and production.

Main Office

Main Office
1015 S. Broadway
Suite 15, Town & Country Center
Minot ND 58701



Estate Planning

Estate Planning

Preserving your family's wealth for future generations
Whether you're planning the parameters of your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, the Maxson Law Office, P.C. can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:

-Estate planning
-Estate tax issues
-Choosing the appropriate executor
-Living wills
-Living trusts
-Wills drafting

Securing your legacy
You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you comfort. We thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.

Drafting your living will and last will and testament
A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your living will sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become incapacitated. This assures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored.

Your last will provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your pet, making decisions that might not reflect your desires.

The Maxson Law Office, P.C. can draft valid wills that ensure your intentions are honored.

Changing your will
As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You may want to update your will throughout your life. The Maxson Law Office, P.C. drafts valid codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.

Appointment of guardianship
If you have minor children, your will allows you to make decisions about their future care. This is especially crucial if you are a single parent or if both parents die in a common incident. If you do not name a guardian, the court will appoint a guardian for your children and can make decisions adverse to your ultimate parenting goals. You can also make arrangements for your pets' care in your will, including naming a guardian to take responsibility for your pets.

James Maxson

Maxson Law Office, P.C.

Practice Areas: Estate Planning; Business Planning; Trust Law; Probate; Civil Litigation; Commercial Litigation

Admitted: 1973, North Dakota and U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota

Law School: University of North Dakota, J.D.

College: Moorhead State University, B.A., 1970

Member: Ward County Bar Association (President, 1980); State Bar Association of North Dakota; North Dakota Trial Lawyers Association (State President, 1984); The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (State Delegate, 1985-2000).

Biography: Assistant State's Attorney, Ward County, North Dakota, 1974-1976. North Dakota State Senator, 1986-1994. Democratic National Committeeman, North Dakota, 2000-2008.
Place of birth: Thief River Falls, Minnesota


University of North Dakota
Juris Doctorate ,